Garden Court North Chambers’ Immigration Team is recognised as one of the leading sets in the country for its provision of specialist advice on all aspects of asylum, immigration and nationality law. The Team would like to invite you to a one day conference on how to secure fairness in asylum and immigration on Tuesday 14 November 2017.

The conference will cover:

  • brexit and its effect on EEA nationals and their families;
  • fairness in the First-tier Tribunal, including strategies for dealing with breaches of procedural rules;
  • immigration judicial review, including procedural developments in the Upper Tribunal;
  • fairness for unaccompanied children seeking asylum, including age assessments;
  • fairness post-Kiarie,
  • regulation 24AA, injunctions and setting aside appeal decisions done in the absence of the deportee; and
  • delays in asylum and immigration cases.

This conference is aimed at solicitors, advisers, legal academics, community organisations and NGOs.

Programme:  Tuesday 14 November 2017, 10.00am-5.00pm


(30 mins)



(10 mins)

Rory O’Ryan

Opening welcome and keynote introduction


(25 mins)       

Dr Alex Balch, University of Liverpool

Brexit and immigration


(25 mins)

Professor Helen Stalford, University of Liverpool

How to bring children's rights to bear on immigration practice


(30 mins)

Dr Alex Balch, University of Liverpool, Professor Helen Stalford, University of Liverpool and members of the Immigration Team

Panel discussion on Brexit and its effect on EEA free movement


(15 mins)

Morning break



(1hour 15 mins)

Jonathan Holt,  Elizabeth Mottershaw

Strategy and practical approaches for dealing with Rules Breaches in the FTT


(45 mins)

Buffet lunch


(60 mins)

Workshops (choose one of two)

Breakout 1 Immigration judicial review: Natalie Wilkins,Kerry Smith

Breakout 2  Age assessments UASC:Vijay Jagadesham, Ben Williams


(15 mins)

Afternoon break


(60 mins)

Workshops (choose one of two)

Breakout 3 Immigration judicial review:Lucy Mair

Breakout 4 Reg 24AA, injunctions and setting aside appeal decisions done in absence of the deportee: Joe Markus


(45 mins)

Tasaddat Hussain

Delays in immigration and asylum

16.45 – 17.00pm

(15 mins)

Ian Macdonald QC

Closing words

What is included?

  • A set of expert presentations and panel discussions by leading immigration law professionals;
  • Breakout sessions led by specialist immigration barristers;
  • Contribution to CPD learning and development;
  • Delegate materials including comprehensive notes;
  • Lunch and refreshments.


General admission: £75.00 + VAT. Not for Profit: £45.00 + VAT. Price includes delegate materials, lunch and refreshments. To secure your place please click  HERE.

Location: The University of Manchester, Barnes Wallis Building, Sackville Street, Manchester, M1 7JA. A short walk from Manchester Piccadilly train station.