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April 2020

(FULLY BOOKED) DT 1890 Sponsor License Conference This training is now fully booked - please email [email protected] to be placed on the waiting list

Wednesday 01 Apr 2020, 10:00, London
Tutors: Chairs: Nichola Carter, Carter Thomas and Joe Middleton, Doughty Street Chambers. Panel: Jonathan Kingham, Lexis Nexis, Natasha Chell and Nicolette Bostock, Laura Devine Immigration, Tom Brett Young, Veale Wasbrough Vizard, Natasha Gya Williams, Gya Williams Immigration, Simon Kenny, Eversheds Sutherland and George Shirley, UKVI

What does the future hold for sponsorship?
The next couple of years may very well bring about bigger changes to the UK's work-related immigration routes than we witnessed in 2008, when the Points Based System was introduced. 
UKVI's George Shirley, Head of PBS, Citizenship and the Windrush Taskforce, has agreed to be our guest speaker. 
In addition, we have an excellent array of speakers from a number of leading UK immigration law firms and the conference is being chaired by Nichola Carter of Carter Thomas and Joe Middleton of Doughty Street Chambers. 
Topics will range from practical tips on sponsor licence law to in-depth analysis of complex legal issues. There will be a detailed examination of the current system of sponsorship for businesses, primarily relating to Tier 2 (General and ICT) and Tier 5, and a look at what the future may hold. The speakers will provide highly practical insight and tips from their extensive experience. 
This annual conference provides a space for immigration experts across the UK to share experiences and tips on dealing with this complex area of law. 

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DT 1883 Introduction to Immigration law: getting started

Thursday 23 Apr 2020, 10:00, London
Tutors: Julian Bild, ATLEU Glyn Lloyd, Newfields Law

The first step to accreditation for those new to the field. We have extended our introductory course to a full day to give you a full overview of immigration law and practice. Working in small groups, you will discuss realistic case studies and understand how to apply your knowledge of the rules and policies when you are advising clients.

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DT 1899 Sponsor Licences and Compliance - obtaining and keeping your licence

Wednesday 29 Apr 2020, 14:00, London
Tutors: Chetal Patel, Bates Wells, Sam Ingham, Laura Devine Immigration and Francesca Sciberras, Laura Devine Immigration.

Practitioners and HR specialists will receive an in-depth look at sponsor licences. This will not only include practical advice on how to obtain a sponsor licence but also how to ensure effective compliance and retain the licence. We will advise upon the HR practices necessary to ensure sponsor duties are met and other factors that the Home Office would be looking for at a compliance visit. We will also discuss our experience with sponsor license refusals, downgrading and revocations - providing tips for avoiding these and challenging them where necessary. 

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DT 1898 Entitlement to NHS Health Care and Charging: Representing Migrant Clients in the Hostile Environment

Thursday 30 Apr 2020, 14:00, London
Tutors: Kamla Adiseshiah, Southwark Law Centre and Christine Benson, Maternity Action

This is an emerging area of casework and legal challenge.  Migrants face charges of thousands of pounds for essential treatment and the Home Office has a discretion to refuse immigration applications if an applicant has an NHS debt of £500, outstanding for 2 months.  Immigration practitioners and other frontline support and advice workers can help people challenge decisions on charging status, negotiate repayment plans, request waivers and make complaints to the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman and the Information Commissioner.  Solicitors and barristers can challenge charging by way of Judicial Review.

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