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(FULLY BOOKED) DT 1816 Family Reunion for Children and Young People with Refugee status / Humanitarian Protection

An overview of the law and process relating to entry clearance applications for family members seeking to join children and young people in the UK. The course will consider applications for entry clearance on article 8 ECHR grounds with a focus on child sponsors with Refugee status and Humanitarian Protection seeking to reunite with their parents and/or siblings in the UK. The course will cover the online application process, practical issues, appeals and legal developments.

DT 1816 Family Reunion for Children and Young People is a free training course for ILPA members. Please email [email protected] to book a place on the course. 

 

Event details

Date(s):16 October 2019
Start Time:16:00
End Time:19:00
Location:Doughty Street Chambers, 54 Doughty St, Holborn, London WC1N 2LS
Level:Intermediate
Audience:The course is aimed at those who are new to making applications for entry clearance on article 8 grounds.
Main area:Immigration;Family Immigration
Aim of course:The aim is to provide an overview of the application process and to provide ideas and strategies for preparing applications and appeals for entry clearance on article 8 grounds.



 
Topics:We aim to give an overview of the process of preparing applications and appeals for entry clearance on Article 8 grounds.

The topics we will cover include:

  •    The process of applying for entry clearance on article 8 ECHR grounds;
  •     Evidence of family life;
  •     Challenges and strategies for addressing them;
  •     Updating on the law as it relates to entry clearance applications on article 8 grounds;    
  •      Appeals, including fees and expedition
Tutor details:Amy Grey and Daniel Rourke of Migrants' Law Project at Islington Law Centre and Michelle Knorr of Doughty Street Chambers
Tutor biographies:Amy Grey, Solicitor, Migrants' Law Project, Islington Law Centre

Amy has been working as a legal representative for asylum seekers since 2001, during which time she has prepared a number of application and appeals relating to family reunion both within and without the Immigration Rules. Most recently, she has undertaken cases involving applications for entry clearance outside of the Immigration Rules for children both seeking entry clearance and sponsoring applications for entry clearance for family members.

Daniel Rourke, Solicitor, Migrants' Law Project, Islington Law Centre and ILPA Trustee

Daniel has developed experience in complex entry clearance applications outside of the Immigration Rules in the course of strategic legal work concerning the Adult Dependant Relatives Rule, Refugee Family Reunion and the Dublin III Regulation. He has extensive experience of preparing such applications and appeals under Exceptional Case Funding. He has recently acted in several successful appeals concerning children and young people who entered the UK as unaccompanied children, but sough the be reunited with family members following their grant of refugee status.  

Michelle Knorr, Barrister, Doughty Street Chambers

Michelle has extensive experience in family reunion claims, both in the context  of entry clearance and the Dublin II Regulation. She has been involved in family reunification strategic legal project since 2015 and has represented many children in judicial reviews and appeals who seek to come to the UK to join family members who are in the UK and wan their family members to join then here. 
PriceMember Training Prices: £0

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