While there is currently no formal timescale for a decision on Fresh Claims, a decision should be made within a ‘reasonable time’. The Court of Appeal held in the case of R (S) v SSHD [2007] that a delay of more than 2.5 years in considering an initial asylum application was unlawful. In 2007, the High Court indicated that a delay of 6 years waiting for a decision was unlawful… Read More