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High Court ruling on costs of a strategic claim

Related Member(s):
Samantha Knights QC
Related Practice Area(s):
Immigration, Asylum and Free Movement, Public Law

Despite the “apparent success” of the claimant, the Master made an order as to no costs, as there was late disclosure of a relevant fact by the claimant, who was mentally unwell and a street homeless asylum seeker at the date of making his first statement. The Costs Order was overturned by the High Court in favour of the claimant who was awarded costs up to a date shortly before the claim was settled.

The Master had fallen into error in relation to his approach to the facts. The judgment ([2018] EWHC 1164 (Admin)) is available here.

Samantha Knights QC was involved in this case.