High Court quashes Home Secretary’s decision to refuse Highly Trusted Sponsor Status

02.05.14 | |

The High Court has today ruled that the Secretary of State for the Home Department erred in refusing to grant Highly Trusted Sponsor (HTS) status to Goldsmith International Business School.


David Lemer was instructed by Farani Javid Taylor Solicitors in this judicial review challenge to the operation of the Tier 4 Sponsor licence regime.


The claim exposed, amongst other matters, the Home Secretary’s erroneous interpretation of its own policy guidance, when assessing meaning of a ‘recognised qualification’. 


In giving judgement Irwin J also recognised that there was a limit to the extent to which a Sponsor’s historic failure to report un-enrolled students could be used as a means to refuse a grant of HTS status, on the basis that the Sponsor did not have the processes needed ‘to comply with your sponsorship duties’


Click here to read the judgment in full.

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