Thu 29 Mar 2018
13:00 - 14:00
LGBT+ immigration rights are a relatively recent innovation, and in the UK were hard fought for. Moving around the world presents specific challenges for LGBT+ individuals, couples and families, quite often to the extreme of needing to flee to find safety and security.
The talk will focus on current themes and prospects for the future for LGBT+ clients who are moving to or have moved to the UK, drawing on the experience of our speaker Tim Barnden, himself a gay lawyer with more than 2 decades of experience in practice in this area.
The webinar will cover
- A historical and legal/cultural overview
- Rules for couples
- Protecting refugees
- Prospects for the future
By attending this webinar, you will gain
- An insight into key themes in practicing in these areas of law
- The perspective of an LGBT+ lawyer
Tim Barnden, Partner and Head of Immigration, Bates Wells Braithwaite
Tim started in Legal Aid focussing on asylum, latterly private client advice with ongoing refugee work. Trained at Wilsons, legal aid practice at Glazer Delmar, then long term team member at renowned immigration practice Wesley Gryk. Recently appointed Head of Immigration at Bates Wells Braithwaite. Long term supporter of and Previous Chair of Trustees of UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group (UKLGIG) Trainer on couples immigration rights, and LGBT asylum for Immigration Law Practitioners Association (ILPA). Keen gardener and former samba dancer!
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