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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 [2015] EWCA Crim 43

Related Member(s):
Michelle Butler, Matthew Ryder QC
Related Practice Area(s):
Crime and Regulatory Law, Immigration, Asylum and Free Movement

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.