19 October 2019

Client was detained following a marriage interview based on an allegation that the marriage was a sham. Secured prompt release of the client from detention and argued he should be granted leave to remain as a spouse. Following grant of leave as a spouse pursued an unlawful detention claim. SSHD accepted liability and initially offered £1000 by way of compensation for 3 days of unlawful detention. Successfully negotiated an increase in compensation to £5500.