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DT 1443 Asylum support:Current Issues and Judicial Review challenges

Asylum support is the key form of social assistance for asylum seekers and refused asylum-seekers. Urgent legal challenges by way of judicial review against the UK Border Agency may be required where a client is destitute or at risk of becoming destitute, to prompt an emergency response from the UK Border Agency, so as to secure asylum support.   In complex cases initial applications may be refused and challenges brought against such refusals by way of appeal and judicial review  to obtain the support to which clients are entitled. 

Deighton Peirce Glyn solicitors and Adrian Berry have made this complex area of law, crossing over between disciplines, their own.  Problems with asylum support often arise as crises: with the client homeless,  at risk and frightened. Take time to take stock now of the cases you can make for asylum support and hard cases support (sections 4, 95 and 98 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999), about  the requirement to apply for asylum as soon as reasonably practicable and  in cases of dispersal, delay and where only one person in the household is seeking asylum.  When the crisis comes, you will be fully prepared, including to do higher court work.

Event details

Date(s):06 March 2013
Start Time:16.00
End Time:19.15
Audience:1. Immigration advisors who practice or want to practice asylum support law; 2. Housing and other advisors who already practice asylum support law and want to refresh their knowledge or get an update of recent key decisions.
Main area:Asylum;Judicial Review
Main area other:Asylum Support
Aim of course:

It is important for practitioners advising asylum seekers to be up to date with their clients’ entitlement to housing and support from the UK Border Agency so that they can spot potential judicial review challenges and ensure that their clients avoid destitution and/or are provided with suitable accommodation. This course will enable them to do so.  

Topics:Asylum support (including sections 4, 95 and 98 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999, section 55 of the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002), asylum support case law (including the First-tier Tribunal and Higher Courts) and potential policy challenges including dispersal, mixed households and delay
Tutor details:Adrian Berry, Garden Court Chambers and Sasha Rozansky, Pierce Glynn Solicitors
Tutor biographies:

Adrian Berry is a Barrister at Garden Court Chambers. He specialises in migrant welfare issues for persons subject to immigration control, asylum support, social security and social assistance cases. He is also widely published on social welfare for migrants having contributed to chapters on migrant welfare in Macdonald's Immigration Law and Practice; Asylum Law and Practice (Bloomsbury 2010), the Housing Law Handbook (Law Society, 2009) and Support for Asylum Seekers and other Migrants (Legal Action Group, 2009)

Sasha Rozansky is a solicitor at Deighton Pierce Glynn, with particular expertise in migrant support, community care and social security law. She has specialised in advising and assisting migrants on their social welfare rights since 2002 and provides second-tier advice to local and national agencies on these issues on behalf of Deighton Pierce Glynn.

Additional information:This course will only cover support available from the UK Border Agency and not assistance available under community care legislation.
PriceConcessionary Training Prices: £60
Member Training Prices: £120
Non Member Training Prices: £240

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