Running Asylum Claims Based On Particular Social Group

Running Asylum Claims Based On Particular Social Group Webinar

This recording will be available for 3 months following the date of the webinar.

Content

In this free webinar held on 15 March 2021, Kerry Smith and Natalie Wilkins of Garden Court North Chambers look at running asylum claims based on particular social group, including:

  • How a particular social group is defined, including the recent case of DH (Particular Social Group: Mental Health) Afghanistan
  • Examples of particular social groups including women, LGBTI+, children at risk of FGM and their parents, former victims of trafficking, people with disabilities/mental illness
  • How to evidence a new PSG
  • Inter-relationship between PSG and persecution
  • What kinds of persecution different PSGs may suffer, e.g. exploitation and destitution, and what evidence is needed to show that

Target Audience

This webinar is aimed at legal practitioners and those working with them.

Resources

Speakers

Kerry Smith, Garden Court North Chambers

Kerry is Deputy Head of Chambers and an immigration practitioner with substantial expertise in human rights and public law challenges. She also has experience in the Court of Protection along with community care and family matters where they overlap with immigration proceedings.

Natalie Wilkins, Garden Court North Chambers

Natalie practises in asylum, immigration and nationality, family, housing and public law. She has represented many vulnerable clients, including children, clients with serious mental health difficulties, domestic violence survivors and victims of trafficking.

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