Permission was granted today in respect of client’s unlawful detention claim for Judicial Review, Client is a national of Iraq and has been detained since October 2017 – failure of SSHD to act within their duty to act fairly and rationally in sourcing a suitable accommodation address despite bail in principal being granted June 2018
After two years of representing the client from the investigation stage through to Charge and Trial at the Old Bailey, Thompson & Co are delighted to see our client, who was alleged to have caused the death of his 10 week old daughter by shaking, found NOT GUILTY earlier today. The Jury took just over 5 hours to deliver Not Guilty Verdicts after a week long Trial.
Huge thanks to Henry Blaxland QC and Christian Wasunna of Garden Court Chambers for extraordinary preparation and advocacy.
Immigration Law – Ahmadi Cases
In a challenge to the decision of the Upper Tribunal, Permission to Appeal to the Court of Appeal has been granted by Rt. Hon. Lord Justice Holroyde. While granting permission, His Lordship noted;
… the available evidence as to the manner in which the appellant has practiced her faith in Pakistan and in this country, and as to her intentions with regard to practicing her faith if returned to Pakistan, is relevant to the second ground of appeal. …. The second ground of appeal raises an important issue as to the application of the Country Guidance case of MN and other  UKUT 389.
Mr. Anas Khan of Counsel, a director at Thompson & Co. Solicitors drafted grounds and argued the case on papers on behalf of the appellant.
Our client Mr SA’s application was refused by the SSHD on the basis that the claimed previous income was not declared to HMCR. In an appeal to the FtT, it was argued on behalf of the appellant that this was due to the accountant’s mistake not that of the appellant. We are delighted to see our client’s appeal was allowed by the FtT sitting in Birmingham. Ms Alice Muzira prepared the appeal and Mr. Anas Khan of Counsel and a director at Thompson & Co. Solicitors argued the case on behalf of the Appellant.”
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