Yearly Archives: 2018

Reported decision in Yussuf (meaning of “liable to deportation”) [2018] UKUT 00117 (IAC)


The Upper Tribunal (Asylum and Immigration Chamber) has reported its determination in the case of Yussuf (meaning of “liable to deportation”) [2018] UKUT 00117 (IAC)

The Appellant, who entered the United Kingdom in January 2004 and claimed asylum as a citizen of Somalia. The Appellant appealed against the Respondent’s decision to refuse his asylum claim and as a result of the appeal, the Appellant was granted refugee status and leave to remain on October 2004.

The Appellant committed a number of criminal offences in the United Kingdom and was convicted of attempted wounding and sentenced to two years’ imprisonment.

Reported decision in Williams (scope of “liable to deportation”) [2018] UKUT 00116 (IAC)

The Upper Tribunal (Asylum and Immigration Chamber) has reported its determination in the case of the Appellant Michael Abayomi Williams and the Respondent, the Secretary of State for the Home Department.

The Appellant was born in Nigeria and has three children who are British Citizens. The Appellant was considered to pose a low risk of re-offending despite having criminal convictions. Most recently, the Appellant was sentenced to a term of 21 months imprisonment for conspiracy to make false representations in July 2012.

The Secretary of State notified the Appellant in November 2012 of his liability to deportation.

Our barrister, Ousman Noor wins an unlawful detention claim in the High Court

Acting pro bono, our director Mr Ousman Noor recently won an unlawful detention claim at the high court for a client who was unlawfully held in detention. The court ruled that the client, Mr Enoch Ilori, a Nigerian National was unlawfully detained and is entitled to compensatory damages. Mr Noor has also secured a pro bono costs order, payable by the Home Office which will go to the Access to Justice Foundation.

Recognising this achievement, The Bar Council recently wrote an article on the 11 January regarding the case, to read the full article please see here

Described as the most important case of his career by Mr Noor who represented Mr Ilori,