Working in Immigration Tribunals

IfJ CPD Courses

Event details


8 Nov 2024


Zoom Online
United Kingdom

Event Fees

One-day Subsidised Course £ 50.00

Booking info

Max participants: 20

Course facilitator(s): Catherine Robinson, Angelina Nicolaou, and Dr Catherine O'Neill

Course facilitator(s) bio:

Catherine Robinson - Barrister 

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Angelina Nicolaou - Barrister

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Dr Catherine O’Neill

Reg Intermediary HMCTS Court Approved Intermediary Speech and Language Therapist /Psychological Therapist / Specialist in Trauma Informed Practice



Who is this course for: It is for any intermediary who may be thinking of working with immigration cases. Of course, to actually work in this framework they need to be Court Approved Intermediaries (Masp or Asp) . However, RIs would be welcome who do not yet work outside the witness scheme but may wish to understand more about potential ways of offering their skills. There will be reference to Trauma Informed Practice, as the majority of the cases involve vulnerable people who have had traumatic experiences . It would be useful to attend IfJ trainings on working with trauma, either before or afterwards but of course this is not obligatory.


Course Content: 

An understanding about the various Tiers and stages of the immigration process will be offered. A glossary of terms will be presented to help intermediaries working in this area. The course will give attendees a view of the perspectives of  the immigration barrister and  the intermediary and include some common issues that arise in immigration cases.

Practical advice and discussion about adaptations that have been accepted will be included.  

Course Aims/Objectives:

  • Upskilling to transfer to a new setting.
  • Discussion with those already working in Immigration
  • Understanding the legal process.
  • Assisting with conferences, statement etc .
  • The importance of emotional regulation
  • Use of timelines to help anchor i.e the journey

Course Method:

The workshop is run in the form of a small group training. The presenters will present information and will invite high levels of participation and sharing of knowledge and ideas. Prepared slides/handouts guide the process rather than impart information.

The following materials are provided:

  • Powerpoint presentations
  • Guidance for further reading-Bibliography

- Participants to log on 15 minutes prior to start of each session.

- It is required that all participants keep their cameras on throughout the workshop.

- Participants to complete online feedback form post workshop.

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel your booking with 14 or more days' notice, you will receive a full refund minus a £15 admin charge (£5 for subsidised courses). If you cancel your booking with less than 48 hours' notice, we are unfortunately unable to offer a refund. However, you may substitute another delegate or transfer to another course by giving IfJ at least 24 hours’ notice.

In exceptional circumstances IfJ reserve the right to issue a full refund. Please inform us at the time of cancellation of your particular reason for cancelling. If you wish to cancel or change your booking, please do so by emailing:

We will endeavour to respond to all cancellation requests within two working days. Refunds will be made using the same method of payment as you used for the purchase and will be paid within seven days of refund confirmation.

Places are limited to a maximum of 20 participants. There is a minimum requirement of 12 participants. If the minimum number is not met, IfJ reserve the right to cancel the course with at least two weeks' notice and a full refund will be issued.