Successful judicial review claim by trafficking victim

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A successful judicial review claim by a trafficking victim is reported at R (on the application of FM) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2015] EWHC 844 (Admin) (26 March 2015). Philip Mott QC sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge found that the Home Office had unlawfully refused to grant status to the victim, who it was agreed was a genuine trafficking victim. The Home Office reasoning had been essentially that that was all in the past now: … Read More >>

Meaning of “totally without merit”

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Normally, where an application for judicial review is made the first stage is for a judge to consider the grounds for judicial review and the acknowledgement of service and summary grounds of defence, then decide without holding a hearing whether permission should be granted. Lawyers commonly refer … Read More >>