Loading Events
  • This event has passed.

WEB 1040 Age Assessments: recent developments and best practice (WEBINAR)

Event | Training

This webinar will undertake a refresher of the underlying legal principles in age assessment challenges, as well as addressing recent developments and best practice. 


•    Scope of the judicial review
•    Requests for reconsideration
•    Interim relief and responsible local authority
•    Appearance & demeanour 
•    Holistic and thorough age assessments that incorporate the informed views of others
•    The benefit of the doubt 
•    Issues with appropriate adults 
•    Issues with witness statements
•    Making good use of documentary evidence
•    Targeted disclosure requests and challenging restricted disclosure


12th August 2020
2:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Event Tags:
Tutor details:
Vijay Jagadesham, Barrister at Garden Court North Chambers and Laura Gibbons, Public Law Solicitor at Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit
Tutor biographies:
Vijay “undertakes a wide range of immigration and asylum work, most notably on behalf of vulnerable adults and children”(Chambers and Partners, 2019). Vijay recently returned from his sixth trip to the island of Samos in Greece, where he provided legal aid to asylum seekers and drafted numerous applications to the European Court of Human Rights in relation to age-disputed unaccompanied minors, and exceptionally secured “interim measures” against the Greek government in relation to breaches of Article 3 ECHR. 

Vijay regularly engages in age assessment challenges and is particularly well placed to do so in light of his experience in immigration and asylum law and civil litigation, including actions against the police. Vijay also draws on his significant public law expertise, including two successful challenges in the Supreme Court, in bringing public law challenges in relation to all levels of decision-making. He also advises on claims for damages, under the common law and the HRA 1998. He is a contributor to the 9th edition of Macdonald’s Immigration Law and Practice. 

Laura Gibbons is a Public Law Solicitor at the Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit who specialises in representing age disputed unaccompanied asylum seeking children to challenge unlawful age assessments. 

In addition, her public law work includes advising former relevant children with respect to local authority support as care leavers; advising on challenges against the Home Office in relation to the adequacy of asylum accommodation and delays in the provision of support; enabling children in need and their families without recourse to public funds to access support under section 17 of the Children Act 1989 and those with care needs to access accommodation and support under the Care Act 2014.
Concessionary Training Prices: £50
Member Training Prices: £100
Non Member Training Prices: £180
CPD Hours:
Aim of Course:
To update participants on recent developments and discuss best practice, as well as refreshing their knowledge of the underlying legal principles. 
Spaces Left:
Basic, Intermediate
Aimed at practitioners with some experience of age assessments or those requiring a refresher.
Webinar with group discussions