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Substantial damages for unlawful detention in R (On the Application Of) Adegun v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2019] EWHC 22 (Admin) (25 January 2019)

This case provides another insight into whether a detained asylum system can be operated fairly and without detriment to detainees. In a ruling handed down on 10 January 2019, Nicholas Paine QC concluded that the Home Office failed to carry out Ru  Read more...

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New Guidance from the Tribunal President in Safi & Ors: reasons must be given for decisions on permission (25 January 2019)

As the Hon Mr Justice Lane noted from the outset, the legal proceedings that have resulted from the hijacking of an aircraft from Afghanistan to the UK in February 2000 ‘have been both various and protracted’. He regretted that the current hearing  Read more...

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Appeal allowed after a long legal battle in Forrester v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWCA Civ 2653 (20 December 2018)

The appellant in this case, is a Jamaican national born in 1980. The appellant challenged the Secretary of State’s (SSHD) decision to deport him on the basis that deportation would disproportionately breach both his family and private life. The Court  Read more...

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Unlawful detention of trafficked Lithuanian national - ZV, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWHC 2725 (Admin) (26 November 2018)

In this case, a claim was brought to challenge the lawfulness of detention concerning an EU national who is a victim of trafficking and the certification of her removal under Regulation 33 of the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 20  Read more...

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H, R (on the application) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWHC 2191 (Admin) (16 August 2018) (13 November 2018)

History of the Case H is a Vietnamese national who was trafficked to the UK in early 2013 as a minor. He was physically and sexually abused by his traffickers and forced to work in a cannabis house where he was arrested in October 2  Read more...

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Home Office states it is revising Discretionary Leave policy in MM (Malawi) & Anor v the Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWCA Civ 2482 (09 November 2018) (13 November 2018)

The Home Office has stated it intends to revise its policy on Discretionary Leave in open court during cases of MV, MM and MK which came before Newey, Henderson and Hickinbottom LJ on Tuesday 30th October 2018 to determine whethe  Read more...

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Aboro, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWHC 1436 (Admin) (23 October 2018)

In this case, the Secretary of State for the Home Department (SSHD) has been found to have been in breach of chapter 55.10 of the UK Border Agency Enforcement Instructions and Guidance (UKBA EIG) in unlawfully detaining the Claimant on the basis t  Read more...

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Re T (A Child) (Secure Accommodation Order) [2018] EWCA Civ 2136 (15 October 2018)

The appeal from a decision authorising the deprivation of liberty under the inherent jurisdiction of the 15-year-old girl has been dismissed by the Court of Appeal. History of the Case The case related to a transgender child (T) f  Read more...

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TM (A Minor), R (on the application) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Minor - asylum - delay) [2018] UKUT 299 (IAC) (23 August 2018) (1 October 2018)

This case concerns a minor, TM, who brought a judicial review against the Secretary of State for the Home Department (SSHD) challenging the ongoing delay in giving a decision on TM’s asylum claim. TM first made a claim for asy  Read more...

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Unlawful detention of re-trafficked victim in R (on the application of CP (VIETNAM)) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWHC 2122 (Admin) (06 August 2018) (3 September 2018)

In this case, concerning a victim of re-trafficking, the High Court ruled in favour of the Claimant, CP, finding that the Secretary of State for the Home Department (SSHD) had breached the Claimant’s protective obligations under Article 4 o  Read more...

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Unlawful Detention: Failure to Apply Rule 34 in KG, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWHC 1767 (Admin) (13 July 2018) (31 July 2018)

In a case brought by Duncan Lewis, a court ruled that a physical and mental examination must be arranged for every detainee to take place within 24 hours of their admission to a detention centre, unless the detainee does not consent to the examina  Read more...

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Claim Struck Out: Witness in Contempt of Court in Hughes Jarvis Limited v Searle [2018] EW Misc B6 (CC) (27 April 2018) (18 July 2018)

A Judge sitting at Oxford County Court struck out a claim after the litigant contravened orders not to contact his lawyers mid-evidence. The witness emailed his solicitors, counsel and spoke to a third party whilst in the court giving evidence. Read more...

