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L evel: Intermediate/ Advanced
Audience: Legal practitioners and NGOs working with people in immigration detention.
This webinar will cover the detention provisions in ss11-14 of the Illegal Migration Act 2023, both those in force and those not in force. The training will cover:
– The new powers of detention
– The impact on existing powers of detention including on the Hardial Singh limits and ‘grace periods‘
– The impact on statutory timelimits for vulnerable categories of detainees
The course will not cover other aspects of the 2023 Act (including the preservation of habeas corpus challenges, which is the subject of separate ILPA training)
Aim of the course: To give participants a good grounding in the new detention provisions of the 2023 Act.
T utors: Jed Pennington, Partner at Wilsons Solicitors and Greg Ó Ceallaigh, Barrister at Garden Court Chambers
Greg Ó Ceallaigh is highly experienced in immigration detention work and has represented detainees in detention claims at every level from the Administrative Court to the Supreme Court (including major cases such as Fardous v SSHD EWCA Civ 92, R(Sathanantham) v SSHD 4 WLR 128 and R (on the application of) (Hemmati) v Secretary of State for the Home Department UKSC 56), as well as in civil actions for false imprisonment both in the County Court and the Queen’s Bench Division (e.g. Louis v The Home Office EWHC 288 (QB) and AO v The Home Office EWHC 1043 (QB)).
He has contributed to several of the leading practitioners’ texts on the subject of immigration detention and is a Lexisnexis Panel expert on false imprisonment.
Jed Pennington is a partner in the Public Law and Human Rights team at Wilson Solicitors. Immigration detention has been a focus of his practice for more than 15 years and he is recognised as a leading practitioner in the field. He has developed specialist expertise in the representation of particularly vulnerable people in immigration detention and has brought a number of successful policy and systems challenges in this context.
He has been a regular trainer for ILPA on immigration detention law and practice, and was co-chair of ILPA’s detention working group for a number of years. He is a regular contributor on issues relating to immigration detention for the Free Movement website and co-authored updates for LAG for a number of years.