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SRA Competency B


Many applications made to the Home Office face being refused on a general ground for refusal contained in the Immigration Rules.

Ever since the Government has taken a more coordinated and tougher stance against 'foreign criminals', the Immigration Rules have reflected the increase in regulation when it comes to an applicant's previous conduct, whether this has amounted to a criminal conviction or not.

Designed for lawyers working in immigration law, both at the application and appeals stage, this virtual classroom seminar will review the rules relating to general grounds of refusal, focusing on those involving a person's criminal record and previous conduct, and how these operate together with an assessment of corresponding Home Office guidance.

This includes the major changes brought to Part 9 of the Immigration Rules, which ‘houses’ the general grounds for refusal, in October 2020 and how these apply to EEA/EU nationals from 1 January 2021.

What You Will Learn

This live and interactive session will cover the following:

  • A summary of the relevant rules, focusing on the general grounds involving criminality and previous conduct, with particular emphasis on the new rules introduced in October 2020
  • An overview of the relevant Home Office guidance
  • A detailed analysis of relevant case law
  • An overview of how to challenge a refusal on general grounds (criminality)

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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Learn Live | 29.11.2021

N/A | 2:00pm - 3:30pm

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Discounts are available for multiple places. If you have 5 or more people interested in participating in this virtual learning session please email us at information@mblseminars.com for more information.

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