Hodge Jones & Allen Solicitors has a formidable reputation for challenging unlawful immigration detention and for winning large compensations for those who have been wrongly detained.
There are strict rules about who can be detained by the Home Office for immigration reasons. For example, a person can be held in immigration detention pending their removal from the UK if they’ve tried all appeal rights.
Frequently however, the Home Office acts unlawfully. and contrary to its own published policies and procedures It’s not lawful to detain people unless they’re physically and mentally fit to be detained, or unless it’s possible to deport them within a realistic timeframe. If they can’t be realistically returned to their country of origin, they cannot be detained indefinitely.
Conditions in some immigration detention and removal centres are terrible, with poor access to healthcare. Many are run by private companies, and at times there are gross abuses of power by those in charge.