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WEB 1125 Challenging Immigration Detention: An Introduction

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This course is intended to provide an overview of the law around immigration detention and practical issues involved in preparing and running detention challenges. It will be of use to those new to the area and those with limited experience. Topics to be covered will include detention powers and the Immigration Bail regime, the Hardial Singh principles, key features of Home Office detention policy, and public law challenges. We will examine practical issues such as evidence gathering, tactics, obtaining medical evidence, and securing release accommodation.

The course will not address post-release damages claims in any detail.


September 21
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Tutor details:
Nkiru Okafor, Wilson Solicitors LLP and Graham Denholm, Doughty Street Chambers
Tutor biographies:
Nkiru Okafor is a solicitor in the Public Law department at Wilson Solicitors LLP specialising in private and public law challenges against government decisions with a particular focus on the rights of migrants and immigration detention. 

Graham Denholm is a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers. He has a broad practice in immigration, public law and actions against the state. His practice spans the full range of immigration work, from asylum, human rights and deportation appeals, to personal immigration cases including those arising under Appendix EU. He is well known for his work in relation to immigration detention, with long experience of judicial review proceedings and civil actions in this area. He is the co-author of Detention Under the Immigration Acts: Law and Practice (OUP, 2015). He is an experienced trainer, and has delivered numerous sessions on detention for ILPA.
Concessionary Training Prices: £50
Member Training Prices: £100
Non Member Training Prices: £150
CPD Hours:
Aim of Course:
To provide sufficient legal and practical knowledge to enable practitioners to identify viable detention challenges and pursue those challenges. 
Spaces Left:
Basic, Intermediate
Solicitors / caseworkers / barristers / NGO workers and others working with individuals in immigration detention.
Webinar with case studies/group discussions