Elgizouli v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2020] UKSC 10

As our avid readers would know, we have a real interest in Home Office and immigration cases. This case refers to terrorists in Syria... Shafee El Sheikh is alleged to have been part of a British group of ISIL terrorists (the so-called “Beatles”), suspected of murdering British and American citizens in Syria. El Sheikh and … Continue reading Elgizouli v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2020] UKSC 10

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

Rahman, R (on the application of) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWCA Civ 1572

Following the judgment (Ahsan and Others v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] EWCA Civ 2009, the SSHD reviewed appeals in this court which had been stayed pending Ahsan, about 250 in number; and subsequently offered to compromise them. Most of the appellants were content with the substantive relief offered, but not with … Continue reading Rahman, R (on the application of) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWCA Civ 1572

Tikka v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018]

In this appeal the Appellant's leave was curtailed under paragraphs 322(5) and (5A) and 323(i) of the Immigration Rules whilst trying to remain in the UK as a spouse of a person present and settled in the UK. Paragraph 322(1C) concerns particularly serious offences into which the Appellant's offence did not fall, however, the Secretary … Continue reading Tikka v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018]

IM (Pakistan) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWCA Civ 626

The appellant is a national of Pakistan and previously lived in the Sheika Bur Luv-e Darya village in the Jhelum district of the Punjab. He first entered the United Kingdom with valid leave to enter as a student but subsequently overstayed. He eventually made a claim for asylum and relied on three grounds for doing … Continue reading IM (Pakistan) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWCA Civ 626

OA (Nigeria) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018]

The Claimant, a Nigerian national, challenges a decision of the Secretary of State for the Home Department following his solicitor's request for reconsideration of a negative Reasonable Grounds Decision made under the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) for identifying victims of modern slavery (this includes human trafficking, slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour). The Claimant's … Continue reading OA (Nigeria) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018]

Sri Prathinik Consulting Ltd, R (On the Application Of) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017]

Administrative process – Sponsor licences - both the lack of retained evidence of proof of a resident labour market test and the failure to assign a CoS within 6 months of the vacancy being advertised were sufficient grounds for revocation of a Tier 2 Sponsor licence on discretionary grounds - assigning a CoS after six months … Continue reading Sri Prathinik Consulting Ltd, R (On the Application Of) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017]

Gayle v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017]

Immigration – Indefinite leave to remain – an application for indefinite leave to remain, rather than for the usual 30 months given under the leave outside the Rules policy - whether there were "particularly exceptional or compelling reasons" to grant ILR under the policy involved considering whether there was sufficient evidence to demonstrate that the individual … Continue reading Gayle v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017]