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WEB 3014 Nationality Applications for Children (Webinar)



April 11
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Practitioners working with children will receive an in-depth look at the ways in which migrant children can register as British citizens.

L evel: Beginner- Intermediate


Practitioners and those working with children will receive an in-depth look at the various ways in which migrant children can register as British citizens. The seminar will look at the statutory requirements under the British National Act 1981, the Home Office guidance on registration, including the recent amendments to the guidance for discretionary applications under section 3(1) of the British Nationality Act 1981, as well as practical considerations for making applications. It will include an opportunity to participate in case studies of applications under the different routes to registration, either in groups or led by the tutors.

The topics covered will include:

– Registration applications under sections 1(3), 1(4), 3(2), 3(5), 4F and 4G

– Discretionary applications under section 3(1)

– Parental consent and proof of paternity

– Application process and supporting evidence

*We will not be covering naturalisation or registration applications for adults

Audience: Practitioners advising families about British nationality options for children or wanting to learn more about this area of law.

Tutors: Emma Cohen, OTB Legal and Ashley Fleming, Harper Macleod

Emma is an associate solicitor at OTB Legal. Prior to joining OTB Legal she was an associate solicitor in the immigration department at Bindmans LLP where she had worked for over ten years. She covers all areas of immigration, asylum and nationality law. She has particular interest and experience in complex immigration and nationality cases involving families and children including inter-country adoption and she regularly writes court reports on immigration issues in family cases. Emma qualified as a solicitor in 1995 at Bates, Wells and Braithwaite. Although she has spent most of her 25 years post qualification experience working in immigration law in private practice Emma has also lectured at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge. She is a volunteer adviser for Rainbow Migration.

Emma is a regular trainer for ILPA and had delivered courses on Family Law for Immigration Practitioners, Indefinite Leave to Remain: all you need to know, Criminality in the Immigration Rules, Professional conduct and ethics in immigration cases, Home Office policy, concessions & the exercise of discretion outside the rules, and Discretion – What’s Left? Exploring the use of discretion in immigration and nationality law.

Ashley is a senior associate solicitor at Harper Macleod LLP and has over 15 years’ experience working in the field of immigration. Her caseload covers all aspects of immigration, asylum and nationality law.

Ashley is a regular trainer for ILPA and has delivered courses on the EU Settlement Scheme, introductory courses on both immigration and asylum law to MPs’ Caseworkers and Assistants and the Introduction to Immigration Law course for practitioners.