July 12

DT 1763 Significant others: Love in a cold climate

This training event is no longer available to book.

Our popular Significant Others session is back: covering all aspects of applications for spouses, civil, unmarried and same sex partners. 'The best course I have ever attended, brilliant' , 'outstanding' , "informative, lively and important” says the feedback.  Tim Barnden and Barry O'Leary are described as 'particularly helpful tutors', with one participant commenting "I would be happy to attend any sessions conducted by Tim and Barry". 

CPD hours
6 CPD hours
Intermediate and Advanced
Areas covered
Training reference
DT 1763

Booking closed

Booking is closed as this event has now finished.

Further information

Aim of the course

Participants will have a clear understanding of the more difficult issues relevant to making applications by the partners of British and settled people.Learning objectives: To give an overview of the immigration rules for significant others with a particular focus on partners with adverse immigration historiesAnticipated learning outcomes: For delegates to be better able to assist significant others in both straightforward and difficult claims

Topics covered

Appendix FM framework/getting married,/genuine and subsisting marriages and relationships/ /Article 8 ECHR and paragraph EX/paragraph 320(11)/ the new appeal regime/recent caselaw including MM (Lebanon). The course will have a particular focus on partners with an adverse immigration history.


Practitioners who are already making such applications.


Barry O’Leary, Wesley Gryk Solicitors LLP Tim Barnden, Bates Wells Braithwaite

Find out more about our speakers:

Barry O'Leary at Wesley Gryk Solicitors
Tim Barnden at Bates Wells Braithwaite