All Articles: Immigration

Intermediate: Immigration offences and civil penalties: 2 CPD

The statute book is crammed full of criminal offences relating to borders and immigration control, from illegal entry to renting property to an unauthorised migrant. Most are rarely prosecuted, but it’s still worth being aware of the main crimin ...

1st March 2021 By

Introduction to work and study visas (the Points Based Immigration System): 1 CPD

Welcome to our introductory course on the UK’s Points Based Immigration System and other work/study routes! Here we talk you through the “points-based” visa options for highly skilled migrants, sponsored workers, temporary workers an ...

17th December 2020 By

Intermediate: Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules HC 813: 2 CPD

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7th December 2020 By

Introduction to advising employers on immigration law: 1 CPD

Over the years employers of migrants have faced an ever-increasing battery of penalties for failing to carry out right to work checks and other duties outsourced to them by the Home Office. Possible consequences include fines, closure of businesses an ...

5th October 2020 By

Introduction to best practice in immigration case working: 2 CPD

Check out the course contents here: This course is only available to paying members of Free Movement. If you are not already a member, you can join here and access not just this course but all of our courses. Membership starts from £20 per month a ...

7th September 2020 By

Intermediate: General grounds for refusal: 2 CPD

Explore the general grounds for refusal for entry clearance, leave to enter, leave to remain and the arguments that might be deployed where a risk of refusal is detected prior to application or where the issue is dealt with in a legal challenge. You c ...

1st September 2020 By

Introduction to preparing a Tier 2 (General) application: 1 CPD

The aim of this short course is to give you an understanding of the main work-based visa category within the Immigration Rules: Tier 2 General. It is aimed at immigration practitioners who are new to this area, or who have a handle on the basics but w ...

18th August 2020 By

Advanced: International surrogacy and immigration and nationality law issues: 4 CPD

Recent years have seen an increase in international surrogacy arrangements, under which citizens or residents of the UK who are unable to conceive pay someone in a foreign country to carry and give birth to their child. The process can bring enormous ...

29th July 2020 By

Introduction to visit visa applications: 1 CPD

This course covers Appendix V to the Immigration Rules, which deals with permission to enter the UK as a visitor. The course is only available to paying members of Free Movement. If you are not already a member, you can join here and access not just ...

30th September 2019 By

Intermediate: Immigration bail: 3 CPD

There are few circumstances where the UK authorities are permitted to hold people against their will – one of which is immigration detention. In 2018, almost 25,000 people were detained under immigration powers across the UK’s detention estate ...

27th June 2019 By

OISC Level 1 Accreditation: Introduction to immigration, asylum, nationality and EU law: 16 CPD

Welcome to our complete and comprehensive online immigration law starter training course! It is ideal for aspiring OISC Level 1 advisers seeking accreditation and other budding immigration lawyers. We cover everything you need to know to get started i ...

13th June 2019 By

Intermediate: Appendix FM: family members (4 CPD)

Welcome to our online training course on Appendix FM, the section of the Immigration Rules dealing with family members. We cover spouses and partners, children, parents, grandparents and other relatives and go over the relationship, financial, suitabi ...

26th October 2018 By

Advanced: Unlawful detention: 3 CPD

This course teaches participants the basic principles of arguing an unlawful detention case in the immigration context. It looks at some key concepts and practicalities such as statutory detention powers, how to pursue a bail application, the differen ...

25th October 2018 By

Advanced: Deportation of non EU and EU nationals: 4 CPD

Welcome to our course on deportation law! We cover the law and rules on deportation of non EU and EU citizens, including the complex statutory framework, overlapping immigration rules, automatic deportation, revocation of deportation orders, out of c ...

9th August 2018 By

Intermediate: Immigration Act 2016: 3 CPD

This course outlines the important changes brought about by the Immigration Act 2016 and includes information for solicitors, OISC advisers and barristers about how the changes will affect their work and their clients. ...

13th July 2018 By

Intermediate: Immigration Act 2014: 2 CPD

This course outlines the important changes brought about by the Immigration Act 2014 and includes information for solicitors, OISC advisers and barristers about how the changes will affect their work and their clients. ...

13th July 2018 By

Intermediate: Representing children in the immigration tribunal: 2 CPD

Representing children is easy to do badly, with potentially disastrous consequences. This course explores best practice and novel ways of working with and providing advocacy for children. It includes sections relating to achieving best evidence, prepa ...

13th June 2017 By

Intermediate: Article 8, the Immigration Act and the Immigration Rules: 2 CPD

The purported incorporation of Article 8 into the Immigration Rules in July 2012 has caused considerable confusion for lawyers and judges and generated much ongoing litigation. This course reviews the old and new case law and looks at some of the avai ...

22nd May 2017 By

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