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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

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

Update 59 – November 2018: 1 CPD

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20th December 2018 By

Update 58 – October 2018: 1 CPD

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26th November 2018 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

OISC Level 1 Accreditation: Online mock exams, regulations, ethics and more: 2 CPD

Studying to become an OISC Level 1 adviser? Our short online training course includes three bonus online sample exam papers to practise on as well as covering exam preparation, the regulatory scheme and legal ethics. Our three separate 20 question tim ...

17th October 2018 By

Update 57 – September 2018: 1 CPD

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11th October 2018 By

Advanced: Deprivation of citizenship: 3 CPD

Deprivation of citizenship cases are on the rise, with an average of around 20 cases per year. Some are on public good grounds, some on the grounds of deception. This course looks at both and also covers the separate process of nullification. The cour ...

11th October 2018 By

Update 56 – August 2018: 1 CPD

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10th October 2018 By

Update 55 – July 2018: 1 CPD

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9th October 2018 By

Update 54 – June 2018: 1 CPD

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8th October 2018 By

Introduction to British nationality law: 2 CPD

This online training course provides an overview of British nationality law. The topic broadly covers two central questions: Am I a British citizen? If I am not, how do I become one? As well as the acquisition of British nationality — by birth, ...

12th September 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

Update 53 – May 2018 : 1 CPD

It was a bumper month for immigration and asylum law updates, with 61 posts published on Free Movement in May. I can’t possibly cover everything, but the highlights include an important High Court intervention on automatic detention and new judicial ...

24th July 2018 By

Update 49 – January 2018 : 1 CPD

This month I cover some changes to the Immigration Rules, the latest Brexit developments and a trio of decisions on deportation. I then mention two cases at the Court of Justice of the European Union – one judgment and one referral – before finish ...

13th July 2018 By

Update 50 – February 2018 : 1 CPD

This month I look at some legal developments with Brexit and review no less than three Supreme Court decisions on immigration, nationality and detention. There have also been some case law on the Points Based System, which I look at alongside the worr ...

13th July 2018 By

Update 51 – March 2018 : 1 CPD

This month I start on the Brexit outlook for EU citizens before turning to several immigration law issues affecting children that came to light in March. The Upper Tribunal reported a fresh batch of decisions, a couple on its jurisdiction and some mor ...

13th July 2018 By

Update 52 – April 2018 : 1 CPD

his was the month that the Windrush scandal came to a head, so I start by focusing on the fallout from that before looking at an issue that would otherwise have led this update: more law firms in serious trouble with the regulator over their conduct o ...

13th July 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

Introduction to EU free movement law and applications: 4 CPD

This course examines the principles, sources and basic rights of EU free movement law as understood in the United Kingdom, in particular focussing on the rights of EU citizens and their non EU family members. It also looks at the practicalities of mak ...

13th July 2018 By

Introduction to the UK asylum process: 2 CPD

Welcome to our step by step guide to claiming asylum in the UK, including tips on evidence, challenging a refusal and the availability of legal aid. The course is only available to paying members of Free Movement. If you are not already a member, you ...

12th April 2018 By

Introduction to legal blogging: 1 CPD

A brief look at the elements of a successful legal blog, drawing on Free Movement editor Colin Yeo’s decade of experience. If you are thinking about starting up or taking over a blog, this is essential reading. Colin has made plenty of mistakes ...

16th January 2018 By

Advanced: Dublin 3 and third country returns within the EU: 2 CPD

Here we look at developments surrounding third country returns and in particular at the EU legislation known as “Dublin 3”. That is the instrument which now generally governs the procedures by which one European Union member state only will be ide ...

30th November 2017 By

Advanced: Identifying and assisting trafficking survivors: 3 CPD

This online training course on helping survivors of human trafficking covers warning signs, risk factors and identification of possible victims, how the trafficking assistance process (National Referral Mechanism) works, immigration options for victim ...

17th October 2017 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

Intermediate: EU law: Problem issues in permanent residence applications: 2 CPD

A quick look at Brexit so far, issues around work and seeking work (low earnings, part time employment, retaining rights when work ends), comprehensive sickness insurance, retained rights for family members, gaps in qualifying residence, residence pri ...

19th March 2017 By

Advanced: EU law: Surinder Singh cases: 2 CPD

Surinder Singh is the case that established that when a British citizen leaves the UK to live and work in another EU country, on their return they can bring family members with them using EU law, which is far more respectful of family life than UK imm ...

7th March 2017 By

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