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October 2019

DT 1829 Country Guidance

Tuesday 01 Oct 2019, 16:00, London
Tutors: Ronan Toal and Gemma Loughran of Garden Court Chambers

 The training will cover: how the tribunal makes country guidance decisions; general themes and approaches in country guidance decision making; how country guidance cases are applied by the Home Office, the tribunal and the courts; how to challenge country guidance decisions; how to distinguish a case from the country guidance; how to change the country guidance.


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DT 1820 Applications and appeals under paragraph 276ADE(1) (iv) of the Immigration Rules ('7 Year Applications').

Wednesday 02 Oct 2019, 10:00, London
Tutors: Anna Skehan, Migrant and Refugee Children's Legal Unit at the Islington Law Centre

This course is a practical guide to preparing successful applications for leave to remain for children (and their families) who have lived in the UK for 7 years or more, and challenging negative decisions on these applications. 

The course will provide an overview of law and practice in relation to these applications, and will also address fee waivers and No Recourse to Public Funds Conditions and their relevance in applications. The course will also address the benefits of taking a Child Rights based approach to evidence and legal argument when preparing applications and appeals. 

Access to legal aid for these applications will also be addressed in brief. 

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DT 1817 Conference on Immigration Detention

Thursday 03 Oct 2019, 09:30, London
Tutors: Chair: Stephanie Harrison QC of Garden Court Chambers Panel: David Neal of Garden Court Chambers, Nick Armstrong of Matrix Chambers, Laura Dubinsky of Doughty Street Chambers, Shu Shin Luh of Garden Court Chambers, Pierre Makhlouf of Bail for Immigration Detainees, Hamish Arnott of Bhatt Murphy, Amanda Weston QC of Garden Court Chambers, Matt Evans of the AIRE Centre, Sue Wilman of Deighton Pierce Glyn, Ben Amunwa of The 36 Group, Alison Pickup of The Public Law Project, Rakesh Singh of The Public Law Project, Kate Eves, Prisons and Probation Ombudsman's Office and Dame Anne Owers, National Chair of Independent Monitoring Boards

ILPA returns with it's Conference on Immigration Detention, providing attendees with a comprehensive knowledge and advanced understanding of the statutory and policy framework of immigration detention, including recent policy developments and cases.

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DT 1874 Taking Stock of Mental Health in Immigration Practice - World Mental Health Day Seminar

Thursday 10 Oct 2019, 18:00, London
Tutors: Raggi Kotak, 1 Pump Court, Rachel Francis, 1 Pump Court and Claiming Space - more speakers TBC

On World Mental Health Day we invite you to join us for 'Taking Stock of Mental Health in Immigration Practice'. The aim of this seminar is to bring practitioners together to discuss various aspects around mental health and well being and the interplay between these issues and the practice of immigration law. This session will be an opportunity to take stock of where we are in relation to addressing mental health and well being in the work place and to encourage a discussion about useful and effective initiates going forward. 

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DT 1875 EU Settlement Scheme (London)

Monday 14 Oct 2019, 14:00, London
Tutors: Abigail Evans Solicitor, Bindmans LLP and Carla Mirallas Solicitor, Bindmans LLP and Here for Good

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.

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DT 1865 Vicarious Trauma & Self-Care (London)

Wednesday 16 Oct 2019, 09.30, London
Tutors: Jennifer Todd, Legal and Welfare Adviser, Freedom from Torture and Fenik Adham, Psychological Therapist, Freedom from Torture

This course is designed for immigration law practitioners working directly with asylum seekers, refugees, survivors of torture who have suffered serious trauma.
Aim of the course: 

  • To provide immigration legal practitioner’s with the knowledge and suggestions to better manage the impact of working with severely traumatised clients including survivors of torture. 
  • To give Immigration law practitioners an insight into self-care and vicarious traumatisation
  • To support Immigration law practitioners to feel more confident in identifying, and acting on indicators of this type of traumatisation

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DT 1816 Family Reunion for Children and Young People with Refugee status / Humanitarian Protection

Wednesday 16 Oct 2019, 16:00, London
Tutors: Amy Grey and Daniel Rourke of Migrants' Law Project at Islington Law Centre and Michelle Knorr of Doughty Street Chambers

An overview of the law and process relating to entry clearance applications for family members seeking to join children and young people in the UK. The course will consider applications for entry clearance on article 8 ECHR grounds with a focus on child sponsors with Refugee status and Humanitarian Protection seeking to reunite with their parents and/or siblings in the UK. The course will cover the online application process, practical issues, appeals and legal developments.

DT 1816 Family Reunion for Children and Young People is a free training course for ILPA members. Please email [email protected] to book a place on the course. 


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DT 1846 Nationality law is fun

Thursday 17 Oct 2019, 16.00, London
Tutors: Adrian Berry, Garden Court Chambers

The session is aimed at practitioners who want to develop their understanding of British nationality law and who are interested in more than making applications for citizenship. It complements the ILPA courses on naturalisation and registration of children.  It covers automatic acquisition of British citizenship by birth or descent, tracing family status and old Commonwealth cases on and after independence, other forms of British nationality (e.g. British Overseas citizens), and dual nationality issues in practice. It also looks at the swing to correct historical injustices based on sex discrimination, illegitimacy and birth in the British overseas territories.

It considers the nationality legislation of 1914 and 1948 before turning to the development of the British Nationality Act 1981 and its revisions down to the present day.  Understand the implications of status tracing for your client and emerge a better-informed and wiser immigration, asylum and nationality lawyer.

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