Disciplinary Immigration Tribunal Courts

Speaker: Anton van Dellen
Chambers: Goldsmith Chambers

Disciplinary Immigration Tribunal Courts
Anton van Dellen
Barrister
Goldsmith Chambers

This seminar will cover

The original Hamid Court
 Procedural requirements of urgent JR
 Beware Totally Without Merit (TWM)
 Potential professional misconduct

Khuram[2015] EWCA Civ 913
 Solicitors ordered to show cause
 Threat of wasted costs
 No wasted costs ordered

SB (Afghanistan) [2018] EWCA Civ 215
 Mistakenly misrepresented facts
 Not given notice
 Judges should check with OSCU

Shah (Cart JR) [2018] UKUT Civ 51
 Not raise new grounds in JR of UT PTA refusal
 If misrepresentations or falsities, UT might refer to High Court to consider explanation

Referral to SRA: Akram [2015] EWHC 1359
 Totally Without Merit (TWM)
 Inexperienced case worker
 Court’s inherent jurisdiction

Referral to SRA: Sathivel [2018] EWHC 913\
 Make full enquiries
 Duty of candour
 Response to “show cause” letter

Referral to SRA: Sathivel [2018] EWHC 913
 Totally Without Merit (TWM)
 Inexperienced case worker
 Court’s inherent jurisdiction

Referral to SRA: Vay Ip [2019] EWHC 2318
 Appeal against striking off
 Solicitors not come on the record
 Failed to pursue or discontinue

Referral to SRA: Al Mahfuz [2019] EWHC 3218
 Grossly inadequate review of paralegal;
 Andrews J unearthed 4 other cases
 Matter now with the SRA …

Conclusion
 Beware without notice injunctions
 Beware new instructions
 Beware “show cause” letter!!

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