AM (Zimbabwe) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2020] UKSC 17

Another day, another Home Office immigration decision... In this case, Lord Wilson gave a landmark judgment which changed the law, expanding the circumstances in which a person may resist being removed or deported from the UK on medical grounds. The appellant is a 33-year old man from Zimbabwe who has resided in the UK since … Continue reading AM (Zimbabwe) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2020] UKSC 17

R (McConnell and YY) v Registrar General [2020] EWCA Civ 559

In May 2020, the Court of Appeal revisited the tension between the wish of a transgender person to have their legal gender recognised on their child’s birth certificate and the right of the child to discover the identity of their biological mother. Alfred McConnell is legally recognised as male, as confirmed by a Gender Recognition … Continue reading R (McConnell and YY) v Registrar General [2020] EWCA Civ 559

Begum v Special Immigration Appeals Commission and the Secretary of State for the Home Department [2020] EWCA Civ 918

In 2019 after ISIL was dislodged from Raqqah, Shamima Begum was discovered in a refugee camp in Syria. When she expressed a wish to return home to Bethnal Green, the Government wasn’t welcoming. She had left to join ISIL and she was considered a serious risk to national security. Her British citizenship was removed and … Continue reading Begum v Special Immigration Appeals Commission and the Secretary of State for the Home Department [2020] EWCA Civ 918

Barclays Bank v. Various Claimants [2020] UKSC 13 and WM Morrison Supermarkets plc v Various Claimants [2020] UKSC 12

The boundaries of vicarious liability had been expanding in recent years, but in April a pair of decisions from the Supreme Court indicated that there may now be a retrenchment. The Barclays case concerned Dr Bates, a self-employed practitioner who undertook unchaperoned medical examinations at his home and provided a medical report which was a … Continue reading Barclays Bank v. Various Claimants [2020] UKSC 13 and WM Morrison Supermarkets plc v Various Claimants [2020] UKSC 12

Dolan & Ors, R (On the application of) v Secretary of State for Health and Social Care & Anor [2020] EWCA 1605

Happy new year! Our first case summary of the year and I'm going to focus the next few blogs on a few top cases from 2020, inspired by the https://ukhumanrightsblog.com - a great site btw, so please do check them out1 The first case is talking about a COVID 19 case from last year... The … Continue reading Dolan & Ors, R (On the application of) v Secretary of State for Health and Social Care & Anor [2020] EWCA 1605

MS (Pakistan) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) [2020]

This summary has been produced by the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom. The full judgment of the Court is the only authoritative document. Judgments are public documents and are available at: http://supremecourt.uk/decided-cases/index.html The Appellant, MS, is a Pakistani national who entered the UK in 2011 at the age of 16 on a visitor’s visa. … Continue reading MS (Pakistan) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) [2020]

ZV, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWHC 2725 (Admin)

The asylum claim by a victim of trafficking from Lithuania was declared inadmissible by the Secretary of State on the basis that Lithuania is considered safe as an EEA member state. The Spanish Protocol preserves a broad discretion for member states to decline to apply the presumption that claims from EEA nationals are not admissible. … Continue reading ZV, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWHC 2725 (Admin)

X and X v Staatssecretaris van Veiligheid en Justitie (Regulation (EU) No 604/2013) Joined Cases C-47/17 and C-48/17

Regulation (EU) No 118/2014 must be interpreted as meaning that, in the course of the procedure for determining the Member State that is responsible for processing an application for international protection, the Member State which receives a take charge or take back request under Articles 21 and 23 of Regulation (EU) No 604/2013 which, after … Continue reading X and X v Staatssecretaris van Veiligheid en Justitie (Regulation (EU) No 604/2013) Joined Cases C-47/17 and C-48/17

SA and Others v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] CSIH 71

This is an appeal against a refusal of petition for judicial review of a decision of the Upper Tribunal. There are two issues. The first is whether the Lord Ordinary erred in his approach to the substantial merits of the case; specifically in relation to his interpretation of paragraph 276ADE(1) of the Immigration Rules and … Continue reading SA and Others v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] CSIH 71