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(FULLY BOOKED) DT 1875 EU Settlement Scheme (London)

ILPA are excited to announce a brand new training programme on the EU Settlement Scheme developed in collaboration with the ILPA European working Group. This programme comprises of sixteen training sessions delivered in eight regions across the UK between June 2019 - December 2019. The programme will be delivered in two parts with the introduction course being delivered June 2019 - September 2019, and the advanced course being delivered November 2019 - December 2019. 

This course is a practical session designed to help a caseworker become a pro at using the EU Settlement Scheme. The training will take you through the life cycle of a case using the Android app and will provide you with a detailed overview of the new system and how to effectively navigate it to assist your clients.  The materials will cover the law, documents required, red flags and how non EU national family members also apply under the Scheme. There will also be a specific focus on issues impacting those with vulnerabilities who are looking to make applications under the Scheme.

Event details

Date(s):14 October 2019
Start Time:14:00
End Time:17:00
Location:London
Level:Basic;Intermediate
Audience:This is an introductory course aimed at legal practitioners and advocates that will be supporting citizens of the EU to apply for settled and pre-settled status. This course will not cover benefit entitlements under the EU Settlement Scheme. This course will not cover issues relating to Zambrano carers or derivative residence rights. An advanced course on the EU Settlement Scheme which will cover challenges and judicial reviews will be delivered in the Autumn of 2019.
Main area:Immigration;European
Main area other:This course will be delivered in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Sheffield, Newcastle, Belfast and Glasgow. 

London, 19 June 2019, 16:00-19:15 (FULLY BOOKED)
Tutors: Nath Gbikpi, Solicitor, Wesley Gryk Solicitors and Emma Kendrick, Manager, Fragomen

Glasgow, 17 July 2019, 16:00-19:15
Grace McGill, Senior Partner and Ian Halliday, Solicitor, McGill & co. Solicitors 

Sheffield, 06 August 2019, 16:00-19:15
Laurence Keir-Thomas, Senior Associate, Fragomen LLP and Louis MacWilliam, Associate Solicitor and Head of Immigration, Blacks Solicitors LLP, Leeds
 
Bristol, 08 August 2019, 16:00-19:15
Luke Piper, Solicitor, South West Law and Chris Desira, Director, Seraphus Solicitors and Author for Free Movement

London, 14 August 2019, 16:00-19:15 (FULLY BOOKED)
Tutors: Emma Kendrick, Manager, Fragomen and Abigail Evans, Solicitor, Bindmans LLP

Birmingham, 03 September 2019, 15:00-18:15
Tom Brett-Young, Partner, Veale Wasbrough Vizards LLP and Nelson Cifuentes, Solicitor, TRP Solicitors 

Belfast, 06 September 2019, 10:00-13:15
Bryony Rest, Partner, David Gray Solicitors and Lucy Mair, Barrister, Garden Court North Chambers

Newcastle, 09 September 2019, 10:00-13:00
Bryony Rest, Partner, David Gray Solicitors and Emma Brooksbank, Partner, Freeths

Manchester, 10 September 2019, 10:00-13:15 
Lucy Mair, Barrister, Garden Court North and David Pountney, Solicitor, Greater Immigration Aid Unit (GMIAU)

London, 14 October 2019
Abigail Evans Solicitor, Bindmans LLP and Carla Mirallas Solicitor, Bindmans LLP and Here for Good
Aim of course:To provide a practical introduction and comprehensive guide to the EU Settlement Scheme. 
Topics:
  • The legal framework of the Settled Status Scheme and the legal basis of the status;
  • The development of the Scheme and the plasticity of the rules - a warning that things can change fast;
  • How to use the app to get to the application;
  • How to make an application; 
  • The documentation: what to collect before starting the process including issues with regards to variations of documentation;
  • Submitting documentation; the limitations of size and number and making paper applications;
  • What to do if there is a request for further documentation and how to address the questions;
  • Issues of importance in respect of people with vulnerabilities - identifying the vulnerabilities and seeking to overcome them;
  • Regional case studies 
Tutor details:Abigail Evans Solicitor, Bindmans LLP and Carla Mirallas Solicitor, Bindmans LLP and Here for Good
Tutor biographies:Abigail Evans

Abigail has a wide ranging practice in immigration, asylum and nationality law, having worked in the immigration field since 2002.  She is experienced in acting for individuals in unlawful detention and false imprisonment claims.  She has extensive knowledge of representing foreign national prisoners, trauma victims and those suffering severe mental health problems.  Abigail also has significant experience of complex litigation cases where mental health, crime and immigration issues arise. Abigail is experienced in obtaining High Court injunctions and other forms of interim relief for those who require urgent legal assistance.  Abigail is frequently instructed by Local Authorities in relation to children in their care with immigration and citizenship problems. 

Carla Mirallas

Carla joined the immigration department as a solicitor/volunteer co-ordinator in May 2019. Her role is a novel one, as it is a linked role with the charity Here for Good. Carla has been providing advice to EEA nationals and their families on the impact of Brexit and will be co-ordinating a team of volunteer lawyers who are working on specific applications. She is a Registered European Lawyer (REL) and an accredited Level 2 Caseworker with the Law Society's IAAS. Carla has extensive legal experience within two jurisdictions (UK and Spain). 
Additional information:This course will not cover benefit entitlements under the EU Settlement Scheme.
PriceConcessionary Training Prices: £60
Member Training Prices: £120
Non Member Training Prices: £240

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