Podcast Location:
Download it here [file size: 36.1 MB]
Categories:
Immigration and Asylum Law
CPD Points:
Up to 1 point. details »

Due to the difference in guidelines between the SRA and the Bar Standards Board, CPD points are awarded differently for Solicitors, Barristers and Legal Executives:

Regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority:
Listen and pass the quiz: Gain 1 CPD point (60 minutes)
Listen only, gain ½ a CPD point (30 minutes)

Regulated by the Bar Standards Board:
Listen and pass the quiz: Gain 1 accredited CPD point (60 minutes)

Regulated by ILEX:
Listen and pass the quiz: Gain 1 CPD point (60 minutes)
Listen only, gain ½ a CPD point (30 minutes)

Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
Plays on Computer:
Yes Downloadable as MP3:    Yes
Contributor(s):
Course Aims:

This podcast introduces the listener to the PBS and outlines the different tiers of the PBS. In particular, the recording considers Tier 1 of the PBS and provides an overview of the different sub-categories within Tier 1. In addition, it explains how applicants can score points for attributes, maintenance and English Language requirements under the different sub-categories. The podcast also outlines the implications of the interim cap and Anna provides practical advice in relation to the advantages and disadvantages of Tier 1 for both individual applicants and sponsors.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Familiarise the listener with the PBS.;
  • Appreciate how to provide guidance to applicants and sponsors applying under Tiers 1 and 2 of the PBS.;
  • Understand the different ways of scoring points under the different sub-categories of Tier 1 of the PBS.;
  • Comprehend the advantages and disadvantages of applying under Tiers 1 and 2 of the PBS.;
  • Understand the likely impact of the interim cap in relation to Tier 1 applications.
Level:
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Classification:
Legal Principles
Practical Guide
Soft Skills
Sources and References:
  • Pankina et ors v SSHD [2010] EWCA Civ 719.
Tags:

In this CPDcast, Anna Robinson, an Employment and Immigration solicitor from Watson Farley and Williams, provides an overview of the Points Based System (PBS) and provides an in-depth introduction to Tier 1 of the PBS.

Podcast last reviewed: 2012-01-30

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