Seminar Unlawful detention
16/05/2019
This seminar guides you through the latest case law on unlawful detention, covering claims involving physical and mental ill health and evidence of torture under the controversial new definition adopted by SSHD. It also examines the principles and latest decisions on assessment of quantum.
Seminar European law update
09/05/2019
By May 2019, we might have some guidance on what Brexit will mean. Or we might not. In any event, you will be in safe hands as our resident European law experts guide you through the latest practical changes and case law affecting your clients.
Seminar 322(5) and the General Grounds of Refusal
17/04/2019
Recent months have seen wide media attention given to so-called "blame the accountant" cases, involving discrepancies between declarations made to HMRC and to SSHD. Our speakers take you through the latest case law and policy guidance on 322(5) to enable you to pre-empt and challenge such refusals. They also guide you through the other general grounds for refusal based on conduct, character, dishonesty and allegations of failure to disclose offences.
Seminar Article 8 after KO (Nigeria) and Rhuppiah
10/04/2019
In late 2018, the Supreme Court gave two important judgments on the much-litigated sections 117B and 117C: KO (Nigeria) [2018] UKSC 53 on the meanings of 'reasonable to expect' and 'unduly harsh', and Rhuppiah [2018] UKSC 58 on financial independence and the 'little weight' provisions. This seminar will explore how the Supreme Court's reasoning applies to Article 8 cases in practice, particularly following JG (s 117B(6): "reasonable to leave" UK) Turkey [2019] UKUT 72 (IAC). There will also be a wider discussion of how recent case law in this area can be utilised to bring successful Article 8 applications and appeals.
Seminar European Law and Ankara Agreement update
08/11/2018
With all things European being on the agenda at present, EU law and Ankara Agreement experts Sandra, Emma and Raphael explain the new (and perhaps last ever) <b>Immigration (EEA) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 (SI 2018 No. 801)</b> which came into force on 24 July 2018. They also take you through developments and forthcoming challenges in Ankara cases. Most importantly, they explain what to do when it all goes wrong.
Seminar Sexuality and gender-identity asylum claims
29/10/2018
Our speakers examine current legal and policy developments in this important area of asylum practice, guiding you through common issues including navigating certification, confronting credibility challenges, and knowing when to challenge the legality of detention.
Seminar Article 8 and age assessments
12/10/2018
Deborah and Matt summarise recent judicial observations on best practice in preparing Article 8 applications. They also guide you through the Court of Appeal's decisions on Article 8 in the context of deportation cases, examining what is needed to succeed in this increasingly-challenging area. Finally, Jane examines when and how to challenge age assessments, setting out best practice in the handling of appeals involving children.
Seminar Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery
01/10/2018
Justine and Keelin examine recent developments in trafficking policy and case law, including the problematic implications of the Court of Appeal decision in <b>MS (Pakistan) v SSHD [2018] EWCA Civ 594</b> for appeals run in the Immigration Tribunal. Prem updates us on the impact of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 on securing protection for foreign national trafficking victims who find themselves in the criminal justice system.
Seminar European deportation
27/04/2018
Bojana and Sandra will take you through the latest case law on European deportation, including the latest on the "deport first appeal later" regime.
Seminar Unlawful detention
19/04/2018
This seminar covers the latest case law and policy on unlawful detention, guiding you through the essential parts of the Civil Procedure Rules for claims starting in the County Court, and the assessment of quantum.
Seminar Article 8
12/04/2018
Appendix FM to the Immigration Rules was amended on 10 August 2017 in purported
compliance with the Supreme Court's decision in <i>MM (Lebanon)</i>. This seminar will examine the content and effect of the amendments, and explore how best to approach them in Article 8 applications and appeals. There will also be discussion of recent developments in Article 8 case law.
Seminar Litigation tips
27/10/2017
Avoid litigation pitfalls with the help of our team who will take you through everything from calculating deadlines, obtaining exceptional funding, sourcing reputable expert reports and getting your client their costs at the end of it all.
