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Immigration Act 2016

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18Power to make LME order on application
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(1)The appropriate court may, on an application by an enforcing authority under section 19, make a labour market enforcement order against a person if the court—

(a)is satisfied, on the balance of probabilities, that the person has committed, or is committing, a trigger offence, and

(b)considers that it is just and reasonable to make the order.

(2)A labour market enforcement order (an “LME order”) is an order which—

(a)prohibits or restricts the person against whom it is made (“the respondent”) from doing anything set out in the order;

(b)requires the respondent to do anything set out in the order.

See section 21.

(3)In this section “the appropriate court”—

(a)where the conduct constituting the trigger offence took or is taking place primarily in England and Wales, means a magistrates’ court;

(b)where that conduct took or is taking place primarily in Scotland, means the sheriff;

(c)where that conduct took or is taking place primarily in Northern Ireland, means a court of summary jurisdiction.

(4)An application for an LME order under this section is—

(a)in England and Wales, to be made by complaint;

(b)in Northern Ireland, to be made by complaint under Part 8 of the Magistrates’ Courts (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 (S.I. 1981/1675 (N.I. 26)).

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