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March 2020

DT 1843 Community Care Law for Immigration Practitioners - Migrant support for Adults

Tuesday 03 Mar 2020, 14:00, London
Tutors: Shu Shin Luh, Garden Court Chambers, Katy Robinson, Wilsons Solicitors LLP and Connor Johnston, Garden Court Chambers

This session will give an overview of community care law as it relates to migrant adults. It will cover:

  • Referrals to local authorities and assessments;
  • Eligibility for care and support;
  • Exclusions due to immigration status;
  • Support to carers and mixed households;
  • Types of support and accommodation;
  • The interrelationship with asylum support and accommodation under Schedule 10 IA 2016
Specific attention will be given to securing assessments and care and support for those in immigration detention and adults seeking asylum who are otherwise without leave to remain.

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DT 1868 Women in the Hostile Environment - International Women's Day Conference

Friday 06 Mar 2020, 10:00, London
Tutors: Chair: Nicole Masri, Senior Legal Officer at Rights of Women. Keynote: Catherine Briddick, University of Oxford Panel: Christine Benson, Maternity Action, Lucy Mair, Garden Court North Chambers, Neena Acharya, Coram Children's Legal Centre, Carita Thomas, ATLEU, Kamla Adiseshia, Southwark Law Centre, Gracie Bradley, Liberty, Katy Robinson, Wilsons Solicitors, Priya Solanki, One Pump Court and Louise Hooper, Garden Court Chambers

ILPA will be hosting its inaugural 'Women in the Hostile Environment Conference' in celebration of International Women's Day on 06 March 2020. International Women's Day (08 March) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. This conference aims to cover a broad range of issues and developments facing women in the hostile environment, as well as sharing campaign initiatives, strategic litigation cases and best practice. 

The conference will be addressing the following topics:

  • Women in the hostile environment
  • Access to primary and secondary healthcare and maternity charging
  • The Istanbul Convention
  • European Law and Article 8 of the ECHR
  • Destitution and Section 17 of the Children's Act 1989
  • Detention
  • Trafficking and the NRM 

This conference is also an opportunity for us to celebrate the contributions of women within the legal and immigration sector in challenging systemic, structural and social inequalities as well as the positive impact they make to the lived experiences of migrant women and their families in the UK and abroad. 

Find out more about International Women's Day and the IWD2020 theme below ... 

#IWD2020     #EachforEqual       @womensday 

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DT 1842 Community Care Law for Immigration Practitioners - Migrant Support for Children

Tuesday 10 Mar 2020, 14:00, London
Tutors: Shu Shin Luh, Garden Court Chambers, Victoria Pogge Von Strandmann, Simpson Millar and Connor Johnston, Garden Court Chambers

An introduction to the community care issues facing migrant children. This course will cover:

  • Access to an suitability of support for the following under the Children Act 1989; a) children with families, b) lone children, and c) care leavers.
  • Consideration of question of eligibility criteria and exclusions from support
  • local authority decision making
  • the provision of and type of support and accommodation and the interrelationship with asylum support
Specific attention will also be paid to the position of UASC's and care leavers including their eligibility for and access to education as well as remedies against negative decisions. 

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DT 1877 Introduction to Tier 2 – Everything you need to know

Wednesday 11 Mar 2020, 16:00, London
Tutors: Speakers: Chetal Patel, Bates Wells, Sam Ingham, Laura Devine Immigration and Francesca Sciberras, Laura Devine Immigration.

Practitioners, HR specialists and paralegals will receive an indepth look at the Tier 2 (General) and (Intra-Company Transfer) subcategories of the Points Based System, with a brief overview of the Sportsperson and Ministers of Religion subcategories. This will include training upon the new changes, ensuring companies are compliance ready from an immigration standpoint as well as providing practical and strategic advice on submitting applications.

'this is probably one of the best ILPA trainings'

'the speakers were all excellent - very thorough, clear and approachable, and answered questions very well'

Feedback from attendees of the September 2019 training

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DT 1869 Challenging Immigration Detention: a comprehensive toolkit (Sheffield)

Tuesday 17 Mar 2020, 10:00, Sheffield
Tutors: Jennine Walker, Safe Passage, Graham Denholm, Landmark Chambers and Helen Maclntyre, Wilson Solicitors LLP

"great coverage of a very complex area in a short period of time"

"I thought this was a very useful and practical coverage of a complicated subject"

This course will provide an overview of the law and practice relating to unlawful immigration detention, including statutory provisions, Home Office policies (including Adults at Risk and those relating to Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children), the Hardial Singh principles, and relevant case law.

The course will have a focus on practice, enabling participants to confidently identity when detention is, was or might be unlawful, and how best to challenge it, either through bail applications or judicial review proceedings.
The course will include consideration of the provisions in Schedule 10 of the Immigration Act 2016 relating to bail accommodation and how these interact in practice with securing a client’s release.

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DT 1881 Appendix FM: Best Practice (Bristol) - UKVI Training

Thursday 26 Mar 2020, 14:00, Bristol
Tutors: Philip Wall and Emily Weston of UKVI. Chaired by Natasha Gya Williams of Gya Williams Immigration, Luke Piper and Marie-Christine Allaire-Rousse

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 1880 Running a Deport Case

Tuesday 31 Mar 2020, 16:00, London
Tutors: Nick Nason, Principal and Founder of Edgewater Legal and David Sellwood, Barrister at Garden Court Chambers

A course for practitioners representing individuals facing criminal deportation, with a particular focus on evidence collection, and the current state of Article 8 case law. 

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