Immigration Law Bulletin - Issue 342 - 30 September 2013

Monday 30 September 2013

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Legal 500 2013

We were delighted once again to be the only barristers' chambers in the country to be recommended as a top tier set for immigration (including business immigration) in the Legal 500 2013. The team is recognised as an "elite set [which] has always been at the forefront of immigration representation", in addition to which, 16 members of the team have been highlighted as leading individuals. For full details, click here.

Immigration Law News

UK Visas, in partnership with the Greater London Authority, has launched a three-month pilot to provide online support to small and medium-sized businesses seeking to recruit workers from outside the European Union. For more information, click here.

The No Recourse to Public Funds Network has published a report on the proposed residence test qualification for public funding. For more information, click here.

Immigration Law Cases

Leyla Ecem Demirkan v Bundesrepublik Deutschland C 221/11
23 September 2013

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) found that the 'freedom to provide services' in Article 41(1) of the Additional Protocol could not be interpreted to encompass the freedom for Turkish nationals, who are service recipients, to visit a Member State in order to obtain services. The ECJ confirmed that the 'standstill' clause in the Additional Protocol did not, in itself, confer on Turkish nationals a right of freedom to provide services or to enter the territory of a Member State. The rights in the Additional Protocol, in contrast to free movement rights enjoyed by a European Union citizen, were dependent on a Turkish national carrying out economic activity within the Member State. For further information, click here.

Immigration Law Courses and Training

Advanced human rights law for immigration and asylum practitioners
Wednesday 16 October 13, 10:00 to 17:00, Central London
6 Hours CPD. Trainer: Navtej Singh Ahluwalia of Garden Court Chambers.
This is an advanced course which has been updated following the recent Rule changes under (HC 194) - these seek to limit the application of Article 8 ECHR in deportation and other immigration cases. It requires legal knowledge and experience of the domestic immigration legal framework.
For further information, click here.

Judicial Review Conference 2013 + HJT's 10 Year Anniversary
Tuesday 22 October 2013, London.
5 Hours CPD. The conference features leading immigration and asylum practitioners who will discuss the implications of the latest developments in judicial review in the immigration field. Speakers include Stephen Knafler QC, Mark Symes, David Jones and Colin Yeo of Garden Court Chambers.
For further information, click here.

JUSTICE Human Rights Law Conference
Thursday 24 October 09.30 - 17.00, Bloomsbury Hotel, London
6.5 hours CPD. Now in its 15th year, this annual conference is the acknowledged forum for ensuring that delegates are fully up to date with developments in human rights law. Speakers include Duran Seddon of Garden Court Chambers.
For further information, click here.

Tier 2 and the April 2013 Changes - what you need to know
Friday 25 October, 10.00 - 17.00, Central London.
6 Hours CPD. This course provides up to date knowledge and understanding of the effect of the recent developments on the Tier 2 requirements from April 2013. Speakers include Navtej Singh Ahluwalia of Garden Court Chambers.
For further information, click here.

Other Events

Gender, Violence and Asylum: A Troubling Trilogy?
Refugee Law Initiative, University of London
Monday, 28 October 2013, 16:00 - 18:00
This event covers the role and relevance of sexual violation within the asylum claims of women who have experienced rape in their country of origin. Speakers include Frances Webber, door tenant at Garden Court Chambers.
For more information, click here.

Immigration Law Books

Garden Court Chambers Immigration Team members are authors of numerous books which we mention from time to time.

Immigration Practice and Procedure in Family Proceedings
This practical new work by Nadine Finch, Omar Shibli, Anthony Vaughan concentrates on the immigration procedures, law and rules relevant to family proceedings. Price: £60.00. For full details click here.

Asylum Law and Practice (2nd edition)
The second edition of Asylum Law and Practice by Mark Symes and Peter Jorro has been published. Price: £138.00. For full details click here.

Fransman's British Nationality Law (3rd edition)
The third edition of Fransman's British Nationality Law, written by Laurie Fransman QC and with contributions from Adrian Berry and Alison Harvey, was published in spring 2011. Price: £295.00. For full details click here.

Macdonald's Immigration Law & Practice (8th edition)
The eighth edition of Macdonald's Immigration Law & Practice was written by Ian Macdonald QC with contributions from many members of the Garden Court Immigration Team. Price: £230.00. For full details click here.

Human Trafficking Handbook
Nadine Finch has contributed to the Human Trafficking Handbook: Recognising Trafficking and Modern-Day Slavery in the UK. Price: £34.99. For full details, click here.

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