Trainer: Mavelyn Vidal

Level: Advanced

Online training: we will send a link to attend the course, hosted on Zoom, prior to the training.


Never mind the CPDs, the following training is good for your practice! Here is a chance to invest in development

The workshop is delivered by leading counsel, Mavelyn Vidal. It will run from 3-5pm and will be extremely practical, packed with tips to help all manner of lawyers and advisors deliver the best outcomes for their clients. The small group size will benefit delegates who will have ample opportunity to engage with the trainer and get the most out of a session, as well as an occasion for networking. At the end of the workshop delegates will have gained an improved understanding and increased confidence.  

About the trainer: Mavelyn is a barrister at Haris Ali Solicitors. She specialises in asylum, immigration and human rights law, with 25 years’ experience in these areas. She regularly trains caseworkers and solicitors in her specialist areas. She also taught immigration law as part of the Legal Practice Course for solicitors and taught undergraduates and post-graduates. She was counsel in  a number of reported cases including JD (Congo) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department [2012] which concerned the ‘second appeals tests’.

Workshop details: Get lots of practical tips on how to improve your presentation of appeals by a very experienced immigration lawyer. Delegates will receive practical guidance from a trainer with 24 years’ experience in presenting immigration appeals at the FTT. Case examples will be used to highlight recurring problems and best practice. This workshop is aimed at OISC immigration advisers level 3 and solicitors who have little or no experience in advocacy but are keen to develop their skills. This workshop will look at all aspects of presenting an appeal, from how to address the Tribunal to how to deliver closing submissions.

Objectives: At the end of the workshop delegates will have gained an improved understanding, added confidence and will be equipped with the tools to present appeals on behalf of their clients

Delegates' feedbackGreat examples used; Clear and engaging; Trainer was very knowledgeable and professional; Mavelyn was excellent and had lots of useful ideas/tips. 

Discounts are available for JCWI members, so join today, from just £90 per year!

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