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Chaired by Sarah Pinder, this annual live broadcast conference with a panel of leading experts offers a comprehensive update as to the current hot topics in this fast-moving area.

Each session will provide a full opportunity for questions and answers.

Conference Agenda

This live and interactive 5 hour conference will cover the following:

10:00am-11:00am: Business Immigration Refusals - How Best to Challenge?

Chair: Sarah Pinder, Goldsmith Chambers

With fast-paced commercial sectors and industries as well as increasing labour shortages, this session will consider what is best practice and the most efficient way of dealing with refusals of applications.

It will include:

  • How to try and pre-empt grounds of refusal and if a refusal is received
  • How to assess the merits of a fresh application or a challenge by way of available legal remedies
  • An overview of the do’s and don’ts of pre-action correspondence and judicial review challenges in the context of both sponsorship licence matters and individual applications

Morning Break

11:10am-12:10pm: UK Immigration - Updates on New UK Visa Categories 2022

Rizwana Quazi, Oury Clark Solicitors

2022 has seen the launch of several new and re-branded UK visa categories.

This session will focus on the requirements, pros, and cons of the following immigration routes:

  • Global Business Mobility:
    • Senior or specialist worker
    • Graduate trainee
    • UK expansion worker
    • Service supplier
    • Secondment worker
  • High Potential Individual (HPI)
  • Scale-up

12:10pm-1:10pm: Sponsorship: Good Practice in Licence Applications

Kezia Tobin, Barrister, Goldsmith Chambers

This session will provide a comprehensive update on the following:

  • What is involved with applying for sponsorship licences?
  • How business immigration lawyers can best assist companies and businesses
  • The type of business that may not have had to hold a licence previously for example, as a result of employing mostly EEA nationals pre-Brexit and the transition period ending

Break for lunch

2:00pm-3:00pm: Right to Work

Satinder Gill, Five Paper Chambers

Employers found to be employing individuals who do not have appropriate immigration permission to work can face tough sanctions. It is therefore important to carry out compliant right to work checks and this session will cover all the latest developments.

Afternoon break

3:15pm-4:15pm: Short-Term Work & Business Routes - What Are the Options?

Sarah Pinder, Goldsmith Chambers

With some sectors really struggling for workers, this session will consider possible short-term routes that may provide some solutions to businesses in the UK as the dust settles post-pandemic (or the worst of it) and post-Brexit.

The options will include:

  • High potential
  • Temporary work and its different categories
  • Youth mobility

Recording of live sessions: Soon after the Learn Live session has taken place you will be able to go back and access the recording - should you wish to revisit the material discussed.

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