Wasted Costs Orders – Urgent Applications

Wasted Costs Orders – Part 4 Urgent Applications

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Course Overview

Part 4 of 4, this final webinar in the series extends the discussion of immigration judicial review proceedings in Part 3. The focus is on key pitfalls to avoid when bringing urgent applications, informed by the developing case law of the Upper Tribunal, the Administrative Court plus recent Law Society guidance on best practice.

During this session, barrister Ben Amunwa will assist viewers:

·      Gain awareness of the main pitfalls in urgent applications and how to avoid them

·      Know the importance of providing accurate information on the urgent application form

·      Identify the practical and professional consequences of non-compliance and in particular, the risk of wasted costs orders
Be able to avoid the main risks when bringing (or considering bringing) an urgent application as part of judicial review proceedings

·      Know the importance of correctly completing the forms for urgent applications and the consequences of failing to do so

·      Be equipped to advise clients on your relevant duties to the Court and under the SRA Code should they instruct you to breach them

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar and review the reference notes and optional evaluation form to test your legal knowledge.
  • This course provides 0.5 – 1 CPD points (depending on length of time spent reviewing the supporting documentation).

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:
  • • Have gained an overview of the current trends in litigation in this area
  • • Have strengthened your understanding of professional ethics in immigration judicial review proceedings

What is the target audience?

  • Immigration practitioners

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About Instructor - Ben Amunwa

Called to the Bar in 2013, Ben enjoys a thriving practice in commercial, civil and public law. He also loves to train lawyers and non-lawyers in a variety of areas of law, putting to work his creative and presentation skills.

Ben runs a popular legal blog, called www.lawmostly.com, which aims to make the law accessible to a wider audience.

His advocacy is praised by Judges, opponents and clients. A member of 36 Civil, Ben is known for his exceptional client care and attention to detail in complex and urgent cases. Ben provides practical, cost-effective and punctual advice to a range of clients, including local authorities, professionals, businesses and individuals.

Before coming to the Bar, Ben spent over a decade in the charity sector supporting individuals in crisis. His experience of management and media enables him to perform calmly under pressure. Clients value his accessible manner and his ability to explain difficult areas of law.

Achievements include:

- representing a senior doctor in a race discrimination and harassment claim against an NHS Trust;

- securing a favourable settlement at mediation for a private client in a dispute over the construction of a multi-million pound house;

- successfully defending a teacher who faced regulatory prosecution for alleged professional misconduct over a period of 3 years;

- co-counsel in R (Medical Justice and others) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (2016). As featured in The Guardian, the case challenged the government’s reliance on a restrictive definition of torture to justify immigration detention.

- successfully defending a local authority in a judicial review concerning duties to children in need - R (SC) v London Borough of Ealing [2016] EWHC 2765 (Admin) and representing in Court of Appeal proceedings.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinars

  • Webinar
    00:21:40

Documentation

  • Notes
    4 Page
  • Evaluation
    1 Page

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