Tier 4 sponsorship: recent developments and the challenges to come

Date: Monday 26 March 2012

Time: 18:30 to 20:00

Venue: 53-54 Doughty Street, London, WC1N 2LS

Speakers: David Lemer, Joe Middleton, Phil Haywood

CPD: 1.5 Points

Fee: Free


Tier 4 institutions have been at the sharp end of some of the most radical changes to the Points Based System since it was introduced in 2008. The imposition of 'educational oversight' and the mandatory requirement for Highly Trusted Sponsor status has already forced a number of institutions out of the PBS altogether, as was no doubt intended by the UKBA. Meanwhile, the courts have continued to grapple with the proper ambit of sponsor policy guidance and the legality of the UKBA's approach to suspending and revoking sponsor licences. Changes to the Immigration Rules in April 2012 will bring yet more challenges for Tier 4 sponsors.

This seminar is open to solicitors and others with direct involvement in the management and operation of Tier 4 sponsor licences. It will examine various recent developments and changes to come, including:

- the Court of Appeal's judgment in the New London College case;

- challenging refusals to grant Highly Trusted Status (HTS);

- practical steps to challenging suspension and revocation decisions, whether by judicial review or otherwise;

- damages claims, interim relief and other remedies;

- the impact on Tier 4 sponsors of the latest changes to the Immigration Rules.

To reserve your place on this seminar, please fill in and return a completed booking (click here to open), by post to Training Coordinator, Doughty Street Chambers, 53-54 Doughty Street, London WC1N 2LS - DX 223 chancery lane or by email to events@doughtystreet.co.uk

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