Immigration Law and Complex Mental Health Cases

Join No5's Jennifer Blair and Frances Shaw for a webinar that will explore good practice in approaching complex mental health cases in immigration, asylum, legal practice and support work. Findings of the Migrants Mental Capacity Advocacy Project’s pilot work will also be shared. 

Jennifer and Frances will also be joined by Upper Tribunal Judge Rimington and Brian Dikoff – Legal Organiser at Migrants Organise.

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;
• What’s next.


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. 




Jennifer Blair and Frances Shaw


Brian Dikoff, Legal Organiser at Migrants Organise