R (O) v Home Secretary


Practice Areas

Public Law

Cases Citation

[2016] UKSC 19, [2016] 1 WLR 1717

The appellant claimed that she had been unlawfully detained pending her deportation. A new medical report advancing a new diagnosis of her condition was submitted to the Home Secretary but was not properly dealt with. However, on judicial review she would at most receive only nominal damages. The Supreme Court agreed with the Court of Appeal that in those circumstances, it was right to refuse her permission to apply for judicial review.

Related Barristers

Robin Tam KC

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