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Court of Appeal confirms Upper Tribunal’s decision in Bilal Ahmed

8th March 2016

Julia Smyth, led by Colin Thomann at 39 Essex Chambers, successfully represented the Secretary of State for the Home Department (“SSHD”) before the CA.

In an extempore judgment, the CA dismissed Mr Ahmed’s appeal against the decision of the Upper Tribunal (R (Bilal Ahmed) v SSHD (EEA/s10 appeal rights: effect) [2015] UKUT 00436 (IAC)). The CA accepted that Mr Ahmed, a non EEA national considered by SSHD to have entered a sham marriage with an EEA national, did not have an appeal right which was suspensive of his removal.