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The Secretary of State was entitled to apply a policy enforcing strict time limits with only exceptional circumstances justifying a departure from the application of such a policy.
22 March 2012
Stuart Catchpole QC (judgment delivered extempore)
(1) The Claimant, a proprietor of an English school, was a Tier 4 sponsor under the Immigration Rules. He failed to apply for status as a 'Highly Trusted Sponsor' (HTS) in accordance with the deadline set by the Defendant. The Defendant refused the Claimant's request to restore his ‘Highly Trusted' status, as there were no exceptional circumstances to justify allowing his late application. The Claimant sought judicial review of that decision. The Claimant's challenge concerned:
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