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What is in Welcome to Britain: Fixing Our Broken Immigration System?

My book Welcome to Britain: Fixing Our Broken Immigration System launches today. I was delighted to see it getting some coverage in the Observer yesterday. If you haven’t already you can order a copy from Waterstones, Amazon or from your lo ...

29th June 2020 By

Online launch for Colin’s book Welcome to Britain: Fixing Our Broken Immigration System

We’re holding a free online event next Monday — our first ever live online event in fact — to mark the launch of my book, Welcome to Britain: Fixing Our Broken Immigration System. The book takes you behind the scenes of the United Ki ...

26th June 2020 By

Job ad: Solicitor / Caseworker / Barrister, Migrants’ Law Project

Migrants’ Law ProjectSolicitor/Caseworker/Barrister Salary Band £34,986 – £38,404A salary of £44,373 may be considered for those at Supervisor level with high levels of experience and expertise Annual leave: 25 days per annum plus bank holid ...

4th March 2020 By

Book review: (B)ordering Britain by Nadine El-Enany

In (B)ordering Britain: Law, Race and Empire, published last week by Manchester University Press, Nadine El-Enany argues that British nationality and immigration laws are acts of colonial theft. Having expropriated untold wealth from the countries com ...

18th February 2020 By

Job ad: lawyer (solicitor, barrister, IAAS Level 2 caseworker or OISC advisor), Safe Passage

Do you want to help child refugees access safe, legal routes to sanctuary?  Do you want to join a ground-breaking, determined and compassionate charity that is leading the fight for child refugees caught in limbo in Europe and elsewhere?  Safe Passa ...

19th December 2019 By

Book review: Hostile Environment by Maya Goodfellow

If you haven’t noticed immigrants being blamed for everything from crime to low wages and overstretched public services, you have not been paying attention. In Hostile Environment: How Immigrants Became Scapegoats, the writer, journalist and aca ...

16th December 2019 By

New book traces the “life cycle” of British citizenship

Citizenship in Times of Turmoil?, a book which I edited and published with Edward Elgar Law earlier this year, was launched a few days back. Hosted by the law firm Anthony Gold’s housing law team, the event was attended by legal practitioners, activ ...

4th December 2019 By

Job ad: immigration solicitor, Douglass Simon

Douglass Simon Solicitors, a highly regarded and established firm, seeks an ambitious Immigration solicitor to be based at our Richmond office. Richmond is an affluent area easily accessible by public transport. The firm: We are a well-established and ...

8th November 2019 By

Job ads: immigration consultant and immigration assistant, BIC

Breytenbachs Immigration Consultants Ltd, based in London (EC), have two positions available: one for an immigration consultant and one for an immigration assistant. OISC Level 2 Immigration Consultant * London EC We are inviting OISC registered consu ...

14th October 2019 By

Book review: The Windrush Betrayal by Amelia Gentleman

Amelia Gentleman will be familiar to Free Movement readers as the Guardian journalist who exposed what has become known as the Windrush scandal. Her account of what happened, how the scandal developed and why the Windrush generation experienced the pr ...

3rd October 2019 By

Job ad: lawyer (solicitor, barrister or OISC adviser), Safe Passage

Do you want to help child refugees access safe, legal routes to sanctuary? Do you want to join a ground-breaking, determined and compassionate charity that is leading the fight for child refugees caught in limbo in Europe and elsewhere? Safe Passage i ...

30th September 2019 By

Job ad: immigration solicitor, Katani & Co

Owing to continued and steady growth we are seeking to recruit an experienced immigration law solicitor. Whilst we will give due consideration to applicants from all levels of experience, we would particularly be interested to hear from practitioners ...

25th September 2019 By

Job ad: part-time immigration caseworker, Fernandes Vaz

We are seeking a bright and motivated person to manage immigration casework at Fernandes Vaz, a specialist immigration and nationality law firm based in Wembley.  You must have at least proven experience in casework and be able to manage your own wor ...

