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WEB 1022 How to Draft Asylum and Immigration Statements (WEBINAR)

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The course is aimed at caseworkers who wish to draft strong, hard-to-challenge statements, and is packed with practical tips. Attendees will explore style and drafting techniques, essential content, format and presentation, and common traps. The tutor will also look at professional conduct issues likely to arise in asylum matters, and how to deal with vulnerable clients.


  • ​​​​​​What you should cover when taking a statement
  • How to tackle credibility issues
  • Statements and vulnerable clients
  • Beware of vicarious trauma
  • Statements in immigration applications: when and why are they needed
  • How to respond effectively to refusal letters
  • Lots of practical tips

​​​​​​Be prepared to share your experience in this interactive webinar. You can send general question to the tutor when you register for this course.


2nd July 2020
3:00 pm - 6:15 pm
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Tutor details:
Gabriella Bettiga, Director of MGBe Legal and ILPA Well-being Ambassador
Tutor biographies:
Gabriella is a consultant solicitor and holds Level 3 accreditation with the Law Society and with OISC. She is the Director of MGBe Legal and provides advice on immigration, asylum and nationality law, particularly in relation to EEA nationals and family members, asylum and complex human rights applications and appeals. Gabriella regularly delivers training with ILPA and publishes articles on Free Movement and other forums. Gabriella is a member of the Tribunal Procedure Committee and the Chair of the Independent Cost and Funding Adjudicators at the Legal Aid Agency. She is a volunteer lawyer for UKCEN and Here for Good and a supervisor at UKLGIG.
Concessionary Training Prices: £50
Member Training Prices: £100
Non Member Training Prices: £180
CPD Hours:
Aim of Course:
At the end of the session you should have an understanding of how to draft effectively different types of statements.
Spaces Left:
Basic, Intermediate
Immigration fee-earners dealing with asylum or immigration applications or appeals.
Webinar with case studies/group discussions