Seminar Human trafficking
20/10/2017
Examination of the latest case law and policy guidance on human trafficking and modern day slavery, including examination of the remaining scope for arguing Article 4 since the Court of Appeal decision in SSHD v Minh [2016] EWCA Civ 565 from counsel who appeared for Minh.
Seminar Ankara Agreement – impact of Aydogdu and Akurk
13/10/2017
An examination of the lead cases on the abolition of appeal rights and indefinite leave to remain for Ankara Agreement applicants by counsel for the applicants in both cases, R (Aydogdu) v SSHD [2017] UKUT 00167 (IAC) and R (Akturk) v SSHD [2017] EWHC 297 (Admin).
This will be followed by an update on pending litigation and current strategies.
Seminar Brexit
22/05/2017
As the Article 50 process commences, and the post-Brexit landscape becomes (ever so slightly) clearer, this seminar examines life beyond EU membership. With free movement of labour ending, or at the very least changing dramatically, the seminar will explore the policy problems facing the Home Office and how clients are likely to be affected by the new reality of UK immigration control.
Seminar Article 8 after Ali v SSHD, MM (Lebanon) v SSHD and R (Agyarko) v SSHD
17/05/2017
The Supreme Court has delivered a trio of important decisions consolidating the law concerning the application of article 8 ECHR in immigration cases, including the effect of provisions introduced by HC 194 in July 2012. The seminar examines these three key decisions of the Supreme Court and provides an account of their current effect, as well as identifying subsisting questions and potential future developments.
Seminar Unlawful detention
11/05/2017
This seminar guides you through the latest case law on unlawful detention, including claims involving physical and mental ill health, where there is evidence of torture and the particular issues arising from detention of EU nationals and stateless persons. It also examines the latest decisions on damages and quantum.
Seminar Article 3 and Paposhvili: medical claims
03/05/2017
This seminar examines the implications of Paposhvili and scope for making appeals or fresh claims on medical grounds. It also guides you through difficult related topics including (i) Article 3 suicide risk; (ii) capacity and appointment of litigation friends; (iii) vulnerable witnesses; (iv) the Equality Act 2010.
Seminar Challenging deportation
31/10/2016
This seminar examines the "deport first appeal later" regime and the scope for challenging such certification through judicial review. It also examines recent domestic and European decisions, including C-165/14 Rendon Marin and C-304/14 CS (Morocco) on the position of primary carers of British children facing deportation.
Seminar Appeal rights in a hostile landscape
26/10/2016
The Immigration Act 2014 dramatically altered the landscape of the appeals system, reducing the categories of appealable decision, the available grounds of appeal and the scope for appealing within the UK. This seminar will look at how these changes have operated in practice including the latest on higher the court challenges to the new restricted regime, suggest how best to prepare cases under the new regime, and explore alternative ways of challenging adverse decisions. It will also highlight the forthcoming further changes introduced by the Immigration Act 2016.
Seminar Arguing Article 8 outside the Immigration Rules
05/10/2016
This seminar examines the restrictions imposed in the Immigration Act 2014 on arguing Article 8 within the Immigration Rules and advises practitioners how to argue that "exceptional circumstances" apply, meriting a grant of leave outside the Rules. Among the situations examined are adult dependent relatives and medical cases that do not meet Article 3.
Seminar The Best Interests of the Child
27/09/2016
This seminar examines the latest case law and guidance on the best interests of children, including the section 55 duty and children's rights under the European Charter. It examines the case law on the "reasonableness" of requiring a child to leave the UK, and, how to respond when SSHD argues that it is either reasonable or positively in a child's best interests to be separated from a parent. It will also examine practical steps to take when there are simultaneous family court and immigration proceedings.
Seminar Religious and Cultural Responses to Family Law Mediation
26/07/2016
The Lamb Building Family Team are pleased to announce that they will be holding a seminar on Tuesday 26th July 2016 at 6pm (1.5 CPD hours) in the Sherrard Room, situated in Middle Temple.

