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February 2020

DT 1887 Asylum, Trafficking and Modern Slavery (Belfast)

Friday 07 Feb 2020, 10:00, Belfast
Tutors: Lucy Mair, Garden Court North Chambers, Carita Thomas, Anti Trafficking and Labour Exploitation Unit (ATLEU) and Ashleigh Garcia, Law Centre NI

This one-day course looks at the law, processes and skills involved in representing victims of trafficking in an immigration context. The morning session will focus on the identification process and legal challenges to identification decisions. The afternoon session will focus on the practical skills required in representing victims of trafficking who are seeking asylum and other forms of leave to remain. Case studies and precedent letters will be used to illustrate the topics. 

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DT 1884 Applications and appeals under paragraph 276ADE(1) (iv) of the Immigration Rules ('7 Year Applications').

Monday 10 Feb 2020, 10:00, Manchester
Tutors: Lucy Mair, Garden Court North and Sumita Gupta, 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 1876 Immigration Cases in the Court of Appeal and Litigation funding by Conditional Fee Arrangements and Damages Based Agreements

Tuesday 11 Feb 2020, 16.00, London
Tutors: Tim Buley QC, Landmark Chambers and James Packer, Duncan Lewis Solicitors

Immigration Cases in the Court of Appeal

This is a specialist course looking at all aspects of running immigration cases in the Court of Appeal. The course will cover both statutory appeals from the Upper Tribunal (IAC), appeals in judicial review cases of all kinds (both from the Administrative Court and Upper Tribunal (IAC)). It will address permission to appeal, the second appeals test, the developing doctrine of the Upper Tribunal as a "specialist tribunal" and the implications that has for Court of Appeal cases, procedural issues including the approach of the Court of Appeal to provide interim relief in various kinds of appeal. The course will also look closely at costs and funding issues, which are likely to be of particular importance to practitioners who must adapt to the changing legal aid landscape, and tactics. 

Litigation funding by Conditional Fee Arrangements and Damages Based Agreements

The course will cover the essential elements for valid CFAs and DBAs, the variety of formats these agreements can take, common pitfalls with reference to caselaw, and the practical pros and cons of these arrangements. 
 

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DT 1885 Derivative Rights of Residence

Thursday 13 Feb 2020, 14:00, London
Tutors: Luke Piper, South West Law and the3million and Neena Acharya, Coram Children's Legal Centre

The EU Settlement Scheme allows those with derivative rights a route to remain and settle in the UK when the UK leaves the European Union. This course will explore the complex rights, and how they have been incorporated into the EU Settlement Scheme. 

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DT 1878 Appendix FM: Best Practice (Manchester) - UKVI Training

Tuesday 18 Feb 2020, 14:00, Manchester
Tutors: Philip Wall and Emily Weston of UKVI. Chaired by Arshia Hashmi of Freeths and Rachel Harvey of Shoosmiths

A best practice guide cover the customer journey for applications made under the FLR(M), SET(M) and Settlement Entry Clearance routes, with a focus on the requirements for supporting documentation submitted alongside applications. 

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DT 1889 The EU Settlement Scheme & Children

Thursday 20 Feb 2020, 10:00, London
Tutors: Nisa Tanin and Marianne Lagrue, Coram Children's Legal Centre

There are more than 900,000 children of non-Irish EU citizen parents living in the UK, born either here or abroad. This included an estimated 239,000 UK-born children, some of whom may be British and others eligible to become British. 

This course will cover the best practice in advising on children's nationality and applying to the EU Settlement Scheme, as well as addressing the particular practice issues specific to children. This includes working with children in families and children born to parents at different stages of the process. It includes in particular supporting redocumenting and evidencing a child's residence. We will cover how to approach suitability issues for children and young people. Attendees will also gain an understanding of the issues facing children who are third-country family members. The course will cover Zambrano carers in brief; a separate course will focus on derivative rights more fully. 

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