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Use of Expert Reports in Private Life Applications

Speaker: Chengetai Mupara
Chambers: Great James Street

In one of Law Friends’ ever-popular deep dives into a significant aspect of law for immigration specialists, Great James Street’s Chengetai Mupara explores expert reports in private life applications, paying particular attention to:

What is integration?

Proper evidence

Lack of evidence

The evidential burden

Family ties

Relevant law

Parveen v SSHD [2018] EWCA Civ 932

Treebhawon v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] UKUT 13 (IAC)

CI (Nigeria) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2019] EWCA Civ 2027

Ogundimu [2013] UKUT 60 (IAC)

Bossadi (paragraph 276ADE; suitability; ties) [2015] UKUT 42 (IAC)

Chengetai’s passion for advocacy and human rights started from a very young age. He started off as a pro-democracy campaigner, student activist and a human rights defender in Zimbabwe.

He now has a busy practice and regularly appears in the First-tier Tribunal (“FTT”) and Upper Tribunal of the Immigration and Asylum Chamber, County Court, Crown Court and Magistrates’ Courts.