Irritated Court of Appeal takes judges and lawyers to task over immigration appeals

In the recent Court of Appeal case of UT (Sri Lanka) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2019] EWCA Civ 1095, Lord Justice Coulson has dealt with some important issues relating to practice and procedure in the tribunal system. UT is a Sri Lankan who came to the UK in June 2000. Eventually he obtained indefinite leave to remain, as did his wife and two children. His wife and children became British citizens but he could not because of a driving conviction. In 2012 UT’s elderly father became gravely ill and UT obtained a false birth certificate so he could obtain a Sri Lankan travel document and return … Continue reading Irritated Court of Appeal takes judges and lawyers to task over immigration appeals