Taj Shah, Principal Solicitor, Taj Solicitors observations on this week’s Supreme Court judgment in 7 years child application/appeal. Supreme Court gives guidance on meaning of “reasonableness” and “unduly harsh” in children’s’ cases.

The Supreme Court considers public interest, parental misconduct and ‘unduly harsh’ effects on children in deportation appeals. Appeals concerned whether a court or tribunal, when considering the public interest in deportation, should take into account parental misconduct when assessing whether the effect of deportation on a child is ‘unduly harsh’ under section 117 of the Nationality Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 or para 399 of the Immigration Rules.