Best Practice in Evidence Compilation and Presentation

Speaker: Ellis Wilford
Chambers: 36 Immigration

Seasoned practitioner Ellis Wilford shares his wealth of experience to provide an essential masterclass on all things relating to evidence, with the focus of persuading the decision-maker that the relevant legal test is met to the relevant standard. This seminar looks at:

  • What’s the point?
  • Documentary evidence general points
  • Expert evidence
  • Witness evidence witnesses
  • Care, selection and handling
  • Character/standing
  • Rules on witness evidence in civil proceedings
  • Golden Rules of W/S
  • Practical tips for interviewing witnesses
  • Practical tips for drafting statements
  • Witness preparation
  • Video hearings
  • Electronic bundles

Ellis practices in asylum and immigration and has appeared in the Upper Tribunal, the Administrative Court and the Court of Appeal. He has been praised by instructing solicitors as “a very skilled and knowledgeable Barrister”. Ellis regularly advises and appears in judicial review (eg fresh claims, certification, procedural fairness claims, ETS etc); family reunion (Article 8, Appendix FM); asylum; deportation (including “Nexus” appeals); unlawful detention and false imprisonment; European Union law (residence Cards, sham marriage allegations, Ankara applications); and nationality law (British citizenship).