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WEB 1005 Best Practices in representing asylum claimants including victims of trafficking in Northern Ireland (WEBINAR)

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This one-day course looks at the law, processes and skills involved in representing asylum seekers in Northern Ireland. It will cover the asylum process from the point of claim through to the appeal hearing and grant of leave. The course will also examine how to identify potential victims of trafficking and challenge identification decisions.  

The course will focus on the practical skills required in representing asylum seekers and victims of trafficking in Northern Ireland. Case studies and precedent letters will be used to illustrate the topics. 


  • ​​​​​​Asylum process
  • Identification of victims of trafficking
  • The law (including Home Office guidance, and case law)
  • Human rights and protection applications
  • Remedies (including reconsiderations, judicial review and appeals) and their interplay
  • Drafting witness statements
  • Instructing experts
  • Considering country guidance and information
  • Preparing representations and appeals
  • Working within the Northern Ireland legal aid framework


29th April 2020
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tutor details:
Julian Bild, Anti Trafficking and Labour Exploitation Unit (ATLEU) and Ashleigh Garcia, Law Centre NI
Tutor biographies:

Ashleigh Garcia

Ashleigh is an immigration solicitor the Law Centre NI. She studies Law at Queen's University Belfast and qualified as a solicitor at the University of Ulster in 2011. She has over ten years' experience working in immigration and asylum law, and have practised in both Northern Ireland and England & Wales. 

Julian Bild

Julian is an immigration solicitor and legal aid supervisor for the Anti Trafficking and Labour Exploitation Unit (ATLEU). He represents victims of trafficking at all stages of the NRM and asylum processes, with particular expertise in conducting asylum claims and appeals. He recently represented MS (Pakistan) in bringing his successful challenge to a negative trafficking decision to the Supreme Court. He has also trained immigration caseworkers for many years for organisations including ILPA and the Law Society, and has drafted assessments for the OISC and the Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme. 

Concessionary Training Prices: £100
Member Training Prices: £100
Non Member Training Prices: £200
CPD Hours:
Aim of Course:

This session will provide an introduction and comprehensive overview on the issues involved in representing asylum seekers and guidance on legal challenges. We will also consider how to work with clients, and the skills required to prepare successful cases. 

Spaces Left:
Basic, Intermediate
Suitable for all immigration and asylum caseworkers, including those with an interest in working with victims of trafficking
Webinar and practical skills session