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 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 Times, The Telegraph, The Economist, The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Guardian, The Independent, The 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 Free Movement’s editor. He’s here to make sure that the website is on top of everything that happens in the world of immigration law, whether by writing articles, commissioning them out or considering submissions. If you have a story for us, CJ is the person to contact.
When not writing about immigration law, CJ covers wider legal affairs at the website Legal Cheek. His work has appeared in the Independent, the Times and the i newspaper, as well as the Irish Times and TheJournal.ie. Follow him on Twitter: @mckinneytweets.
About Rachel Westerby
Rachel is Free Movement’s deputy editor, responsible for training courses and ebooks. She is an independent researcher, writer, editor and grantwriter in the field of refugees, migration and integration. She has authored research and policy publications for a wide range of international and civil society organisations, including UNHCR, Caritas, ECRE and ICMPD, and provides strategic fundraising and communications inputs for civil society actors and networks working on protection and integration.
Rachel previously worked for an international NGO in Brussels from 2011-15, and before that in the local government, civil society and social housing sectors in the UK. She has an academic background in history and philosophy, and holds a postgraduate diploma in Refugee Studies from the University of East London.
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 Delegation to the UK on the settled status scheme for EU citizens.
If you have a question about our online legal services please call us on 0044 7538 208096 or 0044 208 811 1532.
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