Event: Immigration Law and Complex Mental Health Cases, July 29th

Join Migrants Organise’s Legal Organiser Brian Dikoff  for a webinar exploring  good practice in approaching complex mental health cases in immigration, asylum, legal practice and support work.

We will share findings from our Migrants Mental Capacity Advocacy Project’s (MMCA) pilot work, a strategic project which provides direct assistance to migrants who lack mental capacity to engage with the immigration process, and push for systemic changes. This project is currently funded by the Sir Halley Stewart Trust for the next two years.

Read the Migrants Organise Mental Capacity Report here.

Click here to access a guide written by Jennifer Blair explaining how ‘Litigation Friends’ can be used in the immigration tribunals.

Our key note speaker, will be Upper Tribunal Judge Rimington, who adjudicated on the case of JS which provides guidance on the use of litigation friends in the immigration tribunal.

We will also be joined by Jennifer Blair and Frances Shaw  from No5 Chambers. Sign up for the event here.

Date: 29th July 2021

Time: 5:00pm – 6:30pm

Venue: Zoom webinar

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Topics to be discussed:

• Mental capacity and immigration issues in practice (the clash of two statutory regimes);
• Use and access to litigation friends in the Tribunals – hearing directly from a litigation friend;
• Working with clients with severe mental health difficulties on immigration issues, including as a litigation friend;
• The Migrants Mental Capacity Advocacy Project’s experiences and findings and what’s next.


Keynote Speaker                          Brian Dikoff
UTJ Rimington 
                           Legal Organiser Migrants Organise

No5 ChambersJennifer Blair and Frances Shaw