2023.07.18 - No.8 Children & Entry Clearance

Children & Entry Clearance Webinar: Sole Responsibility, Serious & Compelling & Article 8


In this free webinar held on 18 July 2023, Adam Pipe of No.8 Chambers looks at the issues arising in making an entry clearance application in order to bring a child to the United Kingdom. Adam looks at:

  • Rule 297 & the Appendix FM child route
  • The Sole Responsibility Requirement
  • Demonstrating serious and compelling family or other considerations which make exclusion of the child undesirable
  • Arguing Article 8 in child entry clearance cases
  • GEN.3.2 & GEN.3.3 of Appendix FM
  • The relevance of section 55 and best interests in child entry clearance cases

Adam will look at the relevant rules, case law and policy and will give practical guidance on making successful applications and arguing appeals before the Tribunal.

This webinar is a must for all those involved in making entry clearance applications for children.

Target Audience

This webinar is aimed at legal practitioners and those working with them, with an assumed basic knowledge of the topic area.


The webinar slides can be downloaded below:

The recording and slides will be available to view for three months from the date of the webinar.


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Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity

LOROS, the Leicestershire and Rutland Hospice

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Adam Pipe | Barrister | No.8 Chambers

Adam Pipe is a barrister specialising in Immigration, Asylum and Human Rights Law and is ranked by Chambers and Partners for Immigration Law in the Midlands. Adam provides regular updates on the law at training events and on social media.