Making an Asylum Claim in the UK

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Course Overview

Assisting non-EU nationals seeking asylum in the UK is a particularly challenging and complex area of immigration law. No two cases are exactly alike.  

Those who undertake this type of work must be highly knowledgeable in their field but must also be able to demonstrate a level of sensitivity and compassion for each individual case.

This course, delivered by highly acclaimed immigration and human rights specialist Kahiye Alim, has been designed to assist practising immigration lawyers and Asylum law practitioners develop the skills and techniques required in order to successfully make asylum claims each and every time.

Topics considered include:

  • What does Asylum mean?
  • The law of Asylum- Legal Basis of Protection
  • Legal Aid
  • The Asylum Process
  • Taking Instructions
  • Statements and Gathering Evidence
  • Vulnerable Clients and Dealing with Children
  • Gender Issues in Asylum
  • Role of Interpreters
  • Role of Country Experts
  • Role of Country of Origin Information.
  • Role of UNHCR
  • Dealing with Refusals.

What are the requirements?

  • Watch 1 hour recorded webinar
  • The course provides one CPD point

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:

    • To be able to advise, represent and assist competently clients who are seeking asylum in the UK.
    • Understanding the basis for asylum and preparing the case for presentation to the Home Office.
    • Understanding the various third parties involved in the asylum process.
    • Dealing with vulnerable clients such as children.

What is the target audience?

  • This course is suitable for immigration practitioners of all levels.




About Instructor - Kahiye Alim

Kahiye is considered one of the leading Asylum and Immigration Lawyers practising in the UK and is the founder of Stepstones Visas Ltd, a boutique firm specialising in Human Rights, Asylum, Immigration and Naturalization Law and Business Immigration. Kahiye has previously worked at leading national charity Asylum Aid and served as the treasurer of the Immigration Law Practitioners Association for several years.

Course Curriculum

recorded webinars

  • Webinar


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