Tuesday 26 November 18:00 - 20:00

Room R201 Level 2, Main Building SOAS University of London
10 Thornhaugh Street
London
WC1H 0XG

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Impact of an Australian influenced UK immigration system

Government & Politics

Legal seminar discussing the U.K's adoption of an Australian influenced points-based immigration system and the impact on human rights law

Following the UK Home Secretary Priti Patel’s Conservative conference speech in October 2019 which explained Britain would be introducing an Australian influenced points-based immigration system, Solicitors firm MTC & Co. Solicitors & SOAS School of Law are hosting a legal seminar which will assess the advantages and disadvantages of the U.K adopting such a system and the impact on human rights law.

The seminar’s panel comprises of specialist Barristers and commentators who will share their insights with the audience on current case law and the way forward under such a system.

Please join us on Tuesday 26th November in Room R201, Level 2 Main Building, SOAS University, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London, WC1H 0XG from 6.00pm – 8.00pm. The discussion will be followed by a short Q&A session as well as a small drinks and nibbles reception after the seminar, where you will have a chance to ask questions to our panel.

The panel:

Dr Clara Della Croce

Dr Clara Croce is a Senior Lecturer at SOAS School of Law and a Lecturer at the School of Law at Oxford Brookes University, having previously worked for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development in Geneva and for the Organization of American States in Washington D.C. Her areas of expertise are Human Rights law, Refugee and Immigration law, European law and Development law and her current work focuses on the intersection between theoretical and practical issues regarding asylum, immigration and human rights law.

Twitter: @soasLAW

CJ McKinney

CJ is the current deputy editor of the website Free Movement, which aims at providing clear and concise immigration information to all those affected by immigration, from migrants and their families through to lawyers. CJ also writes for the website Legal Cheek, covering wider legal issues and his work has appeared in the Independent and the Times. Twitter: @mckinneytweets

Ronan Toal

Ronan is an experienced immigration and asylum practising Barrister at Garden Court Chambers in London and has successfully represented clients in human rights-based asylum claims and appeals. In addition to his extensive experience of the UK Immigration and Asylum Law, Ronan has also represented clients who have been victims of trafficking and modern-day slavery. Twitter: @gardencourtlaw

Naga Kandiah

Naga is a Solicitor specialising in immigration, crime, asylum and human rights law at the firm MTC & Co. Solicitors in London. Naga has represented a number of notable clients and is particularly committed to representing individuals who have suffered injustice as a result of the way their cases have been processed by the Home Office and those encountering a breach of their fundamental human rights.

Naga recently successfully represented a refugee client who was detained in Australia’s Manus Island, who was subsequently granted a family settlement visa by the UK. In this seminar, Naga will discuss the recent case law development in bringing family member to the UK who have been detained by Australia's 'hellish' immigration removal centres and the impact on human rights law. Twitter: @SinnKandiah

Gregory Olphert

Gregory is a current practising Immigration and Asylum Law Barrister at Article 6 Law. With over 26 years as a police officer and detective before joining the Bar, Gregory has invaluable experience of police procedures. Gregory has previously been instructed by the Secretary of State for the Home Office Department at the First-Tier Immigration and Asylum Tribunal and will aim to provide the seminar with the Home Office perspective of adopting an Australian style points-based system. Twitter: @SixArticle

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