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WEB 1061 Significant Others: Love in the Time of Covid-19 Part 2: Less straightforward applications for partners

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Our popular Significant Others session is back: covering all aspects of applications for spouses, civil, unmarried and same sex partners (excluding financial requirements)

'The best course I have ever attended, brilliant' , 'outstanding' , "informative, lively and important” says the feedback. 

Tim Barnden and Barry O'Leary are described as 'particularly helpful tutors', with one participant commenting "I would be happy to attend any sessions conducted by Tim and Barry". 

Participants will have a clear understanding of the more difficult issues relevant to making applications by the partners of British and settled people.

We encourage practitioners to come to both parts of the course to get the full overview of partner applications. Please note that you will need to make separate bookings for Part 1 and Part 2 of this course.

Part 1: The basics and Covid update

•    Overview of Appendix FM as it relates to partners (excluding the detail on finances)
•    ‘Getting hitched’ and genuine & subsisting relationships
•    EUSS update and strategies
•    Covid Update

Part 2: Less straightforward applications for partners

•    Paragraph EX
•    Exceptional circumstances
•    Article 8 ECHR
•    Paragraph 320(11)
•    Appeal rights
This part will have a particular focus on partners with an adverse immigration history.

The session will not cover the financial requirements of Appendix FM in detail. The course will not cover other family members.


1st December 2020
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Tutor details:
Barry O'Leary, Wesley Gryk Solicitors and Tim Barnden, Bates Wells
Tutor biographies:
Barry is a partner at the firm and his practice deals with the full range of immigration and nationality issues. He has particular expertise in applications based on partnership and family; applications following international surrogacy arrangements; European free movement law: and asylum and human rights claims based on sexual identity.

He is listed by the Chambers Directory as a Band 1 leader in the field and by the Legal 500 as a leading individual.

Tim is a Partner in the Immigration Department advising clients across the full range of personal, business immigration, and human rights and refugee based claims. More than 17 years qualified, he started his practice in the Legal Aid sector, moving on to work for 10 years within a highly regarded niche immigration firm: Wesley Gryk LLP, before joining Bates Wells. Tim is equally at ease working with high net worth individuals and their families, organisations and businesses, couples and family groups, and vulnerable applicants.

Tim has long been listed a leader in the field of personal immigration in the Chambers Directory.
Concessionary Training Prices: £50
Member Training Prices: £100
Non Member Training Prices: £180
CPD Hours:
Aim of Course:
Learning objectives: To give an overview of the immigration rules for significant others.

Anticipated learning outcomes: For delegates to be better able to assist significant others in both straightforward and difficult claims
Spaces Left:
Intermediate, Advanced
Practitioners who are already making such applications or plan to do so in the future.
Webinar with case studies/group discussions