High court case challenging the fee for children’s registration of British citizenship
PRCBC and two other child claimants (O and A) will be in the High Court on 26-28 November 2019 for a full hearing of our challenge to the £1,012 Home Office fee that is charged to children to register as British citizens. The Home Secretary maintains this fee despite himself describing it as “huge”. It effectively deprives many children of their right to British citizenship because they and their parent or carer cannot afford it. This includes children in care, stateless children and children who were born in this country and have lived all their lives here. Updates about this litigation will appear in this section of PRCBC’s website.
Do you have experience of the fee’s impact on children – whether because you have been directly affected or you know through your work of its impact on children? If so, please contact Solange Valdez-Symonds at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would be willing to provide a statement in support of this legal challenge.
- PRCBC is represented pro bono by Maria Patsalos (solicitor and partner at Mishcon de Reya), Richard Drabble QC and Miranda Butler (Garden Court Chambers)
- A is represented by Solange Valdez-Symonds (Solicitor for Consonant), Richard Drabble QC (Landmark Chambers), Jason Pobjoy (Blackstone Chambers) and Isabel Buchanan (Blackstone Chambers).
- O is represented by Solange Valdez-Symonds (Solicitor for Consonant), Richard Drabble QC and Admas Habteslasie
A note on this litigation here: