Judicial Review – Administrative Law

“W”, a Chinese student with a family, was refused a Points Based System extension of leave. He had claimed Child Benefit while in a category that forbade him public funds.

In fact, the claim had been made at the instigation of the local Council’s health visitor. When the Permission Judge in the High Court accepted the case as arguable, ordering an early hearing, the Home Office reversed their decision and paid the client’s legal costs.