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
Witness evidence witnesses
Care, selection and handling
Rules on witness evidence in civil proceedings
Golden Rules of W/S
Practical tips for interviewing witnesses
Practical tips for drafting statements
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).