June 14

DT 1771 Asylum applications and human rights claims

This training event is no longer available to book.

This course focuses on the legislation and practical steps to take when running an asylum application. With new firms being granted Legal Aid contracts, we will focus on the Legal Aid Agency’s requirements in relation to costs, quality and file maintenance in relation to legal help asylum matters. The course would also benefit fee earners in private practice with little experience on asylum and human rights claims.

Basic and Intermediate
Areas covered
Additional areas

The course is aimed as fee earners and paralegals new to the field or with limited experience in asylum applications and legal aid.  

Booking closed

Booking is closed as this event has now finished.

Further information

Aim of the course

At the end of the session you should have a general understanding of the basic LAA funding regime, be aware of the steps to be taken in an asylum claims and of the general advice required by your clients. 

Topics covered

  • The Geneva Convention grounds
  • Human rights claims
  • Funding regime (Legal Aid)
  • Practical steps and liaising with the UKVI
  • File maintenance
  • Steps to be taken
  • General advice to clients
  • Common problems


Immigration and asylum caseworkers and paralegals


Gabriella Bettiga, Duncan Lewis Solicitors

Gabriella Bettiga is a consultant solicitor at Duncan Lewis. She is accredited as Level 3 Advanced Caseworker under the IAAS scheme and is the chair of the independent cost and funding adjudicators at the Legal Aid Agency (MoJ). Gabriella is involved in policy work with various NGOs, particularly concerning women asylum seekers, and reguarly writes on immigration journals and newspapers.