July 16

DT 1767 Criminality and the Immigration Rules

Delegates will obtain an understanding of the impact criminality has on applications for entry clearance and leave to remain (including settlement).  The course will cover consideration of the various different grounds for refusal set out in the general grounds and in Appendix FM and give delegates a knowledge of the impact of different criminal sanctions on immigration applications and how to address the issue in casework. 

Times
16-19.15
CPD hours
3 CPD hours
Experience
Intermediate
Areas covered
Additional areas

  

Training reference
DT 1767

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Further information

Aim of the course

Delegates will obtain an understanding of the impact criminality has on applications for entry clearance and leave to remain (including settlement).  The course will cover consideration of the various different grounds for refusal set out in the general grounds and in Appendix FM and give delegates a knowledge of the impact of different criminal sanctions on immigration applications and how to address the issue in casework. 

Topics covered

  • The general grounds for refusal relating to criminality
  • Definitions of offences
  • Relevant case law
  • Case studies and discussion to explore tactics for addressing the issues in casework and to discuss the use of discretion
 

Audience

The session is designed for those working in immigration law with at least some experience of the area.

Tutors

Emma Cohen, Bindmans LLP and David Chirico, 1 Pump Court Chambers

Emma is a solicitor at Bindmans LLP who specialises in immigration, asylum and nationality law. Emma qualified as a solicitor in 1995 having trained at Bates, Wells and Braithwaite where she was later a partner in the immigration department from 2001 to 2005 and then a consultant.  More recently she has worked as a senior lecturer in law at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge.

Emma has provided training for various organisations including the Immigration Law Practitioners Association (ILPA) and the College of Law and has also provided training to employer clients and to clinicians and social workers on aspects of immigration and human rights law.  She has also written articles on immigration law issues.

David Chirico has been at 1 Pump Court since 2002. In addition to giving open and in-house seminars on behalf of 1 Pump Court, David regularly trains for ILPA and for UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group (UKLGIG). He volunteers regularly for Camden Community Law Centre and for UKLGIG.

Called to the Bar in 2002, he previously worked in the Czech Republic for the European Roma Rights Center, doing both casework and strategic litigation on discrimination in the criminal justice system, access to education, and access to housing. On return to the UK, he was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Central European Studies at University College, London, and was regularly called upon to act as an expert on the situation of Czech and Slovak Roma at all levels of the immigration appellate system in the UK (see e.g R (ZL and VL) v SSHD [2003] EWCA Civ 25).