Right to Work in the UK - Immigration

Right to Work in the UK - Immigration

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Course Overview

Delivered by Ben Amunwa of The 36 Group, this series of 5 webinars will focus on the right to work system in the UK and combines aspects of both employment and immigration law.

Part 1: Introduction

During part 1, Ben will discuss the key statutory provisions which govern the right to work system. Viewers will be directed to where the statutory sources of law are located and how they fit together so that viewers appreciate who must have the right to work.

Consideration will be given to the first steps an employer who discovers suspected illegal working must take along with an overview of the right to work system, the key features of the system in practice and how it affects employers’ duties and workplace rights.

Part 2: Fair Investigations

Part 2 elaborates on the standards that all investigations into suspected illegal working should comply with.

During this session consideration will be given to the core duties that an employer must adhere to and the standards that all investigations into suspected illegal working should comply with.

Ben will elaborate on the processes which ought to be followed by employer-led investigations and will outline the appropriate procedures for taking action against a person found to be working illegally.

Part 3: Four Scenarios

Part 3 discusses the 4 main scenarios that an employer may be faced with following an investigation into whether an employee has the right to work. Ben will offer guidance in respect of the likely outcome/s in each of the 4 types of cases and viewers will receive a practical insight into what employers and their workforce are likely to encounter in practice.

Part 4: Problem Areas

Part 4 examines three problem areas where advisors and employers unfamiliar with immigration law may find more difficult. This session will focus on some of the more problematic scenarios in terms of a person's documentary evidence of their right to work and will highlight the need for employers to exercise caution in these types of cases.

Part 5: Case Law

During this session Ben will provide viewers with a summary of the key employment case law in this area, with reference to cases on the application of the right to work system. Consideration will be given to how the principles from the case law apply to employer's duties and the rights of employees and workers.

Relevant background legislation will also be discussed.

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the series of recorded webinars, review the reference notes and complete the short quiz to test your legal knowledge.

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this 5-part series you will:
  • • Know where to find the statutory framework for the right to work system
  • • Be familiar with key definitions which determine who must have the right to work
  • • Grasp how employers should approach suspected illegal working
  • • Understand key principles that underpin fair investigation into suspected illegal working
  • • Be able to advise and react responsively to scenarios as they unfold in the workplace
  • • Have developed a repertoire of case summaries and key principles that may be derived from them
  • • Be able to advise with confidence by reference to a growing body of case law

What is the target audience?

  • This course is suitable for immigration practitioners of all levels



About Instructor - Ben Amunwa

Called to the Bar in 2013, Ben enjoys a thriving practice in commercial, civil and public law. He also loves to train lawyers and non-lawyers in a variety of areas of law, putting to work his creative and presentation skills.

Ben runs a popular legal blog, called www.lawmostly.com, which aims to make the law accessible to a wider audience.

His advocacy is praised by Judges, opponents and clients. A member of 36 Civil, Ben is known for his exceptional client care and attention to detail in complex and urgent cases. Ben provides practical, cost-effective and punctual advice to a range of clients, including local authorities, professionals, businesses and individuals.

Before coming to the Bar, Ben spent over a decade in the charity sector supporting individuals in crisis. His experience of management and media enables him to perform calmly under pressure. Clients value his accessible manner and his ability to explain difficult areas of law.

Achievements include:

- representing a senior doctor in a race discrimination and harassment claim against an NHS Trust;

- securing a favourable settlement at mediation for a private client in a dispute over the construction of a multi-million pound house;

- successfully defending a teacher who faced regulatory prosecution for alleged professional misconduct over a period of 3 years;

- co-counsel in R (Medical Justice and others) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (2016). As featured in The Guardian, the case challenged the government’s reliance on a restrictive definition of torture to justify immigration detention.

- successfully defending a local authority in a judicial review concerning duties to children in need - R (SC) v London Borough of Ealing [2016] EWHC 2765 (Admin) and representing in Court of Appeal proceedings.

Course Curriculum

Part 1

  • Webinar
  • Notes
    5 Page
  • Slides
    9 Page

Part 2

  • Webinar
  • Notes
    4 Page
  • Slides
    8 Page

Part 3

  • Webinar
  • Notes
    4 Page
  • Slides
    8 Page

Part 4

  • Webinar
  • Notes
    8 Page
  • Slides
    8 Page

Part 5

  • Webinar
  • Notes
    4 Page
  • Slides
    10 Page


  • Quiz


  • Price
  • £ 100