Turning 18

Turning 18 From An Immigration And Housing Law Perspective Webinar


Riffat Hussain


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 webinar held on 14 July 2021, 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 also 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, with an assumed basic knowledge of the topic area.


The recording and slides were available for three months following the event.

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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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