Article 8 - Recent Developments

Consideration of Recent Supreme Court Decisions in Article 8 Cases

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Course Overview

During this 4-part session barrister Ben Amunwa of The 36 Group will provide viewers with a discussion of two recent ground-breaking UK Supreme Court cases (of KO (Nigeria) and Rhuppiah) on Article 8 in immigration cases and their effect in practice and on Home Office policies.

Ben will situate the UK Supreme Court recent case law in legal and policy context and will ensure that viewers understand the key points arising from these cases. Ben will also examine some of the likely arguments to arise from the UK Supreme Court’s recent case law and the Home Office response to it.

This 4-part series is essential for immigration practitioners who deal with Article 8 immigration cases and who would like to:  
•    Develop and enhance your approach to family and private life applications, appeals or judicial review challenges;
•    Remain up-to-date with the latest developments and analysis;
•    Strengthen your ability to identify issues, marshall appropriate evidence and advise clients towards a successful outcome.

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinars, review the supporting documentation and complete the short quiz to test your legal knowledge.
  • This course provides 2 CPD points

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:
  • • Be able to identify the background rights, policy and statute relevant to the issues in KO (Nigeria) and Rhuppiah;
  • • Have learnt practical tips on how to use these complex judgments to your client’s advantage;
  • • Have an increased awareness of the problematic areas arising from the case law and how this impacts on the merits of an application, appeal or judicial review challenge.

What is the target audience?

  • This course is suitable for trainee and qualified 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, 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
    8 Page
  • Slides
    8 Page
  • Part 1

Part 2

  • Webinar
  • Notes
    5 Page
  • Slides
    10 Page
  • Part 2

Part 3

  • Webinar
  • Notes
    5 Page
  • Slides
    9 Page
  • Part 3

Part 4

  • Webinar
  • Notes
    6 Page
  • Slides
    10 Page
  • Part 4


  • Price
  • £ 100