High Court quashes regulation governing notice in deprivation of citizenship cases


Re: D4 v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2021] EWHC 2179 (Admin)

The High Court has today held that a statutory requirement to “give notice” of a decision cannot be met by a provision permitting notice to be served “to file”. The High Court held that Regulation 10(4) of the British Nationality (General) Regulations 2003, by which the Secretary of State for the Home Department purports to give notice to individuals deprived of their British citizenship by placing a notice on an internal Home Office file was unlawful.


Jessica Jones and Dan Squires QC were involved in this case.


The judgment is available here.