6 hour CPD seminar on “Current Issues in Immigration Law” – Birmingham

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6 hour CPD seminar on “Current Issues in Immigration Law” – Birmingham

30 September 2017

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  This seminar also covers SRA Continuing Competence B
Course materials, unlimited tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided

Event Details:

Venue: The Priory Rooms/Meeting & Conference Centre, 40 Bull Street,
Birmingham,B4 6AF.
Date: Saturday 30th September 2017
Time: 9.00 – 16.30
Course fee: £99.00
(Cost including lunch £115.00)


9.00 – 9.25 Registration
9.30 – 9.30 Introduction by the chair of the seminar
Richard McKee (Rtd Upper Tribunal Judge)
9.30 – 10.45 Zane Malik (Barrister 12 Old Square – Attorney General’s Counsel to the Crown)
Litigation concerning TOEIC/ETS test scam: case-law, procedure, tactics and future
10.45 – 11.00 Tea / Coffee and Networking
11.00 – 11.45 Zane Malik (Barrister 12 Old Square – Attorney General’s Counsel to the Crown)
Procedural developments as to Judicial Review proceedings: supplementary decisions, human rights challenges, consent orders, stay and
11.45 – 12.45 Zane Malik (Barrister 12 Old Square – Junior Counsel to the Crown)
Deportation of foreign criminals: an overview of the primary legislation, Immigration Rules and latest authorities
12.45 – 13.45 Lunch break
13.45 – 14.45 Darryl Balroop(Barrister 12 Old Square)
The Points Based System – current issues in Tiers 1, 2 and 4
14.45 – 15.30 Darryl Balroop (Barrister 12 Old Square)
EU law– residence documentation for EEA nationals and their family members
15.30 – 15.45 Tea / Coffee and Networking
15.45 – 16.30 Richard McKee (Rtd Upper Tribunal Judge)
Update on case law and changes to the Immigration Rules


Zane Malik,
Barrister, 12 Old Square (Attorney General’s Counsel to the Crown)

nullZane Malik is a barrister specialising in public law and human rights, with an emphasis on immigration, asylum and nationality law. He is one of the Attorney General’s Counsel to the Crown. He has particular expertise in Judicial Reviews and Appellate work. He appears regularly in the High Court, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. He has dealt with numerous landmark cases in his specialist areas. Over 200 of his cases have been reported so far and are frequently cited in the proceedings before courts and tribunals. This includes around 100 reported cases at the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal level. Senior President of the Tribunals’ Annual Report cited 7 of his recently reported cases on practice and procedure at the Immigration and Asylum Chamber of the Upper Tribunal. He often leads other barristers and legal teams in complex cases before higher courts.

Richard McKee
Barrister and retired judge of the Upper Tribunal

nullRichard McKee studied Classics at Cambridge and Linguistics at SOAS, thereafter becoming a college lecturer. He only escaped this dismal fate by becoming a barrister rather late in life, and has specialised in Immigration Law since 1993, when it was just starting to take off from being a minor niche field. He started hearing immigration appeals as an adjudicator in 2000, and eventually became a judge of the Upper Tribunal, retiring in 2014. He still writes extensively on Immigration and provides consultancy services.

Darryl Balroop
Barrister, 12 Old Square

nullDarryl Balroop has a busy common law practice and is instructed principally in the fields of crime and immigration. He also receives instructions across the range of Chamber’s common-law practice areas including contract, public law/ judicial review and housing.
Darryl maintains a busy immigration practice he provides advice and representation in all areas of immigration, asylum and human rights law, including European Community free movement law. Darryl regularly appears in the Court of Appeal, High Court, First-tier and Upper Tribunals of the Asylum and Immigration Chamber.

  • Start:
    Sep 30 @ 09:00 am
  • End:
    Sep 30 @ 04:30 pm
  • Cost:
    £99.00 – £115.00
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The Priory Rooms/Meeting & Conference Centre