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London Met launch judicial review case

5th September 2012

A UK firm has chosen a Brick Court Chambers barrister with one of the top London lawyer jobs to represent London Metropolitan University as they launch a judicial review case against the government over the highly publicised withdrawal of their right to enrol students from outside of the European Union onto its courses.

The UK Border Agency (UKBA) recently decided that the institution was not worthy of its ‘highly trusted’ status, due to a number of concerns about their current migrant student body, including the revelations that many could apparently not speak English to an acceptable standard and rarely, if ever, attended lectures or seminars. It is currently unknown whether the 2,600 or so overseas students at the centre of the argument who are facing deportation will join the case as claimants or intervene in any other way.

It is believed that the relevant papers will be filed with the High Court this week and that the review itself will start at some point next week.