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DT 1494 Dealing with Disaster: sponsor licence revocations, suspensions and associated problems

"Excellent session and speakers with lots of useful experiences shared - thank you"  "Brilliant course. Superb speakers, very clearly presented material and useful practical insights" Feedback from delegates, September 2013

Often lawyers are asked to step in when things go wrong. What happens to employees when their employer loses his/her licence to sponsor them? Can employers challenge revocation of their licence?  What should they do when a licence is suspended?  Judith Farbey QC and Nichola Carter have acted in these complex and difficult cases.  Their training has a reputation for clarity of explanation and they will guide you through this pressurized and difficult work, helping you to understand the full range of options open to clients.

Event details

Date(s):11 September 2013
Start Time:16.00
End Time:19.15
Audience:Attendees will be familiar with the sponsorship system and may have at least some experience of advising clients on risk issues.
Main area:Immigration;Business Immigration - companies;Judicial Review;Other
Main area other:Education Providers
Aim of course:Sponsorship under the Points Based System has created unprecedented legal and commercial risks. Many organisations that have been subjected to enforcement action have seen their very existence threatened, their management, employees and students distressed and their reputations dissected by the media.  The pressure is on and practitioners who work in this area must equip themselves to face the various challenges such action triggers. The aim of this course is to assist immigration practitioners through the dealing with disaster minefield. Whilst we will cover the rules and practice relating to all tiers of sponsor, the majority of the case law to date relates to Tier 4 sponsors. Attendees should be prepared for a large part of the course to cover general sponsor and Tier 4 related sponsor issues rather then Tier 2 sponsor issues.

  1. Introduction and overview

  2. Outline of the framework for sponsorship

  3. Detailed review of the rules and guidance on enforcement action, the triggers and what happens in practice

  4. When and how to challenge decisions, including by way of judicial review

  5. Practical examples and case law

  6. Dealing with the media, the Home Office and the client’s management, employees/ students

  7. Other legal considerations

  8. Challenges the future may bring
Tutor details:Nichola Carter, Carter Thomas and Judith Farbey QC, Doughty Street Chambers
Tutor biographies:Nichola Carter is the founder of Carter Thomas Solicitors and has practised immigration law for almost two decades. Ranked consistently in Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500 since 2006, she is often referred to as one of the UK’s leading immigration experts on sponsor compliance and risk issues.
Judith Farbey QC is a leader in the field of immigration law, practising at Doughty Street Chambers. In addition to undertaking cases raising European and international human rights law, she has developed a niche in sponsor licensing in the further and higher education sector, having been described as having "an unrivalled strategic understanding" of this area of law. 
Both Nichola and Judith worked on the London Metropolitan University revocation with Nichola advising the board and management of the University and Judith appearing for the National Union of Students. They also worked together on English UK’s 2010 highly successful judicial review. 
PriceConcessionary Training Prices: £120
Member Training Prices: £180
Non Member Training Prices: £360

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