EU law can be used to challenge employment restrictions imposed during deportation proceedings

In May, Nick wrote about the important High Court decision in R (Lauzikas) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWHC 1045 (Admin), which threw a spanner in the works of the Home Office’s policy of automatic detention of foreign criminals at the end of their sentence. Mr Lauzikas (incorrectly called “Lauzika” on Bailii) had pleaded guilty of possession of an imitation firearm — a BB gun — in December 2014. He was given a 14-month sentence but due for release immediately on the basis of time served. The Secretary of State proposed to deport Mr Lauzikas and detained him, but he won the deportation appeal and the High Court…

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