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Update 81 – September 2020: 1 CPD

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13th October 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

Update 80 – August 2020: 1 CPD

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21st September 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

Update 79 – July 2020: 1 CPD

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24th August 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

Update 78 – June 2020: 1 CPD

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Update 77 – May 2020: 1 CPD

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9th June 2020 By

Introduction to the EU Settlement Scheme: 2 CPD

There are thought to be between three to four million EU citizens and their family members living in the UK, although nobody is quite sure how many exactly. Almost all of them will need to apply for a new immigration status by 30 June 2021 if they wan ...

8th June 2020 By

Update 76 – April 2020: 1 CPD

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19th May 2020 By

Update 75 – March 2020: 1 CPD

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20th April 2020 By

Advanced: Costs in immigration cases: 3 CPD

In increasingly hard times, winning costs in immigration litigation is increasingly vital for commercial survival. This course covers the CPR on costs, the different types of costs, case law on costs, submissions on costs and tips on pursuing a favour ...

7th April 2020 By

Update 74 – February 2020: 1 CPD

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23rd March 2020 By

Introduction to refugee family reunion: 2 CPD

When someone is granted refugee status in the United Kingdom this opens up the possibility of the refugee sponsoring family members to join him or her in the UK. This is often referred to as “refugee family reunion”. There are special rules from w ...

20th March 2020 By

Update 73 – January 2020: 1 CPD

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18th February 2020 By

Update 72 – December 2019: 1 CPD

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Update 71 – November 2019: 1 CPD

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9th January 2020 By

Update 70 – October 2019: 1 CPD

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27th November 2019 By

Update 69 – September 2019: 1 CPD

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28th October 2019 By

Update 68 – August 2019: 1 CPD

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15th October 2019 By

Introduction to social media for lawyers: 2 CPD

Get the most out of social media with a strategic approach. This course covers the reasons to use social media (and some reasons not to…), the basic principles of how social media works what others expect to see, how to sign up to different plat ...

11th October 2019 By

Intermediate: Fresh claims by asylum seekers: 2 CPD

Every year, around one third of asylum decisions result in a grant of asylum or another form of international protection. But of those who are refused and appeal to the immigration tribunal, around 40% are successful. As the appeal statistics suggest, ...

7th October 2019 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

Update 67 – July 2019: 1 CPD

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27th September 2019 By

Intermediate: Naturalisation as a British citizen: 3 CPD

Welcome to our course on naturalisation as a British citizen! We cover all of the requirements for naturalisation as a British citizen, from residence periods to good character and everything in between. We explain what requirements are mandatory in ...

9th August 2019 By

Advanced: Urgent injunction applications: 3 CPD

This course equips solicitors and barristers with the knowledge and skills they need to secure just outcomes for their clients and to minimise the chances of judicial criticism. It covers: the ethics of ex parte applications strategic considerations w ...

2nd August 2019 By

Update 66 – June 2019: 1 CPD

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25th July 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

Advanced: Zambrano and EU citizenship: 3 CPD

The landmark Court of Justice of the European Union case of Zambrano fundamentally changed the basis of ‘derived’ EU residence rights. The initial judgment was short on reasons, though, and this course looks at subsequent EU and domestic case law ...

25th June 2019 By

Update 65 – May 2019: 1 CPD

Immigration update course covering May 2019. ...

14th 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

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

Welcome to our introductory course to the UK’s Points Based System and other work routes! Here we talk you through Tiers 1, 2, 4 and 5, the developing Appendix W routes, as well as other lesser known routes such as the UK Ancestry visa and repre ...

13th June 2019 By

Update 64 – April 2019: 1 CPD

April 2019 immigration update ...

23rd May 2019 By

Update 63 – March 2019: 1 CPD

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23rd April 2019 By

Update 62 – February 2019: 1 CPD

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19th March 2019 By

Update 61 – January 2019: 1 CPD

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12th March 2019 By

Update 60 – December 2018: 1 CPD

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17th January 2019 By

Introduction to immigration appeals: 1 CPD

This course covers lodging then preparing for an appeal, looking at what makes a good witness statement, drafting a skeleton argument and preparing an appeal bundle. The course is only available to paying members of Free Movement. If you are not alrea ...

7th January 2019 By

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