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(FULLY BOOKED) DT 1732 Professional conduct and ethics in immigration cases

This free course is funded by ILPA and is only open to ILPA members. Places are allocated on a first come first served basis. Apply for a free place

Everything you need to know about ethics but were afraid to ask.  The complete guide to ethics and immigration law for the anxious practitioner.

Experienced practitioners of leading immigration practices present a discussion and workshop based on real-life case studies, working through difficult questions across all areas of immigration practice and giving their views.  A chance to pose difficult questions (anonymously in advance, or in discussion at the session) to see what others would do.

Event details

Date(s):07 September 2017
Start Time:16.00
End Time:19.15
Location:London
Level:Basic;Intermediate;Advanced
Audience:Aimed at practitioners working with clients in all areas of immigration practice. You need a basic understanding of the fundamental SRA principles, though we will work through these in the case studies.
Main area:Immigration
Main area other:The nature of the course applies to all areas of practice.
Aim of course:Through a discussion led session and workshop with opportunities to share experiences and solutions to challenging scenarious, you will gain an understanding of the Solicitors Regulation Authority code of conduct and how to apply professional obligations to tricky ethical dilemmas.
Topics:
  • ​How do you comply with professional conduct obligations, such as anti-money-laundering regulations?
  • What do you do when faced with ethical questions, including in court and in the tribunal?
  • How do you foresee ethical dilemmas and minimise the risk of them arising when deciding who is your client and setting up client care letters?
  • How to deal with the tension between client confidentiality and the duty to disclose.
Tutor details:Alison Stanley, Bindmans Natasha Chell, Laura Devine Solicitors Kathryn Cronin, Garden Court Chambers
Tutor biographies:Alison Stanley is Managing Partner of Bindmans LLP, Joint Head of the Immigration Team, and Compliance Officer for Finance and Administration.  A founder member of the Law Society's Immigration Law Committee and of the Refugee Women's Legal Group, she lectures and trains extensively on immigration law, and writes and broadcasts in the legal and general media.

Natasha Chell is a Partner and Head of Compliance at Laura Devine Solicitors in London.  With over 14 years' experience in UK immigration law, nationality and EU free movement, she is a practised speaker and a prolific writer on UK immigration for the HR media and the leading legal research provider, Lexis Nexis.

Kathryn Cronin is Joint Head of Chambers at Garden Court. Kathryn has an extensive and varied immigration, asylum and family law practice and is known for her representation of vulnerable clients, in particular asylum and human rights cases involving women and children.

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