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Adult Dependent Relatives

Speaker: Priya Solanki
Chambers: One Pump Court

The ever-popular Priya Solanki returns once again to present another laser-focused and in-depth immigration law seminar, this time looking at adult dependent relatives, in particular:

The requirements in Appendix FM focussing on E-ECDR 2.4 E-ECDR 2.5
UKVI policy guidance
The current authorities
A discussion on useful evidence and arguments to advance in applications and appeals

Relevant law

BRITCITS v SSHD [2017] EWCA Civ 368
Ribeli v ECO, Pretoria [2018] EWCA Civ 611
HU224102018 [2020] UKAITUR HU224102018 – Affordability of care
HU226292018 [2019] UKAITUR HU226292018 – 2.4 and 2.5
Mobeen v SSHD [2021] EWCA Civ 886
Chikwamba v Secretary of State for the Home Department
R (Agyarko) v SSHD [2017] UKSC 11
Tikka v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWCA Civ 642
Younas (section 117B(6)(b); Chikwamba; Zambrano) [2020] UKUT 00129 (IAC)
Secretary of State for the Home Department v Kamara [2016] EWCA Civ 813

Priya is a busy and experienced specialist in immigration and asylum law. She is frequently instructed in appeals against decisions of the First-Tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal, and in judicial reviews and administrative review challenges against decisions of the Secretary of State. She is recommended by Legal 500.

Within her areas of practice her work includes refugee and human rights claims, trafficking and modern slavery claims, family and private life claims, deportations, bails, European applications, entry clearance matters, business immigration, interim relief applications, unlawful detention claims (judicial review and civil claims), civil penalties for illegal workers, asylum support and unaccompanied and age-disputed migrant children.

She has a particular interest in and experience of cases involving domestic violence, mental health issues and vulnerable clients. She provides regular training for ILPA on these topics. She is also the Chair of Trustees at Maa Shanti which is an organisation that supports South Asian single mothers/victims of domestic violence.

Priya regularly provides training on the intersection between family and immigration law. She is regularly instructed to provide expert advice on immigration issues in family proceedings. Her extensive experience of claims involving children and complex legal issues makes her a popular choice for expert opinions.