Turning 18

Turning 18 From An Immigration And Housing Law Perspective Webinar


The transition to adulthood for young people and care leavers can be made difficult by the medley of services, legislative frameworks and the fact that many care leavers are expected to make that transition at the age of 18.  For obvious reasons, the transition to adulthood is often particularly difficult for unaccompanied asylum seeking children.

In this free 1 hour webinar Ciara Bartlam and Vijay Jagadesham of Garden Court North Chambers share their views on how to ensure a smooth transition to adulthood for young people and care leavers, especially those seeking asylum.

Ciara and Vijay will cover the inter-related issues of age assessment challenges, discretionary leave and leaving care.

Target Audience

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

Date and Time

This webinar will be held on Wednesday 14 July 2021 at 1pm.

Recording & Registration

After the event, we will provide details of how to view the recording and slides to everyone that registers for this free webinar.


Ciara Bartlam, Barrister, Garden Court North Chambers

Ciara has a multi-disciplinary practice which enables her to offer holistic advice and representation, regularly receiving instructions to represent bereaved families at both Article 2 and non-Article 2 inquests.  Ciara’s practice spans Housing, Immigration, Mental Health, Prison and Public Law.

Vijay Jagadesham, Barrister, Garden Court North Chambers

Vijay’s practice encompasses public law, immigration and asylum law and civil actions against public authorities, with a particular emphasis on vulnerable clients and challenges under the Equality Act 2010. Vijay has appeared at all levels up to and including the Supreme Court.

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