Wasted Costs Orders - Powers and Procedure

Wasted Costs Orders - Powers and Procedure

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Course Overview

Part 1 of 4, this webinar series begins with an overview of the statutory and procedural powers which govern the making of wasted costs orders in the Immigration Tribunals.

During this session, barrister Ben Amunwa will assist viewers:

·         Develop knowledge of where to find the law governing the wasted costs jurisdiction in the Immigration Tribunals

·         Identify the procedure and timing of applications for WCOs in the Immigration Tribunals.

·         Identify the statutory source of the Tribunals powers in this area

·         Appreciate the key steps in the process set out in the Tribunal’s Procedure Rules for applications for wasted costs orders

·         Understand the difference between the rules in the First-tier Tribunal and the Upper Tribunal

Viewers may also wish to watch the introductory webinar ‘When Can a Wasted Costs Order be Made’, which applies across practice areas.

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar and review the reference notes and optional evaluation form to test your legal knowledge.
  • This course provides 0.5 – 1 CPD points (depending on length of time spent reviewing the supporting documentation).

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:
  • • Have gained an overview of the key case in which the Tribunal has given guidance on its wasted costs powers
  • • Know how to use the Tribunal President’s guidance which discusses appropriate circumstances in which wasted costs orders may be made

What is the target audience?

  • Immigration practitioners



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

Recorded Webinars

  • Part 1


  • Notes
    4 Page
  • Evaluation
    1 Page


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  • Price
  • £ 60