Govan Law Centre secures further three-month suspension of Serco lock-change evictions

Asylum seekers affected by the Serco ‘lock-change’ evictions in Glasgow can remain in their homes for another three months after Govan Law Centre (GLC) secured a further suspension of appeal cases.

Published 3 March 2020

Appeal to Supreme Court to be lodged in Serco lock evictions case

An application for appeal against the Inner House's judgment in the Serco lock eviction case is to be made this week.

Published 26 November 2019

Inner House finds Serco's lock-change evictions of asylum seekers to be lawful

Serco's lock-change evictions of asylum seekers without court orders are lawful, the Inner House of the Court of Session has ruled in a judgment whose implications have been described as "deeply concerning".

Published 13 November 2019

Serco lock-change evictions ruling due tomorrow

A decision in the case brought against the lock-change evictions of asylum seekers in Glasgow carried out by Serco will be handed down tomorrow.

Published 12 November 2019

Asylum seekers facing eviction given temporary reprieve

Asylum seekers facing eviction proceedings in Glasgow have been given temporary reprieve by a court.

Published 30 September 2019

Fifty lock-change evictions blocked by Glasgow Sheriff Court

The fight against Serco’s lock change evictions in Glasgow continues with fifty evictions now blocked by Glasgow Sheriff Court.

Published 8 August 2019

Scottish Human Rights Commission to intervene in Serco lock-change evictions

The Scottish Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has been granted leave to intervene in the continuing legal challenge to the “serious human rights implications” of Serco's lock-change policy.

Published 30 July 2019

Serco and Home Office urged to halt lock change notices until law is clarified

A coalition of charities has urged Serco to bring an end to its lock-change evictions of asylum seekers, days before the private housing provider is expected to enter the first premises in Glasgow, until the legality of the action is clarified in law.

Published 10 July 2019

LSA secures interim interdict against Serco in lock-change saga

At Glasgow Sheriff Court yesterday solicitors Rona Macleod and Alastair Houston from the Legal Services Agency and advocate Adrian Stalker represented five asylum seeking clients who had received eviction notices from housing provider, Serco, and who were at risk of having their locks being changed.

Published 4 July 2019

Serious Fraud Office fines Serco £19.2m

The Serious Fraud Office has fined a subsidiary of Serco Group £19.2 million.

Published 4 July 2019

Serco's recommencement of lock changes 'extraordinarily unjust'

Hundreds of asylum seekers face eviction after housing provider Serco announced it is restarting its lock-changing programme.

Published 13 June 2019

Govan Law Centre to appeal Serco decision

Govan Law Centre is to appeal against the Court of Session decision to dismiss the case of Ali v Serco Limited, Compass SNI Ltd, and the Secretary of State for the Home Department.

Published 2 May 2019

Serco lock-change challenge dismissed by Court of Session

Campaigners have raised fears over a fresh wave of asylum seeker evictions after a legal bid to prevent failed asylum seekers being evicted without a court order was dismissed by the Court of Session.

Published 15 April 2019