It will deal with Religious and Cultural Responses to Family Law Mediation, and it will focus in particular on the Muslim, Jewish, and Punjabi communities.

Due to the expected popularity of the seminar, acceptances will be given on a strictly first come first served basis. Click the title for more details.
Seminar The European Asylum System: Dublin III challenges
28/04/2016
The Dublin regime, which determines the European country responsible for the processing of asylum claims, is undergoing the greatest strains in its 20-year history. This seminar sets out the rights of asylum seekers under Dublin III, the ongoing challenges to Dublin removals from the UK, including the special provisions for unaccompanied asylum seeking children, and examines the current proposals for overhaul of the system.
Seminar Article 8
19/04/2016
The mandatory public interest considerations inserted by the Immigration Act 2014
into 117A-177D of Part 5A of the 2002 Nationality Immigration and Asylum Act has
fundamentally changed the way that the Tribunal approaches Article 8 appeals. This
seminar will highlight some of the recent case law interpreting Part 5A and consider
how it can be utilised in case preparation and presentation.
Seminar EEA Removals and Deportation
14/04/2016
With the UK government's clear intention to increase the number of deportations and
to 'deport first, appeal later' what does this mean for those exercising EU Treaty
rights? This seminar examines recent case law and practice in this evolving area.
Seminar Advocacy and Case Preparation Training Series
15/02/2016
Bernard Richmond QC will be running a series of Training Courses between February and May 2016, including 'CORE ADVOCACY SKILLS (10 HOURS CPD)', 'CASE ANALYSIS, PREPARATION & STRATEGIC PLANNING (5 HOURS CPD)' and 'ADVANCED ADVOCACY SKILLS (18 hours CPD)'

For more details, click the link above.
Seminar Article 8 following the Immigration Act 2014 - Immigration Seminar
30/10/2015
This seminar takes you through the rules, guidance and ever changing case
law on Article 8 private and family life claims since the Immigration Act 2014. It
will include Article 8 deportation appeals and the best interests of children.
The deportation section will examine challenges to the application of
Paragraphs 398(c) ("serious harm" and "persistent offender") and 399
("unduly harsh") of the Immigration Rules.
Seminar European Appeal Rights and Obtaining Your Costs - Immigration Seminar
22/10/2015
The seminar brings you the latest on European law challenges, including in
and out of country appeal rights. There will also be a presentation on rules and
tactics for claiming back costs, relevant to all practice areas.
Seminar The Creaking Dublin III System - Immigration Seminar
08/10/2015
Europe's asylum system has dominated global political and media attention
throughout 2015. This seminar explains the key principles of the Dublin III
system, the political challenges and responses to it in the wake of the Syrian
refugee crisis, and the latest case law on running JR challenges to certification
of asylum claims on "safe third country" grounds.
Seminar Appeal Rights and Alternative Remedies following the Immigration Act 2014 - Immigration Seminar
02/10/2015
This seminar will bring you up to date on the case law generated by the
Immigration Act 2014 on appeal rights, administrative review and JR, including
the latest law on in and out of country appeal rights and the definition of a
human rights claim.
Seminar Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Family and the Criminal Courts
30/09/2015
This seminar will aim to look at what you can do to prepare for proceedings if you
have a client with an autistic child, or your client is autistic. In addition we will look at what can both crime and family practitioners learn from each other with introductory talk from criminal specialist Bernard Richmond QC and family barrister Louise Desrosiers.

