ILPA returns with its annual conference on Family Migration to the UK on Tuesday 22 June 2021.
This years’ conference will focus on dilemmas related to family migration and human rights cases and their intersection with other areas of law. We will be asking the question of ‘how do you balance the immediate needs of your clients with the longer-term consequences’?
The aim of the conference is to share ideas, experience and knowledge about the current state of immigration law and practice in relation to family matters, to inform and improve participants' work and therefore the outcomes for their clients. It is also for participants and ILPA to learn about current problems and discuss the best ways of trying to solve them, and where ILPA's lobbying and influencing work can best be concentrated.
10:00 – 10:05 Chair’s Welcome
Katie Dilger, Wesley Gryk Solicitors and Nath Gbikpi, Islington Law Centre
10:05 – 11:45 Keynote Speech: Dilemmas in Family Migration Cases and Strategic Litigation
Manjit Gill QC, No.5 Barristers’ Chambers
10:45 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 11:40 No Recourse to Public Funds
11:40 – 12:20 Fee Waivers
Enny Choudhry, Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI) and Alasdair Mackenzie, Doughty Street Chambers
12:20 – 13:15 Lunch
13:15 – 14:15 Human Rights Claims, Appeal Rights and MY: how to best protect your clients’ interests?
Lucy Mair, Garden Court North Chambers and Ryan Bestford, Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit (GMIAU)
14:15 – 14:30 Break
14:30 – 15:20 The Intersection and Conflict Between Immigration and Family Law
Kathryn Cronin, Garden Court Chambers and Emma Cohen, Bindmans
15:20 – 15:30 Chair’s Closing Remarks
A reminder that pupil barristers and trainee solicitors who are ILPA members and Category A members (Law Centres, Local Citizens’ Advice Bureaux and not-for-profits) are entitled to the concessionary training price (50% off the members' training price).