TM v ECO [2024] (FTT (IAC) at Taylor House)


Margo acted for an Iranian couple who had married via a Sigheh-ye Mahram, a religious marriage which is sometimes temporary. One partner had then left Iran and claimed asylum in the UK. The other was forced to marry someone else in Iran, whom she later divorced. Domestic abuse prevented her from contacting her first partner for some time, but when the marriage broke down she was able to contact him again.

The tribunal found that the relationship was genuine and subsisting, despite periods without contact, and allowed the appeal.

Margo was instructed by Melanie Vasselin at RAMFEL.

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