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Seeking discretionary leave for victims of modern slavery post 30 January 2023

Speaker: Maria Liddiard
Chambers: One Pump Court

Law Friends stalwart Priya Solanki here delivers another timely and thorough immigration law seminar, this time turning her expert eye to changes in respect of seeking discretionary leave for victims of modern slavery since 30 January 2023. In particular, she looks at:

  • Immigration Rules –temporary permission to stay for victims of human trafficking or slavery
  • Policy guidance – temporary permission to stay considerations for victims of human trafficking or slavery version 2.0
  • Discretionary leave version 10.0

Relevant law

The Nationality and Borders Act 2022

Priya is an experienced practitioner in all areas of immigration, asylum and nationality law. She is ranked in Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners as a leading junior. Her busy practice encompasses highly complex appeals and judicial review matters.

She has a particular interest in and experience of cases involving gender violence, mental health issues and vulnerable clients. She provides regular training for ILPA on these topics and others. 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 often 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.

In 2021 Priya was appointed as an Independent Funding Adjudicator for the Legal Aid Agency. In 2022 she was selected as Co-Chair of the Legal Aid Agency Review Panel.