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DT 1749 How to draft asylum and immigration statements

Practical session for caseworkers on drafting asylum statements and asylum appeal statements.

Event details

Date(s):10 April 2018
Start Time:14.00
End Time:18.00
Audience:Immigration and asylum caseworkers
Main area:Asylum
Aim of course:This course is aimed at caseworkers who wish to improve their statement-drafting skills. It provides practical tips, explores the most common mistakes and suggests ways to ensure statements are comprehensive and accurately prepared. It also looks at professional conduct issues likely to arise in asylum matters.
Topics:Topics covered:
  • Taking instructions
  • Vulnerable clients
  • Statement structure and content
  • When to submit a statement
  • Appeal statements
  • Professional conduct issues

Tutor details:Gabriella Bettiga, Duncan Lewis Solicitors Tod Hodson, Elder Rahimi Solicitors
Tutor biographies:Gabriella Bettiga is a consultant solicitor at Duncan Lewis. She is accredited as Level 3 Advanced Caseworker under the IAAS scheme and is the chair of the independent cost and funding adjudicators at the Legal Aid Agency (MoJ). Gabriella is involved in policy work with various NGOs, particularly concerning women asylum seekers, and reguarly writes on immigration journals and newspapers.

Tod Hodson is a senior in-house advocate at Elder Rahimi. Moving from an academic career teaching at London University, he trained originally at Winstanley Burgess Solicitors, and later worked in Lewisham and Tower Hamlets Law Centres as a supervisor of the Immigration Departments. He was Called to the Bar in 2001, and has represented appellants in both the First-tier and Upper Tribunals including in Country Guidance and leading reported cases.  
PriceConcessionary Training Prices: £60
Member Training Prices: £120
Non Member Training Prices: £240

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