Securing release from immigration detention in the age of Covid-19 - 23 & 24 April 2020

Friday 24 April 2020

This is a two-part webinar, on separate days, providing an in-depth overview of immigration detention and remedies for release in the context of the current public health crisis, brought to you by barristers at Garden Court’s immigration team in conjunction with Bail for Immigration Detainees.

Date: Friday 24 April 2020
Venue: Zoom on 23 & 24 April - see times below  
Cost: Free
Areas of Law: Immigration Law , Immigration Detention, Asylum and Deportation

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Part 1 - Preparing and making bail applications to the First-tier Tribunal: law and practice

10:30am - 12pm, Thursday 23 April 2020

This session will provide you with an understanding of the current landscape including the impact of Detention Action and Mikhail Ravin v Secretary of State for the Home Department (CO/1101/2020) and the First-tier Tribunal’s use of remote hearings for bail applications. 

We will review underlying principles to detain for immigration purposes, and against this background, we will explore options for securing your client’s release. Drawing on our own experiences of remote bail hearings, you will also be provided with practical tips for preparing a bail application to the First-tier Tribunal.


Shu Shin Luh, Barrister, Garden Court Chambers (Chair)
Steven Galliver-Andrew, Barrister, Garden Court Chambers
Ella Gunn, Barrister, Garden Court Chambers
Adam Spray, Bail for Immigration Detainees

Part 2 - Securing bail accommodation: law, practice and tactics

10:30am - 12pm, Friday 24 April 2020

This session will examine the legal and administrative barriers to bail accommodation, which have been heightened by the current crisis. There are also opportunities to push for support for individuals who might otherwise have been refused.

We will review the s.95. s.4 and Schedule 10 regimes, issues of delay and suitability, and the likely judicial attitude to interim relief, drawing on our extensive public law, immigration and community care expertise.


Shu Shin Luh (Chair), Barrister, Garden Court Chambers
Grace Capel, Barrister, Garden Court Chambers
Taimour Lay, Barrister, Garden Court Chambers
Adam Spray, Bail for Immigration Detainees

This webinar will be conducted online through the web conferencing platform, Zoom. Joining details will be sent by email in advance of the webinar. 

By booking below you are booking onto both parts of the webinar on 23 and 24 April.

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