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WEB 1041 “Dispatches from the FTT Front Lines”: Current issues litigating for appellants in the FTT (IAC) (Bitesize WEBINAR)

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This session will focus on a small number of important practical issues encountered by practitioners working in the First-tier and Upper Tribunals.  


  • Roll-out of the online procedure: navigating standard directions and the prospect of remote hearings.
  • Litigation friends: procedure in the absence of procedure.
  • Evidence from children: fairness and flexibility.
  • Cross-appeals to the Upper Tribunal: progress at last?
  • Expert reports: ensuring fitness for purpose. 


28th September 2020
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Tutor details:
Eleanor Mitchell and Zoe McCallum, Matrix Chambers
Tutor biographies:
Eleanor Mitchell and Zoe McCallum are barristers at Matrix. Both regularly represent appellants in asylum and human rights appeals in the First-tier and Upper Tribunals as part of their wider immigration practices, which also involve judicial review claims on behalf of immigration detainees and victims of trafficking, protection claims in the appellate courts, and interventions in important cases on behalf of civil society. 

Eleanor’s recent cases include SSHD v JS (Uganda) [2020] 1 WLR 43 (acting for the Appellant in the Court of Appeal, on the rights of “family reunion” refugees) and MS (Pakistan) v SSHD [2020] 1 WLR 1373 (acting for ECPAT UK as Intervener in the Supreme Court, on the relevance of Article 4 ECHR in Tribunal appeals). 

Zoe’s recent cases include NN and LP (acting for the Appellant victims of trafficking challenging policy on trafficking support), and ZV (acting for the Appellant in a challenge to an inadmissibility decision relating to an EU national, pending before the Court of Appeal).
Concessionary Training Prices: £40
Member Training Prices: £80
Non Member Training Prices: £160
CPD Hours:
Aim of Course:
The course aims to provide practical information and advice on the topics below, as well as stimulating discussion and information-sharing amongst participants.
Spaces Left:
Basic, Intermediate, Advanced
The session is aimed at practitioners who represent appellants in asylum and human rights appeals in the First-tier and Upper Tribunals.
Webinar with case studies and Q&A