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Advocacy at the Immigration Tribunal

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£120 inc VAT
Or £40.00/mo. for 3 months...
Study method
Online, self-paced
2 hours
No formal qualification
Additional info
  • Tutor is available to students

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This comprehensive two hour course is delivered by experienced lecturer and immigration practitioner Kahiye Alim, and will offer guidance on what is expected of advocates at the Immigration Tribunal and will provide useful advice as to how you can improve your advocacy skills in practice.

This course is structured through the use of case examples and will offer practical hints and tips as to the realities of advocacy at the Tribunal and how to ensure you achieve successful decisions.


Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will have a thorough understanding of advocacy at the Tribunal including:

    • How to lodge the appeal
    • The time limits involved and how to deal with out of time appeals
    • The grounds of appeal and the Tribunal’s jurisdiction
    • How to draft the notice and grounds of appeal
    • Amending the grounds
    • Preparing for the appeal hearing
    • Preparing a chronology
    • Skeleton arguments
    • Directions pre hearing
    • Rules of Evidence
    • What happens in the Tribunal hearing
    • The Tribunals Procedure Rules
    • The appeal hearing
    • After the hearing

What is the target audience?

  • This course will enable immigration practitioners of all levels to identify best practice and procedure, with particular reference to appeals against immigration decisions.


  • Immigration Law

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