DT 1422 Professional conduct and ethics in immigration cases

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

"This was an excellent course - really thought provoking and highly recommended for any adviser" 
"Brilliant course, delivered by experienced and excellent tutors" 
Three very experienced practitioners, two solicitors and one barrister, lead a discussion 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. How do you comply with professional conduct obligations, such as anti-money-laundering regulations? How do you foresee ethical dilemmas and minimise the risk of their arising when deciding who is your client and setting up client care letters? What do you do when faced with ethical questions, including in court and in the tribunal? Practitioners at all levels have found this seminar useful, fascinating and enjoyable.

Event details

Date(s):03 December 2012
Start Time:16.00
End Time:19.15
CPD Hours:3
Main area:Immigration
Aim of course:Everything you need to know about ethics but were afraid to ask.
The complete guide to ethics and immigration law for the anxious practitioner.
  • Tier 2 and 5 applications who is my client?
  • When should I stop working for a client?
  • What should I do if in a publicly funded case the merits of a case change close to the hearing?
  • What do I do if a fiancée doesn’t want to act to as sponsor?
  • What happens if a spouse denounces my client?
  • Can I offer an incentive to interpreters to bring me new clients?
  • What do I do about forged documents?
  • Who am I regulated by?
  • How do the solicitors Code of Conduct, the Bar Code of Conduct and the OISC affect me as an immigration practitioner?
  • How do I not put words into my client’s mouth?
  • Can counsel file or serve documents?
  • What should I do if my client is in the UK illegally and is paying me privately?

These and other questions will be answered on this course by highly experienced practitioners. The course is suitable for practitioners of all levels of experience. It will be based around case studies, and participants are encouraged to send in any specific questions in advance, which will be answered anonymously.


Tutor details:Kathryn Cronin, Garden Court Chambers, Emma Cohen, Bindmans LLP and Alison Stanley, Bindmans LLP
Tutor biographies:Alison Stanley, Kathryn Cronin, and Emma Cohen
Additional information:Participants should bring with them copies of either the Solicitors or the Bar Code of Conduct or the OISC code of standards
PriceConcessionary Training Prices: £60
Member Training Prices: £120
Non Member Training Prices: £240

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