The client allowed to stay in the UK despite his vast criminal record.


Our client, a Latvian national, moved to the UK with his siblings and parents several years ago. He was working as a self-employed person and established his own family in the UK (partner and 2 children). After an injury incident at work, our client started to suffer from severe pain and had to take prescribed medicine. As a result, he was unable to return to his work. Affected by medicine and unemployment, our client committed a number of different criminal offences and was even sentenced to 14-day imprisonment.


As a result of his criminal record, our client received a deportation order (under Regulation 23(6)(b) of the 2016 EEA Regulations) and was detained.


Sterling Law, represented by Nozima Rakhimjonova, helped the client to obtain release on bail and successfully overturned the deportation order at the Upper Tribunal. Despite poor representation on behalf of our client by his previous lawyer, our team managed to obtain a positive result after two years of fighting with the Home Office for the client’s right to stay in the UK.


The Upper Tribunal Judge allowed the appeal noting that

  • The appellant’s deportation to Latvia would be contrary to the best interests of his children (with whom he has strong parental tiers);
  • our client does NOT represent a genuine, present and sufficiently serious threat affecting one of the fundamental interests of society;
  • removal of our client would be disproportionate.


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