The Immigration Team collaborated with Tim Welch of the Civil Team. Tim gave step-by-step guidance on how to bring contract claims against education providers who have essentially expelled students affected by the TOEIC scandal. His talk included a discussion of the possible defences, which might be raised by education providers, and how those defences can be rebutted by claimants.
Dr Anton van Dellen then addressed the room on EEA extended family member appeals in light of Sala ( UKUT 411). Anton reflected on the tensions between the 2006 Regulations and the Citizens Directive. He also gave advice on the tactical advantages of adjournment applications pending the reference to the CJEU by our Head of Chambers Anthony Metzer QC, leading Sanaz Saifolahi, also of the Goldsmith Immigration Team (Case C-89/17).
Finally, Alexis Slatter unpacked the complex legislation and guidance on leave extended by section 3C of the Immigration Act 1971. He gave practical advice on how best to use the guidance to benefit clients, including the incorporation of terms reflecting Home Office policy in consent orders.
The evening finished with an opportunity to socialise over drinks and Thai appetisers.