Child Rights in Immigration - Future Developments
with Ben Amunwa
Delivered by barrister and lecturer Ben Amunwa, this course will provide a discussion of the key trends in recent child rights litigation in the immigration context and their effect on ongoing and future legal challenges.
During this webinar viewers will be encouraged to develop an understanding of the key points arising from the current cases, from superior courts to tribunals and will receive an overview of the some of the key areas for potential future development in the law on child rights.
In line with current trends in litigation, consideration will be given to new approaches to child rights and practitioners will receive guidance on how to strengthen their ability to identify strategic cases and the pros and cons of pursuing legal points on behalf of client/s.
Written and recorded by 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.
- 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  EWHC 2765 (Admin) and representing in Court of Appeal proceedings.