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

Immigration – Leave to remain. The appellant Bangladeshi national appealed against the decision of the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber), refusing permission to seek judicial review of the decision of the respondent Secretary of State, refusing him leave to remain in the United Kingdom. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, in dismissing the appeal, held, inter alia, that, in the circumstances, even if the Secretary of State had made an error of law, it had not been a material one, because, on the basis of the best possible way in which the appellant's case could have been considered, it had been bound to fail.

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