Costea v Secretary of State for the Home Department


Practice Areas

Public Law

Cases Citation

[2021] EWHC 1685 (Admin)

The Court considered whether a Deportation Liability Notice (DLN) issued by the Secretary of State to an EEA national was a “measure” or a “decision” for the purposes of the Citizens’ Directive.

The Court held that a DLN was a “measure” within the meaning of Article 27 of the Directive. However the Court also held that the DLN was not a “decision” for the purposes of Article 30 of the Directive. Accordingly, there was no requirement from the Directive that the DLN should be communicated in such a way that the subject is able to comprehend its content and the implications for them.

The Claimant’s claim was, accordingly, dismissed.

Related Barristers

Robin Tam KC

Robin Tam KC
Year of Call: 1986
Year of Silk: 2006

William Irwin

William Irwin
Year of Call: 2010