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WEB 1180 Best Practices in Refugee Family Reunion Applications & Appeals

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This course will examine the routes for refugees to apply for family reunion focusing on the rules, case law, UKVI policy, common reasons for refusal and how to best argue cases for family members who are not covered by the rules. We will consider problems of gathering evidence and the use of objective and expert evidence. 

We will also look at how to apply for legal aid (ECF) for applications and/or appeals or alternative ways of obtaining pro bono assistance, including for costs with travel tickets.

We will address current crises, including the legal avenues for family reunion for Afghans and Ukrainians trying to reunite with family in the UK.

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). If you're booking via email please remember to let us know if this applies to you. 


July 7
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Tutor details:
Kate Ormsby, Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit and Lucy Mair, Garden Court North Chambers
Tutor biographies:
Lucy Mair is a Barrister at 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. 

Lucy is a co-convenor of the ILPA North West working group.
Concessionary Training Prices: £50
Member Training Prices: £75
Non Member Training Prices: £150
CPD Hours:
Aim of Course:
To enable practitioners to obtain funding, make the best possible applications/appeals and signpost refugees for pro bono assistance. 
Spaces Left:
Basic, Intermediate
Legal representatives and charity sector organisations assisting refugees.
Presentation with some case studies/exercises in break out rooms