Refugees and the Law

Wednesday 22 March at 8pm in the Hall:
A talk by Judge John Manuell about his work and his faith.

Judge John Manuell, who is a member of our 8am congregation, is a Senior Judge in the First Tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber). The First-tier Tribunal is part of the court system of the United Kingdom. It was created in 2008 as part of a programme, set out in the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007, to rationalise the tribunal system. The First Tier Tribunal addresses eight areas of the law of which Immigration and Asylum is one. Judge Manuell’s work involves handling appeals against some decisions made by the Home Office relating to permission to stay in the UK; deportation from the UK; entry clearance to the UK. The Tribunal also handles applications for immigration bail from people being held by the Home Office on immigration matters.