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ILPA Annual General Meeting & Conference 2020

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This year's AGM will be held online via zoom. You can register for your place HERE

We will be running an informal gathering online after the AGM & Conference between 18:30-20:30. You can register for the gathering HERE

ILPA would like to invite you to its 2020 AGM and Conference. This year has been an extremely interesting and challenging year for Immigration Law. During this time ILPA have remained committed to supporting you as practitioners as we adapt to new ways of working and engaging with ILPA content. At the start of the pandemic we moved our entire training schedule online and launched an incredibly successful webinar programme; we launched a brand new website fortuitously just in time the introduction of new ways of remote working which has seen record numbers of users in a decade; launched a Google Group which now hosts 600 members and has started some 700 conversations regarding Coronavirus-specific enquiries and Immigration enquiries more generally; and by no means least ILPA have been tirelessly engaged with the Home Office on their response to the pandemic. 

George Shirley, Head of Work, Study, Family and Citizenship at UKVI and David Bolt, Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration will be joining us as Keynote Speakers. 

During this conference we will be inviting some of our working group co-convenors to reflect on the year thus far, and discuss some of the challenges as we enter the last phase of the transition out of the European Union. 

All members are welcome to attend and there is no limit on the number of attendees from each organisation. Non-members are not permitted to attend the AGM. 

16:00 – 16:45 The future of the Immigration system with Q&A
George Shirley, Head of Work, Study, Family and Citizenship at UKVI

16:45 – 17:15 AGM Business
Adrian Berry, ILPA Chair of Trustees and Nicole Francis, Chief Executive at ILPA

1.            Welcome to members

2.1           Approval of minutes of AGM 2019 

2.2           Finance Report and Approval of Accounts for 2019/20

2.3           Re-appointment of the Auditors

Member Voting on 2.1, 2.2 and 2.3 (members will have 5-minutes to cast their votes via zoom)

3.            Chair’s Report to AGM and presentation of the Annual Report for 2019/20     

4.            The appointment of the Officers and election of the Committee of Trustees

17:15 – 17:30 Black Lives Matter
Andrea Als, Partner at PwC, ILPA Trustee and Trustee Liaison for the ILPA BAME Working Group

17:30 – 18:00 Working Groups: key activities and challenges ahead

Kat Hacker, Helen Bamber Foundation – Well-being Working Group

Jonathan Kingham, Lexis Nexis – European Working Group

Allan Briddock, One Pump Court – Courts and Tribunals Working Group

Beya Rivers, Hackney Community Law Centre – Refugee Working Group

Tom Brett Young, VWV – Economic Migration Working Group 

18:00 – 18:30 ICIBI Update and reflections 
David Bolt, Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration

18:30 – 20:30 After AGM Social. Register HERE


24th November 2020
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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