Assad v Secretary of State for The Home Department: QBD 31 Jul 2015

The Claimant seeks damages for the tort of false imprisonment. He alleges that the Defendant’s servants or agents falsely imprisoned him from 30 June 2011 until 6 September 2012. The Claimant argues that he is entitled to compensatory damages, aggravated damages and exemplary damages. The Defendant asserts that the Claimant was not falsely imprisoned at all; rather he was detained lawfully throughout the period in question in exercise of the power to detain conferred upon the Defendant by section 36 of the UK Borders Act 2007.

Wyn Williams J
[2015] EWHC 2281 (QB)
UK Borders Act 2007 36
England and Wales

Torts – Other, Immigration

Updated: 03 January 2022; Ref: scu.550962