||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 08 (May)
|| EWCA Civ 547
||Court of Appeal, Civil Division
Lloyd and Aikens LJJ
||Azeem Suterwalla (instructed by Harter & Loveless) for the claimant.
||Tony Harrop Griffiths (instructed by Chief Executives Office) for the authority.
||27 April 2012
Immigration - Asylum Seeker - Child - Local Authority statutory powers - Age Assessment - Unaccompanied Claimant Iranian national entering United Kingdom and seeking asylum - Claimant alleging date of birth in 1995 - Authority finding claimant born in 1993 - Court finding claimant born in 1994 - Claimant appealing - Whether court erring.
Immigration Asylum Seeker. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, in allowing the claimant's appeal, held that the High Court had, in the circumstances, erred in its assessment of the age of the claimant asylum seeking minor where there had been a dispute between the claimant and defendant local authority.
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