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Immigration Legal Aid Changes on 1 April 2023

Immigration Legal Aid Changes From 1 April 2023 - Helping You Understand & Manage The Changes

Join Immigration legal aid expert, Amie Higgins, and Immigration specialist Barrister, Adam Pipe of No.8 Chambers, for this essential online training course on the changes to Immigration legal aid funding from 1st April 2023.

All immigration legal aid practitioners and billing clerks need to understand the forthcoming changes to ensure cases are conducted and claimed accurately.

Amie and Adam will be discussing the following;

  • Detailed explanation of the funding changes
  • Explanation of the changes to CWA and the billing process/claim requirements
  • Tips and tricks on how to maximise your costs on each matter
  • How to ensure your claims are accurate
  • Details of the required advice under the NRM bolt-on fee
  • How to prepare rebuttal responses to Group 2 refugee group allocation letters
  • How to prepare responses to a Priority Removal Notice

This is a fast-paced session jam-packed with essential information and guidance. A must for all immigration legal aid practitioners!

Target Audience

This online course is aimed at immigration legal aid practitioners and billing clerks.


Comprehensive and up to date course notes will be provided to all delegates which may be useful for ongoing reference or cascade training.

Please note a recording of the course will not be made available.


Thursday 20 April 2023

Delegate Fee

£49 plus VAT per delegate

A discount is available for delegates attending from firms with a current retainer contract with DG Legal.


For further details and to reserve a place on the course, please click HERE

No.8 Chambers’ Immigration Seminar - Wed 1 March 2023 (Download Seminar Notes)

We are back in-person!

There is going to be a free Immigration Law Seminar from members of the No.8 Chambers Immigration Team on Wednesday 1st March 2023 from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm at The Priory Rooms, Bull Street (just up from the Tribunal) link to The Priory Rooms. If you want to attend, please email the names of those coming from your firm to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

In order to keep this event free to everyone notes will be available for you to download yourself before the event (there will be no printed notes at the venue). There will also be time for Q&A. Details of seminar sessions and speakers are as follow:

  • Stephen Vokes: EUSS and the Withdrawal Agreement: where are we now
  • Emma Rutherford: Deprivation of Citizenship cases after Begum
  • Olu Sobowale: Getting the most from your Home Office Review
  • Adam Pipe: Immigration case law update: highlights from the last 6 months

Download Seminar Notes :

Sign up now for what should be a great evening (open to solicitors, OISC reps and their staff).

Best wishes


On behalf of the No.8 Immigration Team

FREE Webinar on Children & Entry Clearance: Tues 18 July

Children & Entry Clearance Webinar: Sole Responsibility, Serious & Compelling & Article 8


In this free 1 hour webinar, Adam Pipe of No.8 Chambers will look at the issues arising in making an entry clearance application in order to bring a child to the United Kingdom. Adam will look at:

  • Rule 297 & the Appendix FM child route
  • The Sole Responsibility Requirement
  • Demonstrating serious and compelling family or other considerations which make exclusion of the child undesirable
  • Arguing Article 8 in child entry clearance cases
  • GEN.3.2 & GEN.3.3 of Appendix FM
  • The relevance of section 55 and best interests in child entry clearance cases

Adam will look at the relevant rules, case law and policy and will give practical guidance on making successful applications and arguing appeals before the Tribunal.

This webinar is a must for all those involved in making entry clearance applications for children.

Target Audience

This webinar is aimed at legal practitioners and those working with them, with an assumed basic knowledge of the topic area.

Date and Time

  • This free webinar will be held on Tuesday 18 July 2023 at 1pm.
  • Further information at DGLegal.co.uk

    Visit Visas: Making Successful Applications Webinar 28 March 2023 at 1pm.

    Over recent years the quality of visit visa refusals has continued to go down and the lack of an effective remedy is often frustrating to clients and practitioners alike.

    In this free 1 hour webinar, Adam Pipe of No.8 Chambers, will look at best practice in preparing visit visa applications and look at practical ways to challenge refusals.

    Adam will consider the Immigration Rules, the Home Office policies and dust off some old visit visa case law which will be a useful weapon in every practitioner’s arsenal.

    Adam will also consider human rights in visit visa applications and human rights appeals.

    The webinar will touch upon challenging refusals on deception / non disclosure grounds which often lead to re-entry bans.

    Hopefully this webinar will help break the cycle of Groundhog Day poor visit refusals!

    The webinar can be viewed here: