The claimants application for leave to remain had been refused in 2010. His application complied with all the requirements save that the bank statement had been printed from the internet and was not accompanied by writen confirmation from the bank. He had however failed to proceed with an appeal, and now sought judicial review.
Held: The application was refused: ‘it would be a retrograde step if the Secretary of State were to be dissuaded from responding helpfully to representations being made on behalf of claimants for fear that every time a response was written to a pre-action protocol letter it was to be treated as making another decision for the purpose of starting time running again in any claim for judicial review. ‘
A Robinson J
 EWHC 4210 (Admin)
Judicial Review, Immigration
Updated: 19 November 2021; Ref: scu.514472