Turkish Ankara applicants had legitimate expectation but changes to ILR rules are proportionate

March 23, 2019

A judicial review challenge was brought on behalf of all those affected by the changes to the ILR rules made from 16 March 2018 on the basis that they had a legitimate expectation that the 1973 rules would continue to apply to them through to settlement. In R (Alliance of Turkish Businesspeople Ltd) v SSHD [2019] EWHC 603 (Admin), it was accepted that the claimant had a legitimate expectation and they relied upon it to their detriment but ultimately the frustration of their legitimate expectation was a proportionate response in the public interest. The claimant is seeking to appeal the decision.

Our Emma Daykin appeared for the claimant led by Sarah Ford QC.

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