Seeking Settlement as a Migrant Victim of Domestic Violence

This crucial Immigration law webinar will look at a range of issues that will assist migrant clients that have been subjected to domestic violence.

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Course Overview

In this webinar we will at a range of issues that will assist migrant clients that have been subjected to domestic violence. We will start by looking at the DDV concession, and then move on to consider making applications under Appendix FM for victims of domestic violence, we will look at the right to administrative and judicial review to challenge adverse decisions and the complexities of rights of appeals. 

The rules and guidance have been updated. These applications raise some difficult evidential issues and the current route to challenge is often less than satisfactory.

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar and review the documents
  • This course provides 1 CPD points

Learning Outcomes

  • What we will cover
  • • Definition of Domestic Violence
  • • Destitution Domestic Violence Concession
  • • Appendix FM DV-ILR – Settlement as a Victim of Domestic Violence
  • • Focussing on evidential Issues
  • • Challenging decisions
  • • Appeal rights?
  • • Administrative review
  • • Judicial review

What is the target audience?

  • This webinar provides an essential update and overview for practitioners at all levels.


About Instructor - Priya Solanki

Called to the Bar in 2008, Priya is a busy and experienced specialist in immigration and asylum law. Priya is based at One Pump Court and appears regularly before the First-Tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal, Immigration and Asylum Chambers and the Administrative Court. She has an expanding practice in the Court of Appeal.

She is frequently instructed in appeals against decisions of the First-Tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal, and in judicial review and administrative review challenges against decisions of the Secretary of State.

Within her areas of practice her work includes refugee and human rights claims, trafficking claims, family and private life claims, deportations including Operation Nexus cases, bails, European applications, entry clearance matters, points-based system cases, interim relief applications, unlawful detention claims, civil penalties for illegal workers, asylum support and unaccompanied and age-disputed migrant children.

Priya has a particular interest in and experience of cases involving domestic violence, mental health issues and vulnerable clients. She regularly provides in-house training and seminars on domestic violence. She has completed a Mental Health Law Accreditation Course and is known to have a very calming and reassuring manner with clients with complex health issues.

She has been involved in several notable cases and has represented high-profile clients. Priya is also very committed to pro-bono work.

Course Curriculum


  • Webinar
  • Slides
    30 Page