Advanced: Unlawful detention: 3 CPD

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 different kinds of unlawful detention claim and tactical considerations as to evidence gathering and how to approach a case.

The course is aimed at solicitors, barristers, paralegals, and caseworkers, whether SRA, BSB or OISC regulated, of any level of pre or post qualification experience. It 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 and you can cancel at any time.

You can check out the course contents below:

Module 1 Overview and introduction
Unit 1 Introduction
Unit 2 Statutory detention powers
Unit 3 The reasons for detention: Home Office policies
Unit 4 Key documents
Unit 5 Detention reviews
Module 2 Types of challenges
Unit 1 Hardial Singh challenges - the law
Unit 2 "Policy" detention challenges
Unit 3 Challenges to the place of detention
Module 3 Practical steps in an unlawful detention judicial review
Unit 1 Tactics and evidence gathering
Unit 2 Disclosure
Unit 3 Practicalities of Hardial Singh challenges
Unit 4 Release and transfer of proceedings
Module 4 Release and bail
Unit 1 Immigration bail granted by the Secretary of State
Unit 2 Immigration bail granted by the First-tier Tribunal
Unit 3 Supporters and financial conditions
Module 5 Damages claims
Unit 1 General damages
Unit 2 Nominal damages
Unit 3 Aggravated and exemplary damages
Unit 4 Conclusion
Unit 5 Final quiz: unlawful detention
Unit 6 Feedback form

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