*R (on the application of Stanley College London UK Ltd) v Secretary of State for the Home Department

Immigration – Education. The claimant college sought judicial review of the defendant Secretary of State's refusal of highly trusted sponsor status due to its refusal rate greater than 20%. It contended that the Secretary of State ought to have looked into the individual cases, as circumstances were exceptional. The Administrative Court, in dismissing the application, held that the claimant had not made out its case that the grounds relied upon showed that the circumstances of the case were exceptional or were sufficiently compelling to require an exception to be made and the circumstances of the individual cases examined, notwithstanding the failure to meet the stated requirements.

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