Training

DT 1424 Nationality law is fun (FULL)

The session is aimed at practitioners who want to develop their understanding of nationality law and who are interested in more than making applications for citizenship. It complements the ILPA courses on naturalisation and registration.
"Alison is the mogul of Nationality Law and has a way of making an otherwise dull subject actually exciting" "Worth the trip from Canada"

Feedback from our most recent Nationality Law is Fun session, March 2012

Event details

Date(s):30 January 2013
Start Time:10.00
End Time:17.00
CPD Hours:5.5
Location:London
Level:Advanced
Audience:The session is aimed at practitioners who want to develop their understanding of nationality law and who are interested in more than making applications for citizenship. It complements the ILPA courses on naturalisation and registration.
Aim of course:

The session will assume general knowledge in the fields of immigration and asylum and nationality law.. It will not assume prior experience of having dealt with tracing the status of persons from their parents and grandparents. The course will look at forms of British nationality other than British citizenship only insofar as these are relevant to understanding the development of British nationality law and also insofar as these are relevant to the avoidance of statelessness. There will be opportunities to explore participants'  questions and concerns.

 

The course does not cover naturalisation as a British citizen.  It covers registration insofar as this is relevant to the topics listed above.

Topics:

At the end of the session participants will:


  • Understand the ways in which a person automatically acquires British citizenship by birth in the UK and the qualifying territories
  • Understand the ways in which a person acquires British citizenship by descent by birth outside the UK and the qualifying territories
  • Understand about how British citizenship may be lost through deprivation of citizenship or where a grant of citizenship is considered a nullity
  • Have an overview of the history and development of British nationality law, including how registration has been used to correct anomalies in the way people have been entitled to British citizenship by birth
  • Have been introduced to  tracing , whereby a person derives an entitlement to British citizenship from the status of their parents/grandparents (and occasionally further back)
  • Have an overview of when a stateless person may acquire a form of British nationality
  • Be familiar with the main resources available for those dealing with nationally law, and where to find information and assistance.
  • Not be afraid of nationality law any more

And, we hope


  • Be enthusiastic to do further work in this most fascinating are of law.
Tutor details:Alison Harvey, ILPA
Tutor biographies:

Alison Harvey is a non-practising barrister and General Secretary of ILPA. She has written widely on nationality law.  Alison is a contributor to Fransman s British Nationality Law (3 rd edition, 2011) and has a particular interest in complex nationality questions both in the UK and overseas.

PriceConcessionary Training Prices: £110
Member Training Prices: £220
Non Member Training Prices: £440

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