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Updates, commentary, training and advice

Our mission is to make good quality and clear information available to all those affected by immigration control: migrants themselves, their families, their lawyers and their judges. Immigration law has become very complex in the UK and changes very rapidly; we make it simple, or at least understandable. We provide blog posts, a load of training courses, a forum and we have partnered with Seraphus Solicitors to provide fixed price legal advice to members of the public.

The website was founded by barrister Colin Yeo in 2007 to keep himself up to date by writing about new developments, to think things through and to have some fun. Colin continues to edit the blog and is now helped by deputy editor CJ McKinney and a team of expert contributors.

About Colin Yeo

Colin Yeo is a barrister practicing at Garden Court Chambers in London.

I am passionate about immigration law and I fight hard for my clients. I founded and edit the Free Movement immigration law blog and campaign on issues including the rights of EU citizens and family members, immigration detention and harsh family immigration rules.

Colin’s work ranges from business and sensitive personal immigration issues with through family immigration work, nationality opinions and EU free movement issues to domestic violence and asylum cases. His practice covers the full spectrum of immigration law.

Colin is regularly quoted in the media and has featured in The TimesThe TelegraphThe EconomistThe New Yorker, The New York Times, The Guardian, The IndependentThe Mirror and The Daily Mail. He has given evidence in Parliament to the Home Affairs Select Committee and is ranked as a leading immigration law specialist in the legal directories.

If you would like Colin to take a look at your case, please contact Garden Court Chambers.

About CJ McKinney

CJ is the deputy editor at Free Movement. A graduate of Trinity College, Dublin and Queen’s College, Cambridge, he worked at the Full Fact website before joining Free Movement. If you have a story for us, CJ is the person to contact.

About Seraphus Solicitors

The video link, application checking and full representation services available on this website are provided by Seraphus Solicitors.

Seraphus is a law firm that cares, listens and is always available to its clients. Our aim to simplify a very complex area of law and provide all the support you need to make a successful immigration application or appeal. Whatever immigration issues you have, however complex, we can help.

We genuinely want to help you and your family build a successful future in the UK by helping you with your immigration application or appeal. We continue to grow Seraphus into a firm that gives back by helping charities and our community and work closely with the EU Commission in the UK on the settled status scheme for EU citizens.

 

What People Say

Subscribing to Free Movement has been the best decision I've made this year. It is written in user friendly language, always topical and easily read. A must buy for both speed readers and those who want more detail from the authors and forums.

Derek Edwards

I consulted Chris Desira of Seraphus Ltd via the free movement site twice and found the advice both helpful and reassuring. Chris had clearly put time and care into preparation for my sessions and addressed my concerns in a very competent and serious manner. I would recommend his services to anyone looking for advice on their situation, particularly with Brexit coming up.

Amanda Twohig

Hi Colin, big thank you for your tutorial on electronic form for permanent residence for EU citizens. I followed it, applied in January and got my card back a month later. Definitely fast track!

Ewa Papuzynska

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