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Secretary of State for the Home Department v LW (Jamaica) [2016] EWCA Civ 369; [2016] 4 W.L.R. 76

DATE: 19 Apr 2016

Where a foreign national was subject to automatic deportation because of his criminal conviction unless there were exceptional circumstances under the Immigration Rules r.398(a), a proportionality test, taking all the relevant ECHR art.8 criteria into account and balanced against the very strong public interest in deportation was to be conducted through the lens of the Rules, rather than as a free-standing exercise. "Exceptional" meant something "very compelling".