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 14,000 email subscribers.
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 17 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.
Christopher Desira, Seraphus Solicitors
I am a senior solicitor in immigration law. I am qualified under the Law Society’s Immigration and Asylum Accredited Scheme as a Senior Caseworker and Supervisor, and I have a Masters in Human Rights from Birkbeck University. I have worked at charities called Bail for Immigration Detainees and the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants, and I continue to help another called Freedom from Torture.
With that experience I founded Seraphus, a law firm specialising in immigration and human rights law. 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.
Christopher Benn, Seraphus Solicitors
I have spent twelve years specialising in immigration law. I am accredited as a Senior Caseworker and Supervisor under the Law Society’s Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme. I have a Masters in Human Rights from Essex University and I am also an experienced welfare advisor having worked at Mind, a charity that provides advice and support to anyone experiencing mental health problems.
I have worked with Christopher Desira to help build Seraphus into a unique firm, one that is innovative, modern and focused on you. 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.