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Seminar Pursuing disrepair claims in the County Court and Environmental Protection Claims in the Magistrates
17/09/2015
The seminar will make use of examples in recent cases in order to illustrate points made and there will be time allowed for discussion and questions.
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Seminar Vulnerable Defendants - Crime Seminar
16/09/2015
A workshop focusing on the needs of vulnerable defendants, the differences in treatment received by them compared to vulnerable complainants and prosecution witnesses and strategies for maximising their chances of a fair trial. The session will consider what is meant by vulnerability and the various strategies available to protect them.
Seminar The credibility of witnesses and the preparation of witness statements - Civil Seminar
10/09/2015
This seminar addresses, in a practical and (we hope) an entertaining way, the important issue of witness credibility, how it should be assessed and how it might be maximized by the considered preparation of witness statements.
Seminar Domestic Violence Update
14/05/2015
Domestic Abuse - Overview of the Law
A summary of the current provision for protection from domestic abuse
Seminar Sentencing law update for busy lawyers
07/05/2015
More breathing space but this time dealing with the complexities and challenges of our sentencing law.
Seminar EU Law
30/04/2015
This seminar gives an in-depth look at the amendments to the Immigration (EEA) Regulations 2006 and overview of recent CJEU case law on free movement.
Seminar Unlawful Detention
22/04/2015
This seminar updates practitioners on recent decisions on unlawful detention including the important Detention Action litigation on the operation of the Detained Fast Track and the guidance set out in R (ZA - Iraq) v SSHD[2015] EWCA Civ 168
Seminar Criminal law update for busy lawyers
15/04/2015
We don't have time to stop for breath these days, let alone update ourselves regularly. This talk is an opportunity for participants to stop, breathe and find out about the important developments from members of the LB Criminal team.
Seminar Proceeds of Crime Seminar given by Ivan Krolick
13/12/2014
This course is designed to give barristers and solicitors involved in criminal practice, an overview of the Law, Practice and Strategy in relation to the conduct of proceedings under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, and earlier legislation still in force, and an update on recent developments. Subjects covered will include the following, but it is intended to maintain continuing discussions on practical issues raised by course members, so that we may not reach all of the following within the timescale.
Seminar The Immigration Act 2014: Article 8
29/10/2014
This seminar examines the interpretation of Article 8 ECHR after the commencement of Immigration Act 2014. It includes an overview of recent Article 8 authorities and considers how the Act will affect future litigation.

Speakers: Raphael Jesurum, Jamil Dhanji and David Sellwood

This seminar is now fully booked.
Seminar The Immigration Act 2014: EU and Ankara cases
22/10/2014
This seminar examines European routes of migration and Ankara appeals following the Immigration Act 2014.

Speakers: Geri Peterson, Bojana Asanovic and Sandra Akinbolu

This seminar is now fully booked.
Seminar The Immigration Act 2014: Deportation
08/10/2014
This seminar will discuss recent case law and examine the impact of the 2014 Immigration Act on this fast moving and often highly contentious area of immigration law.

Speakers: Eric Fripp, Gordon Lee and Ellis Wilford

This seminar is now fully booked.
Seminar The Immigration Act 2014: Appeal rights and removals
02/10/2014
This seminar examines the new provisions of the Immigration Act 2014 restricting appeal rights and grounds and introducing a new removal power.

Speakers: Justine Fisher, Emma Daykin and Mark Blundell

This seminar is now fully booked.
Seminar Family law seminar
18/09/2014
Topics: 'Non-Accidental Injury' - a troubling phrase.
Seminar EU law update
29/04/2014
This seminar gives an in-depth look at the amendments to the Immigration (EEA) Regulations 2006 and overview of recent CJEU case law on free movement.

This seminar is now fully booked. If you wish to be on the waiting list for cancellations, email courses@lambbuilding.co.uk
Seminar Judicial review update
14/04/2014
This seminar examines the implications of the transfer of immigration judicial review to the Upper Tribunal and other key developments.

This seminar is now fully booked. If you wish to be on the waiting list for cancellations, email courses@lambbuilding.co.uk
Seminar Article 8 update
08/04/2014
This seminar takes you through the latest case law on family/private life post HC 194.

This seminar is now fully booked. If you wish to be on the waiting list for cancellations, email courses@lambbuilding.co.uk
Seminar The misapplication of HJ (Iran) - the return of "discretion"?
01/04/2014
This seminar will examine whether the 'discretion test' as outlawed in HJ (Iran), is making a return in LGBTI, religious and political cases. The seminar will examine the impact of recent CJEU judgments.

