Court of Appeal delivers judgment in immigration case of LM (Albania) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2022] EWCA Civ 977

The Court of Appeal consisting of: Lord Justice Lewison, Lord Justice Baker, and Lord Justice Dingemans gave judgment in relation to the issue of the Court's duty to apply anxious scrutiny to negative Conclusive Grounds decisions, and the Court's duty to assess whether the Single Competent Authority applied a Lucas lies direction when assessing the dishonesty of an individual claiming to be a victim of trafficking. They dismissed the Appellant's appeal.

Ben Keith represented the Secretary of State. The judgment can be read in full here.

Ben Keith is a leading barrister specialising in Extradition, Immigration, Interpol and International Law, as well as dealing with Serious Fraud, and Public law. He has extensive experience of appellate proceedings before the Administrative and Divisional Courts, Civil and Criminal Divisions of the Court of Appeal as well as applications and appeals to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) and United Nations. He is a Band 1 ranked barrister in Chambers & Partners and Tier 1 in the Legal 500 for his Extradition and International Crime work.