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FREE 2102 The Illegal Migration Act 2023: Entry, Settlement and Citizenship



8th November 2023
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This course will look at ss30-37 Illegal Migration act 2023, which have been in force since 20 July 2023.

Level: Intermediate.

Audience: Participants will be experienced immigration advisers with at least a basic understanding of the structure of the IMA and ideally have attended or watched the overview session on 1st November.


This course will look at ss30-37 Illegal Migration act 2023, which have been in force since 20 July 2023 and apply to those who arrived in the UK on or after 7 March 2023. The new exclusions from leave to enter or remain, settlement and citizenship will be covered, along with the exceptions. Participants will also have the opportunity to discuss what practically can be done to advise and assist those affected by these provisions before the removal duty in s2 IMA 2023 is brought into force.

Aim of the course: To enable participants to advise clients affected by ss30-37 IMA 2023 on how these affect their entitlement to leave to enter or remain

Tutor: Alison Pickup, Director, Asylum Aid and Kat Hacker, Director of Legal Protection, Helen Bramber Foundation.

Alison is Director of Asylum Aid where she leads an expert team providing legal representation to asylum seekers and refugees. Asylum Aid is part of the Helen Bamber Foundation Group. Before joining Asylum Aid (in November 2021), Alison was the Legal Director of the Public Law Project. At PLP, Alison led its work on the access to justice issues in the New Plan for Immigration and on judicial review reform. In June 2020, Alison was awarded the Outstanding Employed Barrister in an NGO award by the Employed Barristers Committee of the Bar Council.

Kat is the Director of the Legal Protection team at the Helen Bramber Foundation. She has spent over a decade working as a lawyer in the immigration and human rights field representing survivors of trafficking, tortuew and conducting high-profile complex asylum claims before moving into the NGO sector. She has represented clients at all levels of teh court system, including the European Court of Human Rights.