R (NS) v Secretary of State for the Home Department



[2023] EWHC 2675 (Admin)

Olivia, led by Chris Buttler KC, successfully represented a vulnerable asylum seeker who had been moved to inadequate accommodation a considerable distance from his support network.

In the judgment, Mr Justice Saini found that two separate decisions made by the SSHD to move the Claimant to accommodation away his support network were unlawful, stating “the decisions in this case were plainly reached by way of an unlawful process” at [39].

There were also important remarks made in the judgment about the SSHD’s failure to provide any evidence during the course of proceedings, as well as well-deserved recognition for the work done by the Claimant’s support worker and counsellor.

Olivia was instructed by Frank Bowmaker and Derek Bernardi at Lawstop.


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