8th February 2012 – APL/ILPA Foreign National (Serving) Prisoners: A Course for Immigration and Prison Law Practitioners

Immigration Law Practitioners' Association logoAPL and the Immigration Law Practitioners Association (ILPA) join forces to present a course about foreign national prisoners who are still serving their custodial sentences by the authors of Legal Action Group’s Foreign National Prisoners on the day the book is launched.
Trainers: Hamish Arnott and Laura Dubinsky

Doughty Street Chambers, 54 Doughty Street WC1N2LS from 4pm-6.45pm.

The session will address specific hurdles affecting foreign nationals in the prison system, applicable release and removal mechanisms, and available remedies.

Note: This course is particularly timely and critical for all those working in this field  because the prison service has, in late November 2011, amended all its main policies on foreign national prisoners (including the withdrawal, in its entirety, of PSO 4630).  The trainers will, among other topics, take practitioners through the new policies, most importantly the changes made by PSI 52/2011 to Home Detention Curfew (HDC) and by PSI 59/2011 to the Early Removal Scheme (ERS). 

Topics covered:  HDC; Categorisation and Allocation; Parole; ERS; Prisoner Repatriation for foreign national prisoners.

Suitable for:  Prison lawyers with no knowledge of immigration law.

Level: Advanced.

CPD: 2.5

Prices: APL or ILPA members-£110

Concessions – £55 (unemployed, full time student, small not for profit organisation, pupil barristers, trainee solicitors). Other-£220

Foreign National Prisoners: law and practice by Laura Dubinsky with Hamish Arnott and Alasdair Mackenzie is published by Legal Action Group on 8 February. All those on this training session can claim a 20% discount on the cover price of £55 and are welcome at the launch of the book at Doughty Street immediately following the session.

Hamish Arnott is a partner at Bhatt Murphy solicitors in London specialising in public law and human rights with a particular focus on the civil liberties of prisoners and those detained under Immigration Act powers. He is the co-author of the leading prison law text, Prisoners: law and practice  (LAG, 2009).

Laura Dubinsky is a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers. She practices in public law, specialising in immigration law, prison law and challenges to administrative detention; and is also frequently instructed in civil actions against detaining authorities.

To book: Click here or call ILPA on 0207 251 8383