Unlawful Detention (Advanced)

CPD Points: 3

Length of course: 3 hours

About this course

This course was last updated in October 2018.

This course teaches participants the basic principles of arguing an unlawful detention case in the immigration context. It looks at some key concepts and practicalities such as statutory detention powers, how to pursue a bail application, the different kinds of unlawful detention claim and tactical considerations as to evidence gathering and how to approach a case.

The course is aimed at solicitors, barristers, paralegals, and caseworkers, whether SRA, BSB or OISC regulated, of any level of pre or post qualification experience.

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Modules within this course..

  1. Overview and introduction

    This module has a overview of the course and then looks at some of the key issues surrounding unlawful detention, including statutory powers of detention and the Home Office's reasons for use of detention and it's related policies. The module then goes on to detail some practical considerations for lawyers, such as detention reviews and key documents.
  2. Types of challenges

    This module looks at some of that ways in which a challenge may be brought against detention, including so-called Hardial Singh challenges, 'policy' challenges and challenges to the place of detention.
  3. Practical steps in an unlawful detention judicial review

    This course looks at some of the practical considerations that should be given in areas such as evidence gathering and seeking disclosure of documents or transfer of proceedings.
  4. Release and bail

    This module deals with steps to be pursued in order to seek release of a client from detention.
  5. Damages claims

    The module discusses some of the key principles to consider when making a damages claim should a challenge be successful.
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