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

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MK v R [2018]

The common issue raised in both these appeals is whether the legal (or persuasive) burden of proof rests on the defendant when a defence is raised under section 45 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, or whether the defendant bears only an evidential burden with the prosecution having to disprove to the criminal standard one … Continue reading MK v R [2018]