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This extensive and wide ranging one day conference chaired by Sonali Naik QC and a panel of leading experts, offers a comprehensive update as to the current hot topics in this complex, sensitive and fast-moving area.

Conference Agenda

This Conference will cover the following topics:

9.30am - 10.15am Business Immigration Post Brexit

Sacha Wooldridge, Immigration Solicitor, Ernst & Young

This session will provide a review of the political timeline to include the EU Settlement Scheme and Brexit travel implications and how this will apply in practice.

10.15am - 11.00am Tier 1 Update and the Start-Up and Innovator Routes under Appendix W

Satinder Gill, Barrister, Five Paper Chambers

This session will cover the reforms of Tier 1 and a review of the start-up and innovator routes under Appendix W to include:

  • Closure of Tier 1 Entrepreneur and Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur
  • Replaced by Appendix W start up and Innovator routes
  • Start Up Route
    • Switching, eligibility, requirements and endorsing bodies
    • Family members
  • Innovator Route
    • Switching, eligibility, requirements and endorsing bodies
    • Path to settlement
    • Family members
    • Take up of the new routes
  • Update on Tier 1 - Investor- A Return to Post-Study Work - the Graduate Route 2021 - What We Know Now

11.15am - 12.00 The Points-Based System

Sarah Pinder, Barrister, Goldsmith Chambers

This session will provide you with an update on the points-based system:

  • The points based system applicants
  • Licence revocations
  • Fairness

12.00 - 12.45pm Guide to the EU Settlement Scheme

Sanaz Saifolahi, Barrister Goldsmith Chambers

This session with provide you with an update of registration requirements for EU nationals in the UK in light of Brexit.

12.45 - 1.00pm Questions on Morning Session

2.00pm - 2.50pm Sponsor Compliance Obligations

Rizwana Quazi, Associate, Kingsley Napley

Sponsor licences are essential to many employers this session will explore the very latest compliance obligations.

2.50pm - 3.40pm The Right to Work and Lawyers’ Practice Rights Post Brexit.

Satinder Gill, Barrister, Five Paper Chambers

This session will cover the latest guidance and practice on the right to work to include the current position for lawyers practice rights in the UK and in the EU.

  • Right to Work
    • Latest guidance and practice on right to work
    • Case studies for employers post-Brexit - deal or no deal scenarios
  • Lawyer’s Practice Rights
    • Current position for lawyers’ practice rights in UK and in EU
    • Lawyers practice rights post Brexit - deal and no deal scenarios

3.55pm - 4.45pm Remedies & Challenging Negative Decisions

Chair: Sonali Naik QC, Garden Court Chambers

This session will explore remedies and how to get what you want when you need to include interim and final remedies. It will cover the following:

  • Challenging negative decisions from the Home Office
  • Administrative review
  • The pre-action protocol
  • Judicial review
  • Interim and final remedies

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Conference | 27.04.2020

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Business Immigration - 2020 Conference

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