MVN v London Borough of Greenwich

Immigration – Asylum seeker. The claimant Vietnamese national challenged the defendant local authority's decision, assessing him to be an adult born on 8 July 1990. The Administrative Court, in allowing the application, held that the claimant's evidence was coherent, truthful and supported. Further, the authority's age assessment had not been Merton-compliant, as the claimant had not had an opportunity to comment on adverse points. Accordingly, the claimant was the age he claimed to be, namely, 18 years.

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