Ansar v Secretary of State for the Home Department

Immigration – Leave to remain. The claimant Pakistani national sought judicial review of the defendant Secretary of State's decision, refusing him leave to remain as an unmarried partner of a person present and settled in the United Kingdom. The Administrative Court, in dismissing the application, held that the substance of the Secretary of State's letter to 'endeavour to issue a response to you within 14 days' was not one of a promise from which it would be unconscionable on the part of the Secretary of State to resile. Further, the Secretary of State had not, by her letter, indicated that a full review would necessarily take place.

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