Training

DT 1812 ILPA Conference – Children’s Rights in Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Law - Brand new Conference

ILPA will be holding its first ever children's rights conference focusing on children across the immigration and asylum system. Aimed primarily at immigration practitioners, but also of interest to family and community care lawyers, the conference aims to cover a wide range of issues and developments in: 
  • The interplay between family and immigration law
  • The best interest of the child
  • Legal aid
  • No recourse to public funds
  • Asylum and trafficking
  • Surrogacy and adoption
  • Registering children as British citizens and 
  • The experience of children themselves within the immigration 

Event details

Date(s):18 September 2019
Start Time:10:00
End Time:17.00
Location:London
Level:Intermediate
Audience:This conference is open to anyone working with children subject to immigration controls, including but not limited to; immigration practitioners; public law and community care solicitors & barristers, family law solicitors & barristers, social workers and care workers and practitioners working within Children's charities.
Main area:Immigration;Asylum;Nationality;Family Immigration
Topics:10:00 - 10:10 Chair's Welcome & Opening Remarks
Neena Acharya of Coram Children's Legal Centre and Barry O'Leary of Wesley Gryk Solicitors 

10:10 - 10:40 Session 1: The interplay between family and immigration law and best interest of the child
Kathryn Cronin of Garden Court Chambers and Catherine Robinson of One Pump Court Chambers

10:40 - 10:50 Session 2: Children's Voices within the Immigration System
Lucy Leon and Amina of The Children's Society

10:50 - 11:00 Session 2: Children and Legal Aid
Anna Skehan of Migrant & Refugee Children's Legal Unit (MiCLU), Islington Law Centre

11:00 - 11:15 Panel Discussion: Speakers from session 1 to 3 

11:15 - 11:30 Break 

11:30 - 11:35 Session 4: ILPA's Strategic Legal Fund

Bella Kosmala, Immigration Law Practitioners' Association 

11:35 - 12:20 Session 5: Children under the Immigration Rules and leave to remain for children in care
Emma Cohen and Liz Barratt of Bindmans LLP and Katie Dilger of Bates Wells

12:20 - 12:40 Session 6: No Recourse to Public Funds
Clare Jennings of Matthew Gold Solicitors and Abi Brunswick of Project 17

12:40 - 12:55 Panel Discussion: Speakers from sessions 4 to 6

12: 55 - 13:50 Lunch 


13:50 - 14:45 Session 7: Representing children in asylum & trafficking claims
Eleanor Simon of Coram Children's Legal Centre, Juliane Heider of Elder Rahimi Solicitors and Anna Skehan of Migrant & Refugee Children's Legal Unit (MiCLU), Islington Law Centre

14:45 - 15:00 Panel Discussion: Speakers from session 7

15:00 - 15:15 Break


15:15 - 15:45 Session 8: Registering children and British citizens 
Solange Valdez Symonds of the Project for the Registration of Children as British Citizens, Steve Valdez-Symonds of Amnesty International and Tom Hardwick of Coram Children's Legal Centre 

15:45 - 16:15 Session 9: Surrogacy
Barry O'Leary of Wesley Gryk Solicitors and Colin Rogerson of Dawson Cornwell

16:15 - 16:45 Session 10: Adoption 
Hilka Hollman of Freemans and Alison Hunter of Wesley Gryk Solicitors

16:45 - 16:55 Panel Discussion: Speakers from session 8 to 10

16:55 - 17:00 Chair's Thank you and Closing Remarks

Neena Acharya of Coram Children's Legal Centre and Barry O'Leary of Wesley Gryk Solicitors 
Tutor details:Chairs: Neena Acharya of Coram Children's Legal Centre and Barry O'Leary of Wesley Gryk Solicitors  Panel: Kathryn Cronin of Garden Court Chambers, Catherine Robinson of One Pump Court Chambers, Lucy Leon and Amina of The Children's Society, Bella Kosmala, Immigration Law Practitioners' Association, Emma Cohen and Liz Barratt of Bindmans LLP, Katie Dilger of Bates Wells, Clare Jennings of Matthew Gold Solicitors, Abi Brunswick of Project 17, Eleanor Simon of Coram Children's Legal Centre, Juliane Heider of Elder Rahimi Solicitors, Anna Skehan of Migrant & Refugee Children's Legal Unit (MiCLU), Islington Law Centre, Solange Valdez Symonds of the Project for the Registration of Children as British Citizens, Steve Valdez-Symonds of Amnesty International, Tom Hardwick of Coram Children's Legal Centre, Hilka Hollman of Freemans, Alison Hunter of Wesley Gryk Solicitors and Colin Rogerson of Dawson Cornwell
Additional information:Lunch and Refreshments are provided. Please advise of any dietary requirements at the time of booking.
PriceNon Member Training Prices: £440
Member Training Prices: £220
Concessionary Training Prices: £110

< Back

Find immigration law advice

Click Here

Projects