R (on the application of BI) v Secretary of State for the Home Department

Crown – Prerogative. The claimant sought judicial review of the defendant Secretary of State's refusal to issue her a passport. The Administrative Court, in allowing the application, held that the Secretary of State's decision was obviously flawed. It was based on an error of facts as to the submitted birth certificate and was a decision which was not open to proper external scrutiny.

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