TERS- Advising Foreign National Prisoners

Date: Sunday 17 June 2012

Time: 14:00 to 17:00

Speakers: Laura Dubinsky, Hamish Arnott, Steve Bravery

CPD: 3 CPD points


This seminar provides basic background knowledge for prison law practitioners on the processes of deportation and removal of foreign national prisoners. The speakers will focus in particular on the legal framework and likely operation in practice of the new Tariff Expired Removal Scheme (TERS). The TERS, brought into force on 1 May 2012 by the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012, now permits the expulsion from the UK of foreign national prisoners serving indeterminate sentences without reference to the Parole Board.

  • Criteria of the scheme
  • Consideration of PSI 18/2012
  • Deportation and Removal Considerations
  • Consideration of the powers in the Borders Act 2007 and Immigration Act 1971
  • Removability- how to test if the UKBA/MOJ are right
  • Funding Considerations


  • Laura Dubinsky, Doughty Street Chambers
  • Hamish Arnott, Partner, Bhatt Murphy Solicitors
  • Steve Bravery, Consultant, Carringtons' Solicitors

Hamish Arnott and Laura Dubinsky are authors of LAG 2012 Foreign National Prisoners, Law and Practice.

This event is accredited for 3 CPD points. Please note that spaces are limited; in order to reserve your place please RSVP to bookings@associationofprisonlawyers.co.uk

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