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Unlawful Detention by the Home Office

The UK’s highest Court, the Supreme Court ruled that the Home Office’s detention policy Between 1st January 2014 and 15th March 2017, of detaining people prior to their removal to an EU country, was unlawful.

Many people seeking asylum had therefore been subjected to a wrongful imprisonment.

The case was called R (on the application of Hemmati and others) (Respondent) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Appellant)[2019]  UKSC 56. Read more about the Hemmati judgment.

Leigh Day is acting on behalf of several people who were unlawfully detained against the Home Office. These claims can be brought on behalf of all of those people seeking asylum who were detained by the Home Office between 1st January 2014 and 15th March 2017 within six years of the date of release from detention.

To find out more, please get in touch by filling out an online enquiry form, or alternatively you can contact us by email dublinclaims@leighday.co.uk or telephone 0203 7800 385.

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