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Immigration Law Update 2024

Speaker: Amanda Jones
Chambers: Great James Street Chambers

Amanda is a specialist in immigration and public law. She has advised and appeared in numerous immigration matters in the Court of Appeal, and in the Administrative Court on appeals, judicial review and injunctions. Amanda is instructed in asylum cases, particularly in relation to Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Sri Lanka and Saudi Arabia. She also deals with entry clearance work, including the points-based system, visitors, and family reunion, deportation appeals in relation to criminal convictions or alleged terrorist connections, and cases in which a threat to national security is alleged.

In this presentation, Amanda provides an update on the mechanics of immigration law. She outlines the new standard of proof for aspect of asylum claims under The Nationality and Borders Act 2002, developing case law, and the Secretary of State for the Home Department’s Determination to appeal deportation appeals to the Upper Tribunal.

Key Words/Topics:

  • Standard of proof
  • Nationality and Borders Act 2002
  • Celik v SSHD [2022] UKUT 00220 (IAC)
  • Asylum seekers
  • EEA Nationals
  • Deportation appeals
  • Upper Tribunal
  • Refugee Convention Article 1(A)(2)
  • reasonable likelihood of persecution
  • Siddiqa v Entry Clearance Officer [2024] EWCA Civ 248
  • Roehrig v Secretary of State for the Home Department
  • Hani v Secretary of State for the Home Department (EUSS Durable partners: Para (aaa)) [2024] UKUT68
  • Yalcin v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2024] EWCA Civ 74
  • Okafor [2024] UWCA Civ 23
  • Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2016
  • AA (Poland) [2024] EWCA Civ 18