This seminar is now fully booked. If you wish to be on the waiting list for cancellations, email courses@lambbuilding.co.uk
Seminar Lamb Building Criminal Group 2013 Seminar Series
26/10/2013
The Lamb Building Criminal Group are delighted to present their 2013 seminar series.

All courses are FREE and CPD hours are applicable. Pre-booking of places is essential.
Seminar Lamb Building Brighton Criminal Seminar
21/10/2013
Lamb Building are very pleased to announce a further seminar to be held in Brighton as part of their 2013 programme, "Confiscation and Proceeds of Crime Proceedings" presented by Lamb Building members Ivan Krolick and Kate Kelleher.

This course is FREE and 2 CPD hours are applicable.
Seminar Immigration Autumn Seminar Series 2013
17/10/2013
The Lamb Building Immigration Team are delighted to present their Autumn 2013 seminar programme.

All courses are FREE and CPD hours are applicable.
Seminar Lamb Building Brighton Mediation Seminar
02/10/2013
Lamb Building are very pleased to announce their new mediation seminar, "Why Should My Client Mediate?" presented by Lamb Building member Paula Rhone-Adrien.

This course is FREE and 1.5 CPD hours are applicable.
Seminar Lamb Building Mediation Seminar
26/09/2013
Lamb Building are very pleased to announce their new mediation seminar, "Why Should My Client Mediate?" presented by Lamb Building member Paula Rhone-Adrien.

This course is FREE and 1.5 CPD hours are applicable.
Seminar Lamb Building 2013 Advocacy Courses
21/09/2013
Lamb Building are delighted to present their 2013 Advocacy course programme.

The 2013 series includes courses at intermediate and advanced levels.
Seminar Immigration issues in family practice
11/09/2013
Lamb Building are delighted to present a further seminar in the 2013 programme.

This course is FREE and CPD hours are applicable.
Seminar Lamb Building Spring Immigration Series
16/05/2013
The Lamb Building Immigration Team are delighted to present their Spring 2013 seminar programme.

All courses are FREE and CPD hours are applicable.
Seminar Lamb Building Court of Protection Seminar
28/02/2013
The Family team at Lamb Building are very pleased to present their new seminar, Court of Protection - Principles, Powers and Procedure, and are delighted to welcome guest speakers, District Judge Susan Jackson and Her Honour Judge Nasreen Pearce.

This course is FREE and 1.5 CPD hours are applicable.
Seminar Lamb Building Family Proceedings Seminar
06/12/2012
The Family team at Lamb Building are very pleased to welcome guest speaker, consultant psychiatrist Dr Keating

This seminar aims to distil key issues surrounding the instruction of psychiatric experts, its impact and relevance in family law proceedings.
Seminar Lamb Building Autumn Advocacy Courses
24/11/2012
With the introduction of QASA, it could not be more important to ensure that your advocacy is up to the mark. These courses are designed to give participants practical and effective guidance, through workshops and mock exercises.

All courses are free and CPD hours are applicable.
Seminar Lamb Building Hair Alcohol Testing (HAT) & Hair Drug Testing (HDT) Seminar
08/11/2012
The Lamb Building Family Team are delighted to present a new seminar for Autumn 2012.

This course is FREE and 2 CPD hours are applicable.
Seminar Lamb Building Autumn Immigration Series
25/10/2012
The Lamb Building Immigration Team are delighted to present their Autumn 2012 seminar programme.

All courses are FREE and CPD hours are applicable.
Seminar Mental Health Review Tribunal Seminar
26/09/2012
A session designed to familiarise participants with the relevant rules and practices necessary for effective advocacy in this complex and significant jurisdiction.

For solicitors, these FREE seminars provides 2 CPD hours for each session.
Seminar Lamb Building Summer Immigration Seminars
18/07/2012
The Lamb Building Immigration Team are delighted to present their Summer 2012 seminar programme.

