LAW2021 Online: Immigration
Available from 20th April 2021
Expires after 30 days
Priya Solanki and Adam Pipe
CPD Hours: 6
This event is live from 20th April - 20th May 2021 and includes:
- High quality 4 x 1 hour pre-recorded videos and audio broadcast (topic titles are listed below)
- Q&A – join our live “Shape The Debate” Q&A with the speakers. This is your opportunity to hear our experts answering attendee questions on both the pre-recorded content and general day to day Immigration Law issues
- LAW2020 Online: Immigration – chance to gain additional hours of CPD, including a choice of webinar from our Webinar Learning Library worth £35+VAT
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Education sessions include:-
1. Rights of Appeals and Raising New Matters in Appeals
Presented by Priya Solanki
The appeal regime is a complicated. The right to appeal and grounds of appeal were severely restricted through the Immigration Act 2014. Practitioners need to be familiar with the current system, the recent authorities the complexities of issues such as new matters.
This webinar is suitable for all practitioners working in immigration and asylum law. It will offer a range of material that will be useful at all levels.
We will cover the following in this session,
- A close look at rights of appeal and grounds of appeal under the Nationality Immigration and Asylum Act 2002
- The different applications which can be made in and outside of the immigration rules that amount to human rights claims, and whether they should carry a right of appeal
- The complexities of raising new matters in appeals and s120 statements
- Consideration of the current authorities on appeal rights and new matters
- A brief consideration of appeals against EEA and EUSS Decisions
- A detailed look at UKVI Policy Guidance on Rights of Appeal and how practitioners can best make use of this
- Practical tips for preparing appeals and arguing new matters
2. Challenging Sham Marriage Allegations in Immigration Law
Presented by Priya Solanki
The Immigration Act 2014 introduced a new framework for the Home Office investigating sham marriages. With the Home Office investigating thousands of marriages each year under the legislation and preventing several marriages from taking place, it is essential that practitioners in immigration law are familiar with the marriage and civil partnership referral and investigation scheme as well as investigations outside of that scheme. It is also important that practitioners understand the differences between sham marriages and marriages of convenience. A good understanding will allow for far more effective challenges.
The webinar is suitable for lawyers working in immigration and is useful at all levels.
In this session we will cover the following,
- The difference between sham marriages and marriages of convenience
- A detailed analysis of Part 4 of the Immigration Act 2014
- The importance of the UKVI conducting investigations lawfully, including the requirements in requests made for evidence and the marriage interview process
- A consideration of the impact of Home Office non-compliance with notice periods and the effect of a non-compliance decision
- Detailed examination of the UKVI Enforcement Visits Guidance
- A breakdown of sham marriage enforcement actions and offences
- A study of other useful Policy Guidance, including Marriage Investigations, Criminal Investigations on Sham Marriages, Family Members under Appendix FM
- An inspection of the most recent and relevant authorities on the right to marry, marriages of conveniences, the burden of proof, the quality of evidence, non-suspensive appeals
3. Immigration, Asylum, and Human Rights Update: the key case law developments of the last 6 months
Presented by Adam Pipe
In this session Adam will go over some of the key cases of the last 6 months which are essential for practitioners to be aware of. The session will be useful to anyone who has to draft representations, skeleton arguments and grounds of appeal.
The case law covered will include:
- Article 8, deportation
- Country Guidance and procedure.
4. The New Part 9 of the Immigration Rules and The General Grounds of Refusal
Presented by Adam Pipe
The Home Office have recently completely replaced the Part 9 of the Immigration Rules. In this session Adam will look at the new rules and consider their likely impact and application. Adam will also look at the new guidance and case law in relation to refusals under the general grounds.
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We have trialled the format at previous online conferences, and we are overwhelmed with the feedback we have received from making our face-to-face events possible online. Comments we have received so far include:
"The whole experience was valuable, and communication has been really first class" - General Advisor
"I wanted to say how much I valued receiving and sharing the Online webinar. I felt it was very helpful and very interesting for you to allow all legal practitioners to participate. Thank you for all the extra information and resources, I look forward to the next." - Solicitor in practice
"The world of law is in constant flux and the speakers update on recent developments will be extremely helpful going forward (as they ever are!)" - Solicitor/Director
"I have never attended a similar event but I definitely would again" - Partner
"A good way to access training at a time to suit you, the online course is as effective as attending in person." - Associate Solicitor
Visit the online exhibition
Our event sponsor line up includes leading suppliers to the profession who provide thought leadership, products and services to aid your day-to-day role.
The LAW2020 Online: Immigration online exhibition is free to attend for anyone, but as part of your online event package you can top up your CPD with a free 1-hour CPD webinar from our 2020 Distance Learning Catalogue worth £35 +VAT.
The Online Exhibition will allow you to engage with suppliers by understanding how they can help you as an Immigration practitioner.