Upper Tribunal should correct its money laundering warning to immigration solicitors

R (Shrestha & Ors) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Hamid jurisdiction: nature and purposes) [2018] UKUT 242 (IAC) was another in the recent line of ‘Hamid’ cases in which the High Court and Upper Tribunal metaphorically publicly flog immigration lawyers who do not meet their own exacting standards. There is a fine line between acting on your client’s instructions even though their case is weak, and taking forward a case that is wholly without merit and thus amounts to an abuse of process. Occasionally in these Hamid cases I have wondered whether the High Court and the Upper Tribunal (and subsequently the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal in the…

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