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Court action to stop Serco lock changes

Published: 3 August 2018

Court action to stop Serco lock changes

Our lawyers and Legal Services Agency will be in court on Monday (6th August) to try and stop lock-changes by Serco.

Commenting on the court action, our Director Graeme Brown said:

“Shelter Scotland’s Housing Law Service has been instructed by two of the individuals who have had their asylum claims refused in Glasgow and who are threatened with lock-changes and eviction by Serco, which is working for the Home Office.

“Our legal team will be presenting papers to Glasgow Sheriff Court on Monday morning along with the Legal Services Agency who act for a third individual to try and get interim orders that will prevent the lock changes threatened to our clients.

“Our clients are actively working with immigration lawyers to resolve their asylum claims. Interim orders temporarily stopping the lock changes, will allow this work to continue with our clients having a home to live in.’

“This opportunity to potentially secure a delay to the lock changes has arisen following a welcome and encouraging community effort from the many agencies and activists involved in opposing this situation in recent days, highlighting the unacceptable injustice this situation represents.’

“Shelter Scotland utterly condemns the decision by Serco to force from their homes individuals and families that have arrived in the city seeking asylum.

‘We want the Home Office and Serco to stop this deplorable and inhuman course of action.”

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