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Nationality and New Routes to Citizenship

Speaker: Raphael Jesurum
Chambers: 36 Group

Always keeping abreast of the latest developments, Law Friends regular and monthly immigration update video presenter Raphael Jesurum returns with a timely seminar on citizenship and the latest developments in law, in particular:

  • Types of British citizenship
  • Reforms
  • Proposed new law – Nationality and Borders Bill

Relevant law

British Nationality Act (BNA) 1981

Immigration, Asylum & Nationality Act (IAN)

Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Act (BCIA)

Immigration Act

Raphael practises in asylum, immigration and nationality law. He appears regularly in the Upper Tribunal, the Administrative Court and the Court of Appeal.

Raphael’s main interest is strategic litigation: working in partnership with solicitors to identify new legal points, training caseworkers to spot them, and advising early in order to test the issues on appeal. The aim is to build cases with overwhelmingly strong evidence, and develop arguments to test and change the law.
An example is the successful campaign to secure settlement rights for the children of Gurkha veterans. Before coming to the bar, Raphael was a successful broadcaster and foreign correspondent, working for the BBC and other international news outlets. He reported on the genocide in Rwanda in 1994, the Albanian uprising in 1997 and separatist violence in Macedonia.