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DT 1843 Community Care Law for Immigration Practitioners

Event | Training

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.


3rd March 2020
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
London - Centre
Tutor details:
Shu Shin Luh, Garden Court Chambers, Katy Robinson, Wilsons Solicitors LLP and Connor Johnston, Garden Court Chambers
Tutor biographies:
Shu Shin Luh, Garden Court Chambers

Shu Shin is an established public law practitioner at Garden Court Chambers whose practice has a strong focus on human rights and anti-discrimination. A focus of her practice over the past decade has been on the rights of vulnerable groups including migrant children, victims of trafficking and torture and the mentally ill. She utilises her broad expertise in public law, human rights and community care together with her immigration law expertise to provide a holistic service to her client groups. Her casework has materially contributed to changes to policy and practice of local authorities and the Home Office. In addition to case work, Shu Shin acts as a legal advisor to several established NGOs in the UK, Europe and East Asia. She is General Editor of MacDonald's on Immigration Law and Practice (10th edition forthcoming in 2020), co-author of Legal Action Group's Migrant Support Handbook (forthcoming 2020) and is contributing author to Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery: Law and Practice (for criminal practitioners, 2nd edition forthcoming in 2020) and the Child Migration; International Family and Immigration Laws (1st edition forthcoming Jan 2021). 

Connor Johnston, Garden Court Chambers

Connor is a barrister based at Garden Court Chambers. He practices primarily in housing, homelessness and community care law. He is committed to representing vulnerable clients and those who are in need of accommodation and support; many of his community care clients are homeless migrant families who do not have access to public funds, and migrant care leavers and vulnerable adults who are in need of support. He is the co-author of Housing Allocation and Homelessness (Lexis 5th edition, 2018) and the Migrant Support Handbook (LAG, forthcoming 2020). He has been a regular volunteer with the Asylum Support Appeals Project since 2017. 

Katy Robinson, Wilson Solicitors LLP

Katy is a partner and head of community care in Wilsons' Public Law department. She specialised in community care matters for clients with ongoing immigration matters and those without recourse to public funds, including migrant families, adults with care needs, age-assessment disputed children and care leavers. She has a particular interest in working with very vulnerable clients including those with serious mental health problems, and is often instructed by the Official Solicitor. 

Katy brought the first reported Judicial Review challenge under the Care Act 2014 in R (SG) v LB Haringey [2015] EWHC 2579 (Admin) and the subsequent appeal to the Court of Appeal in SG v London Borough of Haringey [2017] EWCA Civ 322
Concessionary Training Prices: £60
Member Training Prices: £120
Non Member Training Prices: £240
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