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WEB 1216 Domestic Violence in Immigration Law



5th October 2023
2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
In this course we will learn about the difficulties that arise for victims of domestic violence who are subject to immigration controls

Level: Intermediate – Advanced


In this webinar, we will consider the difficulties that can arise with the requirements for indefinite leave to remain for victims of domestic violence, how clients who do not meet the Appendix FM DV immigration rules can be assisted, we will discuss challenging adverse decisions for these Applicants and also making applications for victims under the EEA Regulations.

In this webinar, we will cover the following:

  • The destitution domestic violence concession application process, the authorities on this and how this concession might be used to assist credibility
  • Appendix FM DV-ILR, including the finer requirements on the relevant date of violence, domestic violence being the causative force of the breakdown, the evidential requirement and the suitability requirements
  • Challenging adverse decisions by appeal (with a detailed look at the case law on rights of appeals against these decisions), administrative review and judicial review
  • Detailed consideration of UKVI Policy Guidance on Domestic Violence
  • Assisting Applicants who do not meet the requirements of DV-ILR
  • Applications for victims under EEA law, with a consideration of case law and making applications for unmarried partners
  • Funding in domestic violence cases

Audience: This webinar is suitable for practitioners working in immigration law. It will suit those who have some experience of domestic violence applications, those looking for more advanced knowledge and individuals who are seeking an update course.

Tutor: Priya Solanki, One Pump Court Chambers

Priya is a busy and experienced specialist in immigration, asylum, human rights and nationality law. She appears regularly before the First-Tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal, Immigration and Asylum Chambers and the Administrative Court. She has an expanding practice in the Court of Appeal.

She has a particular interest in and experience of cases involving domestic violence, trafficking, mental health issues and vulnerable clients. She is known to have a very calming and reassuring manner with clients with vulnerabilities. She regularly provides in-house training, seminars and webinars She is cited as a leading junior in Immigration (including business immigration) in Legal 500 with the Directories stating, “she has a sharp mind and demonstrates excellent client care”, “she is tactically astute, good under pressure and very persuasive in court” and “she is very knowledgeable in presenting appeals”.