Title: The Family Migration Rule Changes

Title: New EEA Regulations - Are you ready?

For solicitors, these FREE seminars each provide 1.5 CPD hours
Seminar Lamb Building Employment Seminar
26/04/2012
The Lamb Building Employment Team are delighted to present a new employment seminar for 2012.

This course is FREE and CPD hours are applicable.
Seminar Advocacy & Ethics Training at Lamb Building
16/04/2012
Multiple advocacy and ethics training courses held in London and Brighton, from January 2012 to April 2012.

All courses are free and CPD hours are applicable.
Seminar Lamb Building Immigration Seminars
29/03/2012
The Lamb Building Immigration Team are delighted to present their Spring 2012 seminar programme.

All courses are FREE and CPD hours are applicable.
Seminar Lamb Building Seminar Programme - Autumn 2011
15/12/2011
Lamb Building is presenting 4 seminars in both London and Brighton this Autumn.

For solicitors, these FREE seminars each provide 1.5 CPD hours.
Seminar Introduction to Mediation and the Role of Third Parties
11/10/2011
For solicitors, this FREE seminar provides 2 CPD hours
Seminar Advanced Advocacy Course
21/02/2011
An advocacy course, made up of eight sessions running from February 2011 to April 2011. Aimed at those intending to apply for or use their recently acquired Higher Rights.
Seminar Developing & Enhancing Your Advocacy
08/01/2011
This aim of this course is to consider, through seminars and workshops, ways of enhancing the performance of advocates before the courts in which they practice.
Seminar Interactive Mediation Seminar
04/11/2010
Lamb Building Mediation Group (LADR) will demonstrate how to provide cost-effective mediation, that will prove to be neither a waste of time nor a waste of money.
Seminar Family Group Annual Seminar (London)
07/10/2010
Financial Provision
Private Law Children
Public Law Children: Where are we now?
Seminar Advanced Advocacy Course
27/09/2010
Aimed at those intending to apply or use their recently acquired Higher Rights
Seminar Family Group Annual Seminar (Brighton)
21/09/2010
Financial Provision
Private Law Children
Public Law Children: Where are we now?
Seminar FIGHTING CIVIL PENALTIES
16/02/2010
Employers who employ workers in breach of immigration law risk paying a penalty of up to 10k per worker.
Seminar "Review of the Year" Lamb Building Immigration Team
07/12/2009
The Lamb Building Immigration Team will take a look at the important developments in Immigration during 2009, followed by drinks & nibbles.
Seminar "Making Mischief" Speaker - Ivan Krolick
29/10/2009
This seminar will be in Lamb Building unless otherwise noted. Please check our website in the week of the seminar to confirm final venue.
Seminar "The Early Days" Speakers - Siew Loke, Veronica Reeve and Michael Gleeson
05/08/2009
A session designed to assist those in the first three or so years of practice who are still anxious about going to court.
Seminar The Legal Aid Minefield. Speaker - Louise McCullough
20/07/2009
Navigating the almost impossible journey from application to funding and how to maximise your chances of success.
Seminar "Fraud - stealing the advantage." Speakers Ami Feder and Nikolas Clarke
13/07/2009
A guide to effective preparation of Fraud cases to ensure maximum advantage to clients, in civil or crime.
Seminar The Expert Witness! Speakers - Robert Sherman, Bernard Richmond QC and Suzie Cotterill
15/06/2009
Assessing their potential as a witness.
Seminar Litigants in Person - Speakers Angela Hodes and Mark Tempest
18/05/2009
This seminar will now take place later in the year. Apologies for any inconvenience.
Seminar Criminal Injuries Compensation
06/05/2009
The 2008 Scheme and the role of the First Tier Tribunal.
Seminar Mediation: "Don't say we didn't warn you!" Speaker - Paul Randolph
27/04/2009
The Credit Crunch has hit firms hard and there is real fear about losing money in litigation. Now, more than ever, is the time to focus on mediation