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Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002

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86Determination of appeal

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(1)This section applies on an appeal under section 82(1) or 83.

(2)The adjudicator must determine—

(a)any matter raised as a ground of appeal (whether or not by virtue of section 85(1)), and

(b)any matter which section 85 requires him to consider.

(3)The adjudicator must allow the appeal in so far as he thinks that—

(a)a decision against which the appeal is brought or is treated as being brought was not in accordance with the law (including immigration rules), or

(b)a discretion exercised in making a decision against which the appeal is brought or is treated as being brought should have been exercised differently.

(4)For the purposes of subsection (3) a decision that a person should be removed from the United Kingdom under a provision shall not be regarded as unlawful if it could have been lawfully made by reference to removal under another provision.

(5)In so far as subsection (3) does not apply, the adjudicator shall dismiss the appeal.

(6)Refusal to depart from or to authorise departure from immigration rules is not the exercise of a discretion for the purposes of subsection (3)(b).

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