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Meet up for local Immigration practitioners

In March we held our regular meet up for local Immigration Practitioners. This is hosted by No.8 Chambers at Boston Tea Party, Birmingham and is a great time for local lawyers to network, discuss cases or just catch up. Snaps shown below.

The Sole Practitioners Group Annual Conference 2019 Manchester

All sole practitioner solicitors are invited to join us on this highly educational, enjoyable, and thought-provoking weekend. Many opportunities will be provided to learn about the profession and business practice, as well as gain insights and advice from the excellent panel of speakers we have lined up. We also invite members of small firms who will find our event extremely useful and an economical way to achieve training objectives. Of course, as with previous conferences, you are most welcome to bring family members to enjoy the hotel and the social side of the weekend.

The speakers will include representatives from the SRA and Law Society of England & Wales.

Adam Pipe of No.8 Chambers will be presenting an Immigration Law Breakout Session at this conference. Click for further details.

Private & family life; & the latest EU law, including Brexit | HJT - Legal Training 25 March

Adam Pipe of No.8 Chambers is presenting this legal course along with Mark Symes on 25 March in Birmingham. For further details please visit Private and Family Life


The courts continue to issue a constant flow of decisions regarding private and family life. And at the same time, Brexit comes ever closer. Probably.

Private and family life

  • Evaluating the best interests of families with children
  • Precarious residence and “compelling” private life claims
  • Reasonableness and hypothetical departures: JG Turkey
  • New Home Office policy re departure of British citizen children
  • The financial requirements for Appendix FM cases
  • Exceptionality post-GEN3.2: what is “unjustifiably harsh”
  • Chikwamba – returning abroad to seek entry clearance
  • “Contriving to frustrate the purpose of the Immigration Rules”
  • The high threshold in adult dependent relative cases
  • Domestic violence applications
  • Human rights claims: refusals and appealability
  • The latest thinking re out-of-country appeals
  • Plotting an appeal strategy – Home Office consent and “new matters”, and arguments inside and outside the Rules – AK Turkey
  • Further representations, fresh claims, and certification
  • EU law latest
  • Advising on re residence rights in the run-up to 29 March 2019
  • Settled status, Appendix EU and permanent residence
  • Extended family members and rights of appeal
  • Retained rights of residence – proving exercise of Treaty Rights

International Women's Day Seminar - Birmingham City University

International Women’s Day, 8 March 2019

Davinder Dhaliwal and Maninder Chaggar of No.8 Chambers were honoured to be invited as guest speakers by the Law School at Birmingham City University for their “INSIGHTS INTO LAW CONFERENCE” on 7 March 2019. The panel of speakers who participated in this important event were invited as inspirational women in the law who encourage gender diversity, inclusion and equality in the legal profession.

Davinder provided an insight into her successful family law practice at the Birmingham Bar and role as a Deputy District Judge. She gave a well received motivational presentation designed to build the confidence of the students, and encouraging more women in law and the judiciary so that the justice system is reflective of the society it represents.

The students had a snapshot of Maninder’s career specialising in Human Rights and how to succeed at the Bar as a black BAME female.

The Q & A session was a fantastic opportunity to interact with the students at the University