Stephen Knafler QC and Shu Shin Luh in detention test case – application for permission to appeal to the Supreme Court

Tuesday 30 October 2012

Stephen Knafler QC and Shu Shin Luh have appeared for the claimant in a Court of Appeal Test case on immigration detention. R (AA) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2012] EWCA Civ 1383

Share This Page

Email This Page

The Court of Appeal recognised that "this application engages an important point of principle" but held that the immigration detention of AA had been lawful because, although AA had been a child at the time, he had been lawfully assessed as being an adult and the Secretary of State has acted rationally and lawfully in operating on that basis.

The case is being appealed to the Supreme Court.

The judgment can be found here.

Stephen Knafler QC and Shu Shin Luh are members of the Garden Court Immigration Team. They were instructed by John Peake of S W Law, solicitors.

Latest tweets from Garden Court Chambers

Follow us on Twitter

Tweets by gardencourtlaw

We are top ranked by independent legal directories and consistently win awards

+ View more awards