R (on the application of AMIN SINO) v SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (2016)

In assessing costs under CPR r.44.2, courts could and ought to take into account the fact that lawyers practising in publicly-funded work might not be able to recover remuneration at inter partes rates where they were successful, and that there was a real risk that publicly-funded practices would be unsustainable and access to justice compromised. … Continue reading R (on the application of AMIN SINO) v SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (2016)

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MP (SRI LANKA) v SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (2016)

The appellant Sri Lankan national appealed against a refusal ([2014] EWCA Civ 829) of his application for asylum. The respondent secretary of state had accepted that the appellant had been a member of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, and that he had been detained and tortured by the Sri Lankan security forces. However, she … Continue reading MP (SRI LANKA) v SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (2016)

TAIWO v OLAIGBE & ANOR : ONU v AKWIWU & ANOR (2016)

In conjoined appeals, two migrant domestic workers appealed against a decision ([2014] EWCA Civ 279) that their employers' mistreatment of them did not amount to race discrimination contrary to the Equality Act 2010 and the Race Relations Act 1976. The workers were in the UK on migrant domestic worker's visas obtained for them by their … Continue reading TAIWO v OLAIGBE & ANOR : ONU v AKWIWU & ANOR (2016)

PT (SRI LANKA) v ENTRY CLEARANCE OFFICER, CHENNAI (2016)

  The appellant Sri Lankan national appealed against a decision to refuse him entry clearance. The appellant had lived in Sri Lanka with his parents and three siblings. His father came to the UK and obtained indefinite leave to remain in 2010. Shortly afterwards his brother entered the UK on a student visa. The appellant's … Continue reading PT (SRI LANKA) v ENTRY CLEARANCE OFFICER, CHENNAI (2016)

R (on the application of (1) FR (ALBANIA) (2) KL (ALBANIA)) v SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (2016)

The court set aside decisions of the secretary of state certifying the claims for refugee status of two asylum seekers as "clearly unfounded" under the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 s.94(3). The claims did not admit of only one answer before a First-tier Tribunal properly directing itself as to the law and the evidence, … Continue reading R (on the application of (1) FR (ALBANIA) (2) KL (ALBANIA)) v SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (2016)