Category Archives: Judicial Review

An ‘Important Milestone’: The Judgment in Lounes

Lounes v Secretary of State for the Home Department (C-165/16, EU:C:2017:862) In this judgment, the CJEU has embraced AG Bot’s opinion that EU law does not take away with one hand that which it has given with the other. The … Continue reading

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Deceptive Criminal from Sierra Leone Triumphs on Citizens’ Directive in Court of Appeal

R (Decker) v Secretary of State for the Home Department & Anor [2017] EWCA Civ 1752 (03 November 2017) These judicial review proceedings relate to the refusal of a residence card and the right approach to the validity of deportation … Continue reading

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Article 8 and Entry Clearance: Court of Appeal Confirms the Approach in Mostafa

Entry Clearance Officer, Sierra Leone v Kopoi [2017] EWCA Civ 1511 (10 October 2017) In this interesting case, the Court of Appeal allowed the ECO’s appeal against the Upper Tribunal’s decision that the relationship between Edna Kopoi and her relatives … Continue reading

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Drug Dealing and Deportation: No Sympathy in Strasbourg for Settled Nigerian Criminal

Ndidi v United Kingdom – 41215/14 (Article 8 – Expulsion – Nigeria) [2017] ECHR 781 (14 September 2017) Nicknamed “Bruiser” for “roughing up” his minions in the underworld of drug dealing, Ifeanyi Chukwu Ndidi, a Nigerian, entered the UK aged … Continue reading

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Zambrano Carers: ‘Benefits Tourism’ and EU Law

The right to care is not an express function of the EU Treaties or the law of freedom of movement. Yet under case law even a non-EU citizen primary carer can claim a right of residence on the basis of … Continue reading

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Aligning the Immigration Rules with MM (Lebanon)

Judicial review claims known as MM (Lebanon) & Ors [2017] UKSC 10 challenging the Minimum Income Requirements (MIR) under Appendix FM ended in overall disappointment for divided families. Partial success at first instance resulted in momentary jubilation. But ultimately, following … Continue reading

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Deportation in Advance of Appeal is Unlawful

R (Kiarie and Byndloss) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] UKSC 42 (14 June 2017) In 2013, as home secretary, Theresa May pledged to her party that foreign criminals with outstanding appeals would no longer be permitted … Continue reading

Posted in Appeals, Article 8, Automatic Deportation, Children, Citizens Directive, Court of Appeal, ECHR, Families, Immigration Act 2014, Immigration Act 2016, Judicial Review, Legal Aid, Ministry of Justice, Neuberger PSC, Proportionality, Public Interest, s 55 BCIA, UKSC | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment