Training and Events

 

YouthLegal Young People’s Legal Rights Conference

Date: Monday 4 November 2019, at 9:30am

Description

This exciting event is the second law conference on young people’s legal rights. It is aimed at solicitors, barristers, law students, young people, parents and organisations working with young people and children to update and inform you of the legal rights of young people and children under inter alia the Children Act, Children’s and Families Act, Care Act, and Housing Act, how to access help and what remedies are available if your legal rights are breached.

Seminar sessions will focus on areas including: the legal rights of looked after young migrants and children up to 25; young people’s legal rights to mental health assessment and service provision; young people’s housing rights 18+; s17 Children Act 1989 NRPF family rights; registering Children as British Citizens; and disabled children’s rights.

Seminar speakers:  Shu Shin Luh, Tim Baldwin and Connor Johnston of Garden Court Chambers, Mary-Rachel McCabe of Doughty Street Chambers, Miranda Lickert of Project 17 and Solange Valdez-Symonds of PRCBC.

Ticket prices include refreshments and lunch.

With special thanks to Birkbeck for hosting our event and Russell-Cooke for their sponsorship.

Students and young people (under 25) can request concessionary tickets at £12.50 with ID. Contact us for a code on 020 3195 1906 or at info@youthlegal.org.uk.

Booking: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/young-peoples-legal-rights-conference-2019-tickets-62050310148

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DT 1815 Children’s Citizenship Rights – Training for Legal Practitioners

This training will provide legal practitioners with a detailed understanding of the law and policy concerning children’s rights to British citizenship and key barriers to children exercising these rights.

Event details

Date(s): 09 July 2019
Start Time: 10:00
End Time: 17:00
Location: London
Level: Basic;Intermediate
Main area: Nationality
Main area other: Training Prices:

ILPA Members (category A, R & P): Free
ILPA Members (all other categories): £120
Non-members: £240

To book a place on this course please email Amira Rady on amira.rady@ilpa.org.uk

Free places only apply to members of ILPA under membership categories A (small not-for-profit organisations), R (full time students/unemployed/retired), and P (pupil barristers / trainee solicitors).
If you are unsure what category of membership you have then please get in touch or check here.

Aim of course: It will draw on the litigation, research and experience of the Project for the Registration of Children as British Citizens (PRCBC) to:

  • Ensure participants are familiar with the relevant statutory rights and the origins and parliamentary intentions behind them;
  • Enable participants to undertake complex citizenship claims and challenges on behalf of children, including children in local authority care, stateless children and children of EU citizens; and
  • Equip participants to give effect to these statutory rights by:
  1. securing British passports and recognition of citizenship of children with British citizenship;
  2. registering children born and growing up in the UK as British citizens; and
  3. challenging law, policy and practice that is incompatible with children’s citizenship rights and legal duties owed to children concerning their welfare and best interests in the higher courts.
Topics: AGENDA AND SPEAKERS

  • Intentions of Parliament when passing the British Nationality Act 1981 (Steve Valdez-Symonds former legal officer of ILPA and current refugee and migrant rights programme director at Amnesty UK)
  • Entitlement and discretion provisions on registration of children as British citizens (Solange Valdez-Symonds, PRCBC Director)
  • Application Process and Evidence (Solange Valdez-Symonds, PRCBC Director and MRC solicitor)
  • Citizenship fees (law, policy and caselaw) and an update on caselaw in relation to general children’s citizenship claims (Amanda Weston QC, Garden Court Chambers)
  • Good character requirement (Ronan Toal, Garden Court Chambers)
Tutor details: Solange Valdez-Symonds, Project for the Registration of Children as British Citizens (PRCBC). Steve Valdez-Symonds, Amnesty International. Ronan Toal, Garden Court Chambers. Amanda Weston, Garden Court Chambers.
Tutor biographies: Solange Valdez-Symonds is a solicitor and director of the Project for the Registration of Children as British Citizens (PRCBC). She was named 2017 Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year in the Children’s Rights category and is an expert on the good character requirement. She works as a supervising solicitor for Migrants Resource Centre (MRC). She is 14 years PQE and has over 19 years experience in nationality and immigration law.

Ronan‘s practice covers all areas of asylum and immigration. He has a detailed knowledge and understanding of the complex and changing interrelationship of international and European law, domestic legislation, immigration rules and policies and judicial decisions that make immigration and asylum a complicated area law.

