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.