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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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Immigration and Asylum Handbook: A Guide to Publicly Funded Legal Work under the Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme

Edited by: Mark Symes

ISBN13: 9781784460662
Published: June 2016
Publisher: Law Society Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £59.95

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The Immigration and Asylum Handbook was developed as a manual to accompany and support the Law Society's Level 2 Immigration and Asylum Re-accreditation Course. It is also a useful reference and revision manual for the accreditation exams at Levels 1 and 2 and an invaluable resource for anyone working with a Legal Aid Agency Immigration contract.

The core areas are those which fall within the scope of legal aid, and some out of scope, but are likely to be encountered by legal aid practitioners. The material is designed to reflect the realities of day-to-day legal practice. It includes law, evidence, procedure, appeals, administrative review and judicial review and outcomes. The practice areas covered are:

  • asylum law, claims and practice
  • human rights law
  • family reunion
  • deportation and detention
  • victims of trafficking and domestic violence.
A chapter on legal aid provides a guide to scope, merits and means tests, as well as the Immigration specification of the Civil Contract. It equips practitioners with the legal tools to apply for exceptional case funding for any work which is out of scope.

Supplemented by a compilation of source materials including domestic, European and international primary and secondary legislation and policy, the handbook is an essential guide for anyone seeking to navigate the complex rules surrounding immigration and asylum. It contains lots of practical examples and tips that advisers can use, and will become a permanent revision and casework support tool.

Immigration, Asylum, Refugee and Nationality Law
1. Refugee claims
2. Asylum process and practice
3. Human rights law and asylum appeals
4. Deportation
5. Detention
6. Victims of trafficking
7. Victims of domestic violence
8. Public funding
Court procedure rules
International conventions and EU-derived statutory instruments
Immigration Rules (extracts)
Home Office guidance and policy.