Having worked in the area since 1989, Ronan has a detailed knowledge and understanding of the complex and changing interrelationship of international and European law, domestic legislation, immigration rules and policies and judicial decisions that make immigration and asylum a complicated area law. He is able to identify practical and creative solutions to his clients’ immigration problems and to give clear and comprehensive advice. His assistance ensures the most effective presentation of his clients’ cases to the immigration authorities and to the courts and tribunals. Ronan edits Macdonald’s Immigration Law and Practice, the leading practitioners’ text.

Amanda practises across a wide range of public and administrative law fields with an emphasis on civil liberties and vulnerable client groups. She was a finalist for the Legal Aid Barrister of the Year Award 2013.

Amanda has a long-standing commitment to upholding the rights of immigrants and their families. She is a regular contributor to the Legal Action Immigration Law update and writes the SIAC practice & procedure update for LAG.

Steve Valdez-Symonds is the Refugee and Migrant Rights Programme Director at Amnesty International UK and volunteer with the Project for the Registration of Children as British Citizens (PRCBC). His experience of immigration and nationality law includes six years as the legal officer of the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association (ILPA).

Additional information: Lunch and refreshments are provided. Please advise of any specific dietary requirements when booking.
Price Non Member Training Prices: £240
Member Training Prices: £120
Concessionary Training Prices: £0

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PRCBC Children’s Citizenship Rights – Training for Legal Practitioners

Saturday, 9 February 2019, 09:45 – 15:45 at Garden Court Chambers

Please book via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/childrens-citizenship-rights-training-for-legal-practitioners-tickets-54449520983

Training rates (excluding VAT): Organisations outside London (£40); Organisations in London (£80); Paralegals and Trainees (£20)

AGENDA AND SPEAKERS

  • Intentions of Parliament when passing the British Nationality Act 1981 (Steve Valdez-Symonds former legal officer of ILPA and current refugee and migrant rights programme director at Amnesty UK)
  • Entitlement and discretion provisions on registration of children as British citizens (Solange Valdez-Symonds, PRCBC Director and MRC solicitor)
  • Application Process and Evidence (Amarjit Ahluwalia, Public Law Solicitor, Camden Community Law Centre)
  • Citizenship fees (law, policy and caselaw) and an update on caselaw in relation to general children’s citizenship claims (Amanda Weston QC, Garden Court Chambers)
  • Good character requirement (Ronan Toal, Garden Court Chambers)

CONTENT AND FURTHER DETAILS

This training will provide legal practitioners with a detailed understanding of the law and policy concerning children’s rights to British citizenship and key barriers to children exercising these rights.

It will draw on the litigation, research and experience of the Project for the Registration of Children as British Citizens (PRCBC) to:

  • Ensure participants are familiar with the relevant statutory rights and the origins and parliamentary intentions behind them;
  • Enable participants to undertake complex citizenship claims and challenges on behalf of children, including children in local authority care, stateless children and children of EU citizens; and
  • Equip participants to give effect to these statutory rights by:
  1. securing British passports and recognition of citizenship of children with British citizenship;
  2. registering children born and growing up in the UK as British citizens; and
  3. challenging law, policy and practice that is incompatible with children’s citizenship rights and legal duties owed to children concerning their welfare and best interests in the higher courts.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Participants will receive a training pack on the day.

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ILPA Training:

Introduction and refresher to the law on the registration of children as British Nationals

A clear understanding on law, policy, practice and process on the registration of children as British citizens by entitlement and discretion.
Event details

Date(s):

20 February 2018

Start Time:

16.00

End Time:

19.15

Location:

London

Level:

Basic and Intermediate

Audience:

Practitioners and advisers working with children on issues of registration as British citizens.

Tutor details: Solange Valdez-Symonds, Project for the Registration of Children as British Citizens (PRCBC)

Amanda Weston, barrister at Garden Court Chambers

To book, please follow this link:

http://www.ilpa.org.uk/events-prebooking.php/a0A1L00000inZMMUA2/dt-1743-introduction-and-refresher-to-the-law-on-the-registration-of-children

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Seminar: Registration of children as British citizens

Delivered in association with Corams Children’s legal Centre, this session provides an introduction for non-legal professionals to registering children as British citizens, including identifying children who might be eligible, how the process works, and where to go for further advice and assistance.

Dates:

Thursday 12 April 2018, 3:30pm to  6:30pm

Trainers: Solange Valdez-Symonds 

Location: Coram Community Campus, 41 Brunswick Square, London WC1N 1AZ
Cost: £25+ VAT-  All resources and refreshments provided.

Please book your place at the follow eventbrite link:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/seminar-the-registration-of-children-as-british-citizens-tickets-41492371801