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William Irwin, led by Gwion Lewis of Landmark Chambers, represented the Secretary of State for the Home Department in R(MN) v Secretary of State for the Home Department, AIRE Centre Intervening  EWHC 3268 (QB).
The claimant challenged a conclusive grounds decision made by the Defendant that she was not a victim of trafficking. As part of the claim, the claimant and the intervener challenged the SSHD’s policy of applying the balance of probabilities standard of proof when making conclusive grounds decisions in trafficking cases.
Mrs Justice Farbey dismissed the claim and held that the application of the balance of probabilities standard was lawful.