No obligation to give detailed direction on the meaning of “facilitates”, where defendant found guilty of facilitating sham marriages for immigration purposes
R v Ali  EWCA Crim 43
- Related Member(s):
- Michelle Butler, Matthew Ryder QC
- Related Practice Area(s):
- Crime and Regulatory Law, Immigration, Asylum and Free Movement
- Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)
A jury had been entitled to find that an immigration solicitor had helped clients to secure immigration status in the UK by facilitating sham marriages, contrary to the Immigration Act 1971, s 25. The judge had not been obliged to give a detailed direction on the meaning of “facilitates” in s 25.
Michelle Butler and Matthew Ryder QC were involved in this case.