Tentative Guidance from Court of Appeal as to meaning of “very significant obstacles to integration” in an inadequately prepared application

“ I wish to add that this Court sees too many cases in which applicants for leave or their advisers – particularly in cases depending on article 8 outside the Rules – devote their energies to setting out extracts from the case-law rather than to demonstrating a compelling case based on the details of the applicant’s particular circumstances. The latter exercise may require more work, but it is what the Secretary of State, and if necessary the Tribunal, will be more concerned with. Cases of this kind generally turn on their facts, and the applicable law does not require elaborate exposition”.   So said the Court of Appeal in Parveen v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWCA Civ 932 (25 April 2018)

This is clear criticism by the Court regarding the practice of advancement of inadequately or  poorly prepared Article 8 applications.

Such applications  clearly need to be particularised as to  circumstances, buttressed   by relevant supportive evidence. Generic  and vague cover letters will not suffice more so where it is  subsequently sought to  mount future challenges in the higher courts.

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