Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 145 (Oct)
Court: Administrative Court

Rafferty J

Representation Sonali Naik (instructed by Southwest Law, Bristol) for the claimant.
  Julie Anderson (instructed by the Treasury Solicitor) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 10 October 2002


Immigration - Appeal - Adjudicator - Claimant adducing supporting documents - Adjudicator concluding claimant lacking credibility - Adjudicator determining documents forgeries - Claimant seeking to appeal to Immigration Appeal Tribunal - Tribunal concluding adjudicator erring in assessment of documents - Tribunal refusing claimant leave to appeal - Whether tribunal in error.

The Case

The Immigration Appeal Tribunal had been entitled to refuse a claimant permission to appeal from the decision of a special adjudicator, in circumstances where the adjudicator had erred in his assessment of the legitimacy of documents adduced by the claimant, but where his decision had rested on the credibility of the claimant and his error had not undermined the conclusions which he had reached.

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