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MBL: Tier 1 Entrepreneur Applications - Navigate the Minefield (Manchester)


The Immigration Rules for Tier 1 Entrepreneur applicants were and still are a real minefield to work through. From numerous changes to incredibly precise and complex evidential requirements, preparing successful applications and challenging refusals can often be very difficult.

This course will consider the relevant rules and Home Office guidance. It will also include a detailed analysis of the 'genuineness' test as well as the 'evidential flexibility' provisions and how to maximise these in Entrepreneur cases. In addition, there will be a comprehensive assessment of the relevant case-law to assist practitioners in understanding how best to make applications and challenge refusals in practice.

From 29th March 2019, the Tier 1 Entrepreneur route will have closed for new applicants. This course has therefore been updated to focus on extension and ILR applications for Tier 1 Entrepreneurs. The course will also cover the replacement category route of ‘innovators’, which according to the government’s announcement "is intended for more experienced businesspeople".

This full day course will allow for an in depth study of this area of law and will do justice to the complexities and intricacies of these types of applications.

What You Will Learn

This course will cover the following:

  • A summary of the relevant rules and guidance as they apply to Tier 1 Entrepreneur extension and ILR applications as well as the Innovator route
  • An overview of the remedies available when served with a refusal
  • An overview of the relevant general grounds of refusal and s.3C of the 1971 Act as they apply to Tier 1 Entrepreneur applicants
  • A focus on the 'genuineness' test and the principle of fairness
  • A detailed look at the 'evidential flexibility' provisions
  • A detailed analysis of relevant case law on the interpretation of specific Entrepreneur criteria under the Immigration Rules and the conduct of genuineness interviews
  • Case-studies to grapple with the most common grounds of refusal
  • Practical tips throughout on how best to prepare Tier 1 Entrepreneur extension and ILR applications and new Innovator applications

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