About Free Movement
About Free Movement
Free Movement offers updates, commentary and advice on immigration and asylum law. Our mission is to make good quality and clear information available to all 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 try to make it simple, or at least understandable.
The website was founded by Colin Yeo in 2007 and Colin continues to edit the blog. The website receives over 300,000 page views a month and we have over 12,000 email subscribers.
Views expressed by individuals on the blog are the views of the individual concerned.
I began writing Free Movement in 2007 to keep myself up to date, give myself some space to think and to jot down my ideas about immigration law. Since then it has become a popular resource in the UK immigration law sector, widely read by lawyers, judges and members of the public.
I have been practising in immigration law for sixteen years. My career began at two charities, the Immigration Advisory Service and Refugee Legal Centre, and I came to private practice at the Bar in 2006. My work today covers the full range of immigration law, from asylum cases through to EU free movement law, thorny nationality law issues and representing high net worth clients and businesses.
About Seraphus Solicitors
Christopher Desira has been practicing immigration law for twelve years, he is the director and founder of Seraphus. He is a practicing Solicitor, and a qualified Immigration and Asylum Accredited Senior Caseworker and Supervisor. He was also a Level 3 Advisor under the OISC Scheme and has achieved a Masters in Human Rights Law from Birkbeck University.
Prior to Seraphus he was the head of the immigration department at Lawrence Lupin Solicitors. He has also worked at several charities including Bail for Immigration Detainees, the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants, and Freedom from Torture.
Christopher Benn has over twelve years of experience in immigration law, he is accredited as a Senior Caseworker and Supervisor under the Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme.
Prior to Seraphus he was a supervisor at Lawrence Lupin Solicitors, managing a team of experienced immigration lawyers, and a Level 3 Advisor under the OISC Scheme at Refugee Action.
Christopher Benn has a Masters in Human Rights Law from Essex University. He is also an experienced welfare lawyer and assists Mind, a charity that provides advice and support to anyone experiencing mental health problems.
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