Independent Monitoring Authority receives permission for judicial review hearing against Home Office

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The High Court has confirmed that the Independent Monitoring Authority for the Citizens’ Rights Agreements (IMA) has been granted permission to proceed with its judicial review claim against the Home Office

The hearing will take place at the Royal Courts of Justice on the 1st and 2nd of November 2022.

The application for judicial review is being sought on the basis that the IMA considers the Home Office’s position that citizens who fail to apply for Settled Status before the expiry of their Pre-Settled Status automatically lose their rights, is unlawful.

An IMA spokesperson said:

“We welcome the decision of the court to allow our case to be heard. This is an important milestone as we hope to provide clarity and certainty for the millions of citizens with Pre-Settled Status.

“In the meantime, we continue to encourage citizens experiencing difficulties in exercising their rights to make us aware of this via our online portal.”

Read the permission order in full on the IMA’s website.

Read more information about the background to the case via the IMA’s initial announcement (December 2020) and the Statement of Facts and Grounds.

The IMA encourages any citizen experiencing difficulties in exercising their rights to make them aware of this through their online portal.