Category Archives: Cases

Risk of FGM: A child’s welfare is paramount in the family court 

A (A Child) [2020] EWCA Civ 731 (15 June 2020)  Ryder, King and Hickinbottom LJJ have affirmed the decision of Sir Andrew McFarlane P [2019] EWHC 2475 (Fam) by holding that when a family court considers an application for a female … Continue reading

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Upper Tribunal: Policy on fee waivers is unlawful 

In R (otao Dzineku-Liggison) v SSHD [JR/2249/2019], the UT held that the Home Office’s policy on fee waivers, namely the Fee Waiver: Human Rights-based and other specified applications, version 3.0 (dated 4 January 2019), is unlawful. UTJ Blundell took the … Continue reading

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MLA without death penalty assurance breaches the DPA 

Elgizouli v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2020] UKSC 10 (25 March 2020)  This judgment his about a number of things. It is about mutual legal assistance (MLA), it is about the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria/Levant … Continue reading

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Human trafficking: Tribunal is not bound by NRM decision

MS (Pakistan) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2020] UKSC 9 (18 March 2020)  These proceedings in the Supreme Court have resulted in the outcome that when determining an appeal in which it was argued that that removal … Continue reading

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The public interest in deportation has ‘a moveable rather than fixed quality’ holds Court of Appeal

Akinyemi v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2019] EWCA Civ 2098 (04 December 2019)  The Court of Appeal thinks that it is necessary to approach the public interest in deportation in a flexible manner by accepting that … Continue reading

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Brexit: Analysis of Miller and Cherry in Supreme Court

R (Miller/Cherry) v The Prime Minister [2019] UKSC 41 (24 September 2019)  These proceedings concerned a “one-off” issue arising in circumstances unseen in history and unlikely to arise again. The Supreme Court was cautious to emphasise at the outset that these … Continue reading

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Seven Year Rule: Immigration History of Parents is Irrelevant

The Secretary of State for the Home Department v AB (Jamaica) & Anor [2019] EWCA Civ 661 (12 April 2019) As discussed earlier in the analysis of JG (section 117B(6): “reasonable to leave” UK) Turkey [2019] UKUT 72 (IAC), the … Continue reading

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No presumption favouring revocation of deportation order after 10 years says Court of Appeal

EYF (Turkey) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2019] EWCA Civ 592 (11 April 2019) In relation to the proper construction of paragraph 391(a) of the Immigration Rules, which concerns the continuation of deportation orders in relation to … Continue reading

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An Alternative to Brexit: The Judgment in Wightman

Wightman and Others v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union (C-621/18, EU:C:2018:999, 10 December 2018) Brexit is a big mess. It is “a powerful acid” and is a huge economic and bureaucratic nightmare. Going through with it in … Continue reading

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Upper Tribunal gives important guidance on discretion and exceptional circumstances

R (Prathipati) v SSHD (Discretion – Exceptional Circumstances) [2018] UKUT 427 (IAC) (26 October 2018) A self-representing applicant for judicial review who in the Upper Tribunal’s view “represented herself with eloquence and courtesy”, Mrs Prathipati triumphed against the government’s junior counsel … Continue reading

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‘Culture Change’: How Fair is Hamid on Steroids?

Culture is a buzzword. Promoting “good culture” is seen as a cure for misconduct. For example, financial regulators blame “bad culture” and the accompanying toxic casino environment for causing the global financial crisis. Thus, financial regulators and banks are very … Continue reading

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Tier 1 (General): Perspectives on Paragraph 322(5) and ILR

Cases in the Tier 1 (General) category present an outrage because we would not really expect highly skilled migrants to be punished for being honest by paying their taxes. Similarly, we would also not expect migrants who add value to … Continue reading

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High Court on British Citizenship and Fact Finding

R (Din) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWHC 1046 (Admin) (04 May 2018) These judicial review proceedings arose out of a trio of refusals – dated 14 July 2016, 16 December 2016 and 22 September 2017 … Continue reading

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Brexit: The Miller Judgment

R (Miller & Anor) v The Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union [2017] UKSC 5 Miller is considered to be the most important constitutional case for a generation. The lead claimant Gina Miller means different things to different people. … Continue reading

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Integration is Multidimensional: ‘Generic Factors’ Count in Calculating Integrative Links in Deportation Cases

AS (Iran) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] EWCA Civ 1284 (23 August 2017) AS entered the UK aged nine with his mother under the family reunion rules because his father had been granted indefinite leave to … Continue reading

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Off the Hook: New Guidance on HOPOs and WCOs

Awuah & Ors (Wasted Costs Orders – HOPOs – Tribunal Powers: Ghana) [2017] UKFTT 555 (IAC) (13 July 2017) Everyone knows that the tribunal judiciary is generally quick to side with sedentary HOPOs who serve no purpose other than reciting … Continue reading

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The Sick Man of Europe: Can Theresa May Save the UK?

These days the British rule with two queens but they are still quite sick. Of course, the ills of their country are almost exclusively related to Brexit – a meaningless word not long ago. “Change is in the air” and … Continue reading

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Reference by Supreme Court to CJEU: Does Enhanced Protection Depend on Permanent Residence?

Secretary of State for the Home Department v Franco Vomero (Italy) [2016] UKSC 49 (27 July 2016) In analysing the future role of the courts in the post-Brexit legal landscape, Christina Lienen predicts a rise in EU law cases because … Continue reading

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Case Preview: Belhaj v Straw

Belhaj and another (Respondents) v Straw and others (Appellants) UKSC 2014/0264 concerns allegations by a former opponent of Colonel Gaddafi and his wife that they were abducted and unlawfully taken to Libya in February 2004 and were both allegedly detained … Continue reading

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Union Law and Kafka under the EEA Regulations

The Immigration (European Economic Area) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 (“the 2015 Regulations”), which enter into force on 6 April 2015, further amend the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2006 (“the 2006 Regulations”). Among other things, the 2015 Regulations aim to amend … Continue reading

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