SPECIAL OFFER join ILPA now and claim a free place on an ILPA training session. See our membership application information.


This free course is fully funded by Trust for London and is only open to ILPA members who qualify.

Places per firm may be limited if demand is high, and priority will go to people working in the area where the course takes place. Otherwise places are allocated on a first come first served basis. Apply for a free place

After taking this course you will
  • Be aware of the particular issues facing those who claim asylum on the basis of their sexual and gender identity, and apply them to taking instructions
  • Know the current case law concerning these claims
  • Know sources of information to support these asylum claims
The course does not seek to cover the general asylum process.

Event details

Date(s):24 October 2017
Start Time:15.00
End Time:19.15
Audience:Immigration practitioners providing pro bono, legal aided or low cost advice to clients in, or wanting to settle in, London
Main area:Asylum;Removal/deportation
  • Introduction and myth busting
  • Persecution, detention and treatment of LGBTI asylum seekers
  • Legal developments in the last year
  • European Court of Justice judgments
  • Home Office policy and practice on sexuality claims
  • The independent investigation into Home Office handling of claims
  • Recent case studies
Tutor details:David Chirico, 1 Pump Court Chambers Louise Hooper, Garden Court Chambers Tim Barnden, Bates Wells Braithwaite
Tutor biographies:David Chirico David works for claimants in all areas of immigration and asylum law, representing vulnerable clients and particularly those whose asylum claims raise issues relating to sexual/gender identity.  David regularly trains on ILPA's Article 8 update course and for UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group (UKLGIG).

Tim Barnden Tim recently joined Bates Wells Braithwaite as Senior Associate after 10 years at Wesley Gryk LLP.  He is the Chair of Trustees of the UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group and a regular trainer for ILPA on Significant others: applications by partners and It's all about the money: the financial requirements.

Additional information:ILPA is pleased to put on this course in partnership with the UK Lesbian & Gay Immigration Group

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