*R (on the application of T) v Secretary Of State For The Home Department

Immigration – Leave to remain. The claimant, who had entry clearance as the post-flight spouse of a refugee, applied for public funds and indefinite leave to remain as a victim of domestic violence. The application was refused by the defendant Secretary of State and the claimant sought judicial review of the refusal. The Administrative Court, in dismissing the application, held that the claimant failed to meet the requirement that her partner was a British citizen or a person settled in the UK, that the Secretary of State did not have a general discretion to provide public funds to a person in the claimant's position and, therefore, there was no basis on which to quash the Secretary of State's decision.

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