Nationality and Borders Bill Conference

Tuesday 29 March 2022

Garden Court Chambers is described by the Chambers UK Bar Guide as “the foremost set leading the way at the London Immigration Bar, housing an unsurpassable team of advocates who handle the full gamut of immigration matters."

Date: Tuesday 29 March 2022
Time: 9.30am-5.30pm, followed by drinks reception
Venue: Hybrid Event: IN-PERSON PLACES NOW FULLY BOOKED - Online places available - In-person venue: Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL  
Cost: Free
Areas of Law: Immigration Law , Administrative and Public Law , Immigration Detention, Asylum and Deportation

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Join the leading Immigration and Public Law teams of Garden Court Chambers for our joint all-day conference on the Nationality and Borders Bill.

Please note, in-person and livestream places are now fully booked.

This Bill overhauls all areas of immigration, nationality and asylum law. The UNHCR has stated they believe this Bill will ‘penalise most refugees seeking asylum in the country, creating an asylum model that undermines established international refugee protection rules and practices'. This timely conference will coincide with the Bill’s anticipated passage through the final stage of the Parliamentary process. 

Book your place now for expert advice and training on all aspects of the legislation, as well as insights on strategic challenges from our leading legal experts.

This event is essential for immigration and public law practitioners, as well as those in the NGO and Migrant Support sectors. 

Our conference is chaired by Adrian Berry of Garden Court Chambers. Adrian is a Patron of the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association (ILPA). He has worked across the Bill drafting briefings and amendments for ILPA, as well as giving evidence on its behalf to the House of Commons Public Bill Committee. In addition, he produced Bill briefings for the Bar Council and the Society of Labour Lawyers.

Programme - Conference Chair: Adrian Berry, Garden Court Chambers

09:30-10:00 
Registration, tea and coffee for in-person delegates


10:00-10:15 
Welcome/Keynote
Sonali Naik QC, Joint Head of the Garden Court Chambers Public Law Team


10:15-11:00 
British nationality, acquisition and loss
Laurie Fransman QC and Adrian Berry, Garden Court Chambers

11:00-11:15
Maritime enforcement and crimes of arrival
Adrian Berry, Garden Court Chambers

11:15-11:45 
Accommodation for asylum seekers
Irena Sabic and Matthew Ahluwalia, Garden Court Chambers


11:45-12:15
Changes to modern slavery and trafficking law
Gemma Loughran and Emma Fitzsimons, Garden Court Chambers


12:15-12:30
Afternoon Keynote
The Rt Hon Baroness Chakrabarti CBE


12:30-13:30 
Lunch 


13:30-14:00
Age assessments
Maria Moodie and Ollie Persey, Garden Court Chambers


14:00-14:45
Restriction of appeal rights and third country cases 
Greg Ó Ceallaigh and Sadat Sayeed, Garden Court Chambers


14:45-15:15
Priority removal notices, ouster of onward appeals and late disclosure  
David JonesGrace Capel and Eva Doerr, Garden Court Chambers


15:15-15:30
Tea/Coffee Break

15:30-16:15
[Re]-interpreting the Refugee Convention
Mark SymesPeter Jorro and Zehrah Hasan, Garden Court Chambers

16:15-16:45
Differential treatment of asylum seekers (Group 1 and Group 2)
Nicola Braganza QC and Bojana Asanovic, Garden Court Chambers

16:45-17:30
Special Immigration Appeals Commission: Expanded review jurisdiction, detention powers in terrorism cases
Amanda Weston QC, Edward Grieves and David Sellwood, Garden Court Chambers

17:30
Drinks reception for in-person delegates 
 

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