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ILPA: Adult Dependent Relatives

WEB 1259 Adult Dependent Relatives

Wednesday 29 November 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
£27.00 - £109.00


We'll look at the adult dependent relative rules and how to overcome common difficulties, refusals, & how to argue cases outside the rules

Level: Beginner – Intermediate


In this webinar, we will look at the adult dependent relative rules and how to overcome the difficulties with meeting the test of requiring the long term personal care to perform everyday tasks and showing that care is not reasonably available or affordable in the home country.

We will consider authorities and how these have clarified the test. There will be a detailed look at policy guidance, practical tips and examples. We will look at common issues raised in refusals and how these have been overcome in appeals. We will also be addressing how to argue cases outside of the rules and how to approach cases where applicants are in the UK and seem to meet the rules. This webinar will allow more effective applications to be submitted and for better challenges to adverse decisions.

In this webinar, we will cover the following:

• The requirements in Appendix FM

• A detailed look at the test of age, illness, disability requiring long term personal care to perform everyday tasks under E-ECDR 2.4

• Analysis of test of inability to obtain the required level of care in the home country under E-ECDR 2.5

• The specified evidence requirements

• A detailed look at UKVI Policy Guidance and how this can best be used to assist applications under EC-DR

• The current authorities, how these have explained this test further, with examples of the circumstances the courts and Tribunals have found unconvincing

• The common issues raised in refusal letters and how these can be overcome

• A discussion on useful evidence and arguments to advance in applications and appeals

• Advancing claims under Article 8 ECHR as the alternative

• Making arguments with reference to these provisions when Applicants are already in the UK

• Case Activity / Group Discussions


This webinar is suitable for practitioners working in immigration law. It is suitable for individuals who are seeking more knowledge and experience and it will be a useful refresher and update course for those who are experienced in this field.

Tutors: Kate Nickson, Kalsi Solicitors and Priya Solanki, One Pump Court Chambers

Please book at

Immigration Law Practitioners' Association (ILPA)
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