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WEB 1068 Challenging Criminal Convictions: victims of County Lines, Labour Exploitation and Trafficking

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Criminal convictions impact individuals in the area of Immigration law in many ways- for example applications for indefinite leave to remain and in deportation proceedings. 

But sometimes such convictions need closer analysis – in particular consideration whether or not they are unsafe possible appeal processes involved. 

This webinar looks at when and how previous criminal convictions can be appealed in relation to potential Victims of Modern Slavery and Trafficking. 

The focus is on forced criminality- where as a result of being a victim of trafficking, county lines or labour exploitation an individual has been compelled to offend. 

Considers the scenarios of seeking to overturn recent and historic convictions for both adults and children. 


•    Appeals against conviction and sentence
•    Fresh evidence 
•    County Lines 
•    Labour Exploitation
•    Victims of Trafficking 
•    Extension of time issues
•    Recent cases from Court of Appeal 


February 2
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Tutor details:
Paramjit Ahluwalia, Barrister at Lamb Building
Tutor biographies:
Paramjit Ahluwalia (BA Oxon, call 2002) is a barrister with a practice predominantly concerning County Lines and Modern Slavery, Human Trafficking, murder and firearms. The Observer (culture) January 2019 named her as a ‘new talent, rising star’ in ‘representing society’s most vulnerable, fighting human trafficking, modern day slavery and immigration crime.’  

She is a contributing author to the chapter on Modern Slavery, Trafficking and Immigration Offences in the leading Criminal Practitioners Text, Blackstone’s Criminal Practice 2020. 

Paramjit has successfully represented as fresh counsel, obtaining overturning of convictions 9 years out of time. She has been involved in a number of appeals concerning victims of domestic abuse and has campaigned for legislative change with Prison Reform Trust.  
Concessionary Training Prices: £35
Member Training Prices: £70
Non Member Training Prices: £100
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Aim of Course:
Practical guidance – when a client has previous convictions – how and when such matters can be challenged by appeal to the CCRC or the Court of Appeal. 

Particularly in relation to an individual who may have been compelled to commit a criminal offence, arising from being a victim of County Lines, Labour Exploitation and Trafficking. 

What material needs to be obtained, assessment of merits of appeal. Lodging grounds of appeal and next steps. 
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Paralegals, trainees, Immigration advisors, Immigration Solicitors, Barristers
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