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Unlawful Detention in SNA v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWHC 1504 (Admin) (19 June 2018) (12 July 2018)

In this case our client, the Claimant SNA, an Egyptian national, submits that he was subject to unlawful detention by the Secretary of State for the Home Department (SSHD) between 14 September 2016 and 28 September 2016. SNA argues t  Read more...

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Complex Bail Accommodation in Baraka, R (on the application of) v SSHD [2018] EWHC 1549 (Admin) (20 June 2018) (2 July 2018)

In this case the Claimant challenged the Secretary of State for the Home Department’s (SSHD) failure to find suitable accommodation subject to Section 4 of the Immigration Act, to enable his release on bail. This has resulted in the Claimant remai  Read more...

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Asylum-seeking children should be seen and not heard: the pitfalls of AL (Albania) v SSHD [2018] EWCA Civ 1183 (22 June 2018)

This recent Court of Appeal judgment involved an asylum seeking child from Albania, who by the time his appeal was heard before the Court of Appeal, was a young adult. History AL sought asylum in the UK for precisely the sa  Read more...

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ROO (Nigeria), R (on the application of) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWHC 1295 (Admin) (7 June 2018)

The High Court ruled in favour of the Claimant by concluding that the Secretary of State for the Home Department (SSHD) had failed to exercise ‘anxious scrutiny’ before certifying her asylum claim under s.96 (2) Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Ac  Read more...

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ZN (Afghanistan) & Anor v Secretary of State for the Home Department, Court of Appeal [2018] EWCA Civ 1059 (1 June 2018)

In this case the Court of Appeal considered the cost applications of the two Appellants in these proceedings, ZN & KA, following the withdrawal of their appeals by consent. The issue before the Court was in what circumstances the Court shou  Read more...

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The deprivation of liberty of a transgender child: A Local Authority v T (No.2) [2018] EWHC 816 (Fam) (2 May 2018)

The case concerns T, a transgender child and the deprivation of liberty and rights under Article 5 of the European Convention on Human Rights. If the state imposes restrictions upon the child’s freedom and movement without the Child’s consent, the  Read more...

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Mazana, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWHC 650 (Admin) (20 April 2018) (1 May 2018)

Esther Akinyinka, Solicitor of the Immigration and Public Law departments of Duncan Lewis Solicitors, represented a national of South Africa to challenge the Secretary of State for the Home Department (SSHD) Policy on Approved Premises and Unlawfu  Read more...

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A Local Authority v X & Ors [2018] EWHC 874 (Fam) (19 April 2018) (30 April 2018)

This case concerns four children: D, S, E, and SL, between 7 and 17 years of age. All the children are nationals of X and came to the UK on 11 June 2013 with their mother ‘M’. M is also a national of X and works as a secretary for the X High Comm  Read more...

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R (on the application of Ibidokun) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] EWHC 3178 (13 March 2018)

This case concerns the unlawful detention of the Claimant who came to the UK from Nigeria. The Claimant made an asylum claim from within detention shortly after being detained on 6 August 2016. Despite being told that his claim would be dealt   Read more...

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Hussein v Secretary of State for the Home Department & Anor [2018] EWHC 213 (Admin) (01 February 2018) (14 February 2018)

Duncan Lewis Solicitors’ Public Law team brought a challenge against the Home Office on behalf of two detainees, which on 1 February 2018 the High Court ruled in favour of, forcing the Home Office to take responsibility for the unlawful conditions  Read more...

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Waheed v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] EWHC 3080 (Admin) (30 November 2017) (6 February 2018)

In this case the Claimant challenged the lawfulness of the Secretary of State for the Home Department’s (SSHD) refusal of consent to his release on bail pursuant to paragraph 22(4) Schedule 2 of the Immigration Act 1971 (As amended by Immigration   Read more...

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Hysaj & Ors, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] UKSC 82 (26 January 2018)

Duncan Lewis’ success in the Supreme Court case of Hysaj & Ors, R has significantly changed the case law on ‘deprivation’ and ‘nullity’ of British Citizenship under the British Nationality Act 1981. Duncan Lewis acted for the Appella  Read more...

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