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Categories:
Immigration and Asylum Law
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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
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Contributor(s):
Course Aims:

This podcast aims to provide immigration and asylum practitioners with a practical guide to the UKBA’s policy of evidential flexibility. It sets out the purpose of the policy, the issues that have arisen as a result of the policy not being applied and litigants-in-person and lawyers being unaware of its existence. It also examines the Upper Tribunal’s consideration of the policy in Rodriguez [2013] and provides practitioners with essential information in order to be able to make best use of the policy in practice.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Have an understanding of the UKBA’s reasons for implementing the policy of evidential flexibility;
  • Have considered the National Audit Office's review of the policy of evidential flexibility;
  • Have an understanding of the government's response to the National Audit Office's review of the policy of evidential flexibility;
  • Be aware of the sorts of problems that have arisen as a result of the policy not being applied;
  • Understand the ways in which practitioners can make best use of the policy.
Level:
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Classification:
Legal Principles
Legislative Updates
Market Update / Hot Topic
Sources and References:
  • Alam & Ors v SSHD [2012] EWCA Civ 960 (13 July 2012);
  • IS, R (on the application of) v SSHD [2011] EWCA Civ 1558 (10 November 2011);
  • Khatel and others [2013] UKUT 44 (IAC);
  • Nationality Immigration and Asylum Act 2002;
  • Rodriguez (Flexibility Policy) [2013] UKUT 00042 (IAC).

In this podcast Sarah Pinder from Renaissance Chambers provides practitioners with a practical guide to the UKBA’s policy of evidential flexibility.

Date Recorded: 30th April 2013

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