No right of appeal: the mass certification of Albanian asylum claims

Wednesday 19 June 2019, 6.30pm-8.00pm

Garden Court Chambers

David Neale

Gemma Loughran

Esme Madill

Gurpinder Khanba

To mark Refugee Week 2019, Garden Court Chambers and Shpresa are holding this event to critique the Home Office practice of certifying most Albanian asylum claims, including those of children, as clearly unfounded – denying people the right to appeal the decision in the UK. 

Date: Wednesday 19 June 2019
Time: 6.30pm-8.00pm
Venue: Garden Court Chambers, 57-60 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3LJ  
Cost: FREE
Areas of Law: Immigration Law

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Please note that this seminar is now fully booked. If you would like join the waiting list, please email

Shpresa is an active user-led organisation that advances the education and training of the Albanian speaking people in the UK, so as to enable them to take full and active roles in their communities. 

This event will cover Home Office practice in this area, asylum claims  arising from blood feuds, trafficking and domestic violence.

Speakers will include:

  • David Neale, Legal Researcher and Former Barrister, Garden Court Chambers
  • Gemma Loughran, Immigration Barrister, Garden Court Chambers
  • Esme Madill, Justice First Fellow and trainee solicitor at the Migrant and Refugee Children’s Legal Unit (MiCLU) Islington Law Centre
  • Gurpinder Khanba, Breaking the Chains Project Caseworker Supervisor, MiCLU at Islington Law Centre
  • Young people from Shpresa


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