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WEB 1171 Applications & appeals under Appendix Private Life of the Immigration Rules (‘7 Year Applications’)

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This course is a practical guide to preparing successful applications for leave to remain for children (and their families) who have lived in the UK for 7 years or more, and challenging negative decisions on these applications. 

The course will provide an overview of law and practice in relation to these applications, and will also address fee waivers and No Recourse to Public Funds Conditions and their relevance in applications. The course will also address the benefits of taking a Child Rights based approach to evidence and legal argument when preparing applications and appeals. 

Access to legal aid for these applications will also be addressed in brief. 


  • ​​​​Paragraph 276ADE(1) (iv) of the Immigration Rules
  • Policy in relation to Private Life Applications
  • Fee Waivers
  • Taking a Child Rights based approach to evidence and legal argument
  • Preparing appeals
  • Legal Aid (including Exceptional Case Funding)

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). 


July 14
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Tutor details:
Lucy Mair, Garden Court North Chambers and Sumita Gupta, Islington Law Centre and Freedom form Torture
Tutor biographies:

Sumita Gupta, Islington Law Centre

Sumita is a supervising solicitor on MiCLU's Kids in Need of Defense UK project at Islington Law Centre, for which she supervises the pro bono advice and representation provided by corporate solicitors to undocumented children and their family members. She started working in immigration and asylum and nationality law in 1999 and has since worked in both legal aid and private practice. Sumita is Senior Immigration Caseworker and Supervisor accredited by the Law Society. She has represented clients seeking asylum and leave to remain in the UK with complex applications and appeals and with their judicial review challenged, Sumita helped to develop a free immigration advice clinic in Manchester where she witnessed the impact of the hostile environment on children and families who struggle to secure status due to the complexity of the immigration rules and lack of publicly funded advice. Sumita also works as a Legal Adviser for Freedom from Torture, a national charity which supports asylum seekers and torture survivors rehabilitate in the UK through trauma focused therapy. 

Lucy Mair, Garden Court North Chambers

Lucy regularly represents clients in all types of immigration and asylum appeals. Lucy is particularly noted for representing vulnerable clients who are victims of human trafficking, torture, domestic violence and sexual or other forms of exploitation. Lucy appears regularly in the First Tier and Upper Tribunals and has had success appealing to the Court of Appeal. She also has experience of bringing CART judicial reviews again the Upper Tribunal. 

Lucy's approach to immigration and asylum case is substantially informed by her detailed knowledge of domestic, regional and international human rights law due to her previous career with Human Rights Watch. 

Concessionary Training Prices: £50
Member Training Prices: £75
Non Member Training Prices: £100
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Aim of Course:

To improve practitioners' understanding of the law, policy, and level of preparation that is required to ensure that applications for leave to remain for children who have lived in the UK for 7 year or more are successful. 

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Practitioners representing undocumented children and families wishing to regularise their stay in the UK.
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