The 7-Year Rule - Recent Developments

An overview of recent 7-year rule immigration cases and developments

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Course Overview

The 7-year rule is a complex area of immigration practice. This practical 4-part course will discuss the key trends in recent 7-year rule immigration litigation and will provide viewers with invaluable tips in respect of the preparation and running of Tribunal cases.

Delivered by barrister and lecturer Ben Amunwa, this essential immigration law course will assist viewers develop an understanding of the what the 7-year child rule is.

Suitable for immigration practitioners of all levels, during this session viewers will:

  • Be encouraged to reflect upon the key points arising from the recent 7-year child rule cases from superior courts to the upper tribunal
  • Receive guidance on how to prepare 7-year rule immigration cases in practice
  • Consider the way in which Judges should approach the application of the Home Office 7-year rule
  • Examine some of the evidential, practical and legal difficulties in seven-year rule immigration cases.
  • Be given the tools to strengthen their ability to identify cases with merit and will receive instruction on how to advise clients and build cases accordingly

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 2 - 4 CPD point (depending on length of time spent reviewing the supporting documentation).

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:
  • Be able to identify the different sources of the Home Office 7-year rule
  • Have a firm grasp of how to prepare and run 7-year rule immigration cases
  • Have received an overview of the some of the key areas for potential future development in this area of immigration law

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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

Part 1

  • Webinar
    00:17:11
  • Notes
    6 Page
  • Slides
    8 Page
  • Evaluation
    2 Page

Part 2

  • Webinar
    00:24:40
  • Notes
    2 Page
  • Slides
    8 Page
  • Evaluation
    2 Page

Part 3

  • Webinar
    00:23:21
  • Notes
    5 Page
  • Slides
    8 Page
  • Evaluation
    2 Page

Part 4

  • Webinar
    00:22:05
  • Notes
    4 Page
  • Slides
    9 Page
  • Evaluation
    2 Page

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