Migrant's Rights Seminar Series 2023 - Asylum Support

Doughty Street Chambers are delighted to launch a series of seminars for 2023 covering different topics on migrant's rights. The seminars will take place in person at Doughty Street Chambers.

Asylum Support | Monday 6 March - 18:00

The first seminar in our Migrants Rights series will explore developments in the law and practice relating to Home Office accommodation and support for asylum seekers and refused asylum seekers. Our expert panellists will discuss the latest legal challenges concerning the provision of asylum support under the Immigration Act 1999 and provide practical advice on challenging decisions by appeal and judicial review and bringing claims for damages for breaches of equality and human rights law.

Issues covered will include asylum support rates, inadequate accommodation, the use of hotels, dispersal problems, vulnerability and disability issues, poor performance by Home Office contractors, bail accommodation and curfews. The seminar will also look at expected changes in legislation and potential arears for future legal challenge. The seminar will be useful for legal practitioners, advisers, caseworkers, community organisers and asylum seekers and refugees interested in developing their understanding of asylum support law and will provide a space for sharing concerns and discussing practical legal solutions.


Jamie Burton KC (Chair), Barrister at Doughty Street Chambers.

Marie-Lyse Numuhoza MBE, Community Organiser at CAN Connect.

Simon Cox, Barrister at Doughty Street Chambers.

Michael Spencer, Barrister at Doughty Street Chambers.


Register for this event here.