Notable Immigration Cases


K v Secretary of State for the Home Department
Having served a 4 year sentence for manslaughter, the Appellant a Pakistani national was served with a Deportation Order to leave the UK and return to Pakistan in accordance with the UK Borders Act 2007.

AMAL Solicitors challenged the Deportation Order on the basis the Order interfered with the Appellant's established Article 8 rights under the European Convention of Human Rights. As a result of the challenge the Secretary of State withdrew the decision to deport and the Appellant was released from custody.


A v Secretary of State for the Home Department
The Appellant an Afghan national served a 4 year sentence for causing death by dangerous driving. He was released on license and later charged with the offence of driving without a license and insurance.

He was remanded in custody for breach of his parole and directed to serve the full term of his original sentence. Whilst in detention the Secretary of State served him with a Deportation Order. AMAL Solicitors assisted the Appellant to challenge the Deportation Order on the grounds of his established Article 8 rights.


SK v Secretary of State for the Home Department
The Appellant, a Pakistani national, sought indefinite leave to remain in the UK as the spouse of a British citizen following her initial 2 years probationary period. She was late in making her application. The Home Office refused the Appellant's application on the basis that her application was out of time and directed that she leave the UK or otherwise be deported. The Home Office refused to give the Appellant a right of appeal.

AMAL Solicitors issued judicial review proceedings challenging the Home Office decision. The challenge succeeded and the High Court awarded the Home Office to pay the Appellant's legal costs. The appellant was granted leave to remain in the United Kingdom.


J v Secretary of State for the Home Department
The Appellant a Pakistani national sought indefinite leave to remain in the UK as a spouse of a British citizen. Her application was out of time which the Home Office refused. On a successful appeal by AMAL Solicitors to the First Tier Immigration Chamber, the Immigration Judge decided that the Appellant had an established private and family life in accordance with Article 8.