We regularly act for claimants in legal action against the Home Office and have taken these challenges to the High Court.

Between 2010 and 2017 the Home Office, working with local councils and  some homelessness charities, introduced a succession of polices aimed at removing EEA-national rough sleepers from the UK.

In 2017 we brought a judicial review challenge on behalf of three homeless EEA nationals. On December 14th 2017 the High Court ruled that the Home Office’s policy of detaining and deporting EEA-national rough sleepers for allegedly “abusing” EU free movement rights was unlawful.

 

Other recent challenges:

Challenge to the Secretary of State for the Home Department Paragraph 9, Schedule 10 Immigration and Asylum Act 2016 Policy and Process (Public Law)

The Secretary of State had failed to publish any, or any adequate application process for those who needed to apply for support under paragraph 9 Schedule 10 Immigration Act 2016.

Judicial review proceedings were brought on behalf of our client (a Syrian national who would have been eligible for support under that provision) Evidence from Hackney Winter Night Shelter, ASAP, Detention Action and Bail for Immigration Detainees was relied upon in support of the challenge. As a result of this legal action the Home Office published a policy document providing additional guidance as to how an applicant may apply for accommodation under Para 9 Sch 10