Immigration Offences - A Practitioner's Guide

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Immigration Offences - A Practitioner's Guide

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Whilst quashing hundreds of convictions against people convicted of false document offences, different constitutions of the Court of Appeal have repeatedly warned practitioners (both defence and prosecution) of the need to be fully informed of the law relating to immigration offences and the defences available to criminal charges in an immigration context. This is to the extent of referring solicitors to the SRA due to the advice given.

Despite these warnings, there are still a number of such appeals each year which is indicative of a widespread lack of knowledge amongst criminal lawyers. Added to that, the recently enacted Nationality and Borders Act 2022 creates a number of new offences and makes radical amendments to existing ones that significantly widen the number of people who will be liable for prosecution.

Immigration Offences will provide coverage of the investigation and prosecution of immigration offences and ancillary proceedings. It will cover every aspect of a criminal case from initial detention through to the Court of Appeal. The emphasis will be on providing a practical guide, with signposts to where further information can be found.

This title is included in Bloomsbury Professional's Immigration and Nationality Law online service.

Table of Contents

1. Immigration law for criminal lawyers
2. Criminal law for immigration lawyers
3. Criminal Offences I – Passport Offences
4. Criminal Offences II – Deception and Leave Offences
5. Criminal Offences III – Facilitation and Trafficking Offences
6. Criminal Offences IV - Employment
7. Criminal Offences V – Miscellaneous
8. Defences for Refugees and Victims of Trafficking
9. Sentencing
10. Criminal Procedure
11. Evidence
12. Investigatory Powers

Product details

Published 14 Sep 2023
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 376
ISBN 9781526525512
Imprint Bloomsbury Professional
Dimensions 248 x 156 mm
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors


Daniel Bunting

Daniel Bunting is an experienced criminal barriste…