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Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Training Courses

The aim of our training is to help practitioners who work or would like to work with asylum seekers under a Legal Aid Agency contract in Immigration and Asylum. It is necessary to register with the Law Society’s Immigration and Asylum Accreditation scheme and we aim to assist with all the different aspects you will need to be confident in dealing with.

Membership Levels

There are four different stages of membership:


  • Level 1 – Accredited
  • Level 2 – Senior caseworker
  • Level 2 – Supervisor
  • Level 3 (Advanced) – Supervisor.

We cannot give advice on which membership you should choose. This can be found on the Law Society website.

Book a Training Session

    Our upcoming course

    Senior Immigration Caseworker Revision Course

    The course is designed to help experienced and senior staff who work in the field of Immigration & Asylum and wish to refresh their legal knowledge on a wide range of aspects of Immigration law.

    Optimus Law are hosting a 1-day training session with No.5 Chambers Miran Uddin on the 14th & 15th February 2019 at our  Birmingham office.

    If you are intending to sit the upcoming exam for IAAS then this revision course is perfect to help you prepare.

    Within the course we will be focusing on:

    We will cover the main elements of the syllabus, including the law and procedures relating to:

    • Legal aid
    • Asylum.
    • Human rights.
    • Trafficking.
    • Detention and bail.
    • Remedies.
    • Ethics.

    We will be considering the role of Senior Caseworkers in the field of Immigration & Asylum and providing an in-depth training session to cover all the key aspects.

    Yes, we will provide the training materials including the past papers from previous exams.

    About the Trainer – Miran Uddin.

    Miran’s immigration and asylum practice range from tribunal hearings to judicial review claims on a private and publicly-funded basis. His expertise covers representation in Court, the drafting of urgent grounds of appeal and renewed applications.

    Prior to joining the Bar, Miran worked as a specialist immigration solicitor for over 10 years and was one of a relatively small number of practitioners to be accredited at Level 3 of The Law Society’s Immigration & Asylum Immigration Scheme. Miran was previously Lead Assessor and Chair of the Assessment Board for the Accreditation Scheme and continues to be an Assessor and Writer for it. He also delivers training.

    In addition, Miran also sits as a Lay Chair and Legally Qualified Chair in misconduct and fitness to practise proceedings.

    • LLB (Hons)
    • Accredited at Level 3 (Advanced) Immigration & Asylum Accreditation Scheme
    • Accredited Mediator
    • Memberships
    • Lincolns Inn
    • Accreditations
    • Legally Qualified Chair – Police Misconduct Panels
    • Legally Qualified Chair – Professional Conduct Committee General Chiropractic Council
    • Lay Chair – Fitness to Practise Tribunal Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service
    • Lay Chair – Professional Practice Committee General Dental Council
    • Lay Chair – Professional Conduct Panel British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy
    • Occasional Associate Lecturer – Bristol Institute of Legal Practice
    • Assessor – Immigration & Asylum Accreditation Scheme
    • Lincolns Inn Hardwicke Scholarship

    “Miran works efficiently, ensuring the case is given his utmost attention which is subsequently evident from the work he produces.”

    “The client is extremely happy and has asked me to pass on his gratitude to Mr Miran Uddin for his excellent representation… He was extremely professional… I was particularly impressed with the time and effort he put into the preparation of the case.”

    “Miran was very approachable which is extremely important in situations where instructions are obtained with short notice.”

    VL (Evidence not Received – Article 8) Afghanistan [2003] UKIAT 00074

    NM (No retrospective cancellation of leave) Zimbabwe [2007] UKAIT 00002

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