The High Court ordered yesterday that the Secretary of State for the Home Department must allow a college, represented by Russell-Cooke, to continue to sponsor international students.

The college sought and won a 'CAS allocation' to allow its existing international students to complete their studies and to allow it to recruit hundreds of new international students in 2013. This was opposed by the Secretary of State at yesterday's interim relief hearing. Elizabeth Laing QC, sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge, rejected the Secretary of State's submission that interim relief was not in the public interest and would give rise to a risk to immigration control, holding that there would be a real risk of injustice to both the college and its students if interim relief were not granted. Russell-Cooke won permission to apply for judicial review for the college earlier this year.

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