No duty for home secretary to secure in-country appeal


Re: L1 v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2015] EWCA Civ 1410

The court held that the Home Secretary had acted within her powers where she had refrained from serving notice of and making an order for the appellant’s deprivation of citizenship and exclusion until after he had departed from the UK. The Home Secretary had powers to act for the protection of national security, and using power for such purposes was not an abuse of the appellant’s appeal rights. There was no duty to secure an in-country appeal.

Jonathan Glasson QC was involved in this case.