11th September 2019 By

Job ad: Solicitor / Caseworker / Barrister, Migrants’ Law Project at Islington Law Centre

Migrants’ Law ProjectSolicitor/Caseworker/Barrister Salary Band £34,986 – £38,404A salary of £44,373 may be considered for those at Supervisor level with high levels of experience and expertise Annual leave: 25 days per annum plus bank holiday ...

4th September 2019 By

Job ad: Head of Legal Practice, ATLEU

ATLEU job vacancy — Head of Legal Practice Hours: 35 per week (flexible and part-time working considered) Salary: circa £36,000 plus 5% employer pension contribution Leave: 28 days including bank holidays Location: London / Sheffield (regular t ...

27th August 2019 By

Job ad: Immigration Caseworker/Solicitor, Central England Law Centre

Role: Immigration Caseworker/Solicitor Hours: part-time 18.5 hrs Based: at our Coventry Office Salary: negotiable up to £29,704 pro rata based on experience and qualifications We seek an experienced caseworker to manage a specialist immigration and a ...

13th August 2019 By

Job ad: Immigration Caseworker / Solicitor, ATLEU

Post: Immigration caseworker / solicitor Reports to: Immigration supervisor Salary: £21,000 to £27,000 p/a (depending on experience and level of accreditation) Hours: 35 hours per week Leave: 28 days including bank holidays Location: Sheffield (with ...

25th July 2019 By

I advise investment visa clients. Channel 4’s undercover investigation was all too familiar

“I have a client,” said the tax lawyer with splayed finger tips connected, “and this client may or may not have deposited half a million pounds into a bank account in the Cayman Islands in the 1980s”. The room erupted with hearty laughs an ...

24th July 2019 By

Job ad: Senior Lawyer (Solicitor/Barrister), Safe Passage

Do you want to help child refugees access safe, legal routes to sanctuary? Do you want to join a ground-breaking, determined and compassionate charity that is leading the fight for child refugees caught in limbo in Europe and elsewhere? Safe Passage i ...

5th July 2019 By

How Twitter reacted to the BBC’s immigration law documentary

Last night the BBC concluded its three-part documentary about immigration lawyers and their clients, Who Should Get to Stay in the UK?. The series followed a variety of visa applicants and asylum seekers on their journey through the UK’s immigra ...

28th June 2019 By

Job ad: Head of Legal Protection, Helen Bamber Foundation

JOB TITLE: Head of Legal Protection  CONTRACT: Sabbatical Cover (10 months cover; full-time 37.5 hours per week) SALARY: £45,000 p.a.   BENEFITS: 22.5 days holiday, plus 4% matched pension contribution LOCATION: Camden, Central London ...

28th June 2019 By

Job ad: Public Law Solicitor and Training Lead, ATLEU

Post: Public or Immigration Law Solicitor and Training Lead Reports to: Head of Legal PracticeSalary: circa £33,000 p/a (depending on experience)                5% employer pension contributionHours: 35 hours per week (flexible or part-time w ...

20th June 2019 By

100 years of remembrance: Robert Graves and his neurasthenia

Back in 2012, I started what has become a tradition of posting remembrance poems linked to trauma. While most of us lawyers know nothing of war personally, many of our refugee clients have passed through something like it. The resulting trauma carries ...

11th November 2018 By

Job ad: trainee solicitor, Carter Thomas

Carter Thomas Solicitors is a leading UK immigration law firm listed in both The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners. We act for businesses, education providers and individuals requiring advice on an exciting range of immigration law issues. We offer ...

20th September 2018 By

Job ad: legal officer, UK Lesbian & Gay Immigration Group

  FULL- OR PART-TIME LEGAL OFFICER We have an exciting opportunity to advance the rights of LGBTQI+ asylum seekers and refugees! We are recruiting a legal officer to help improve the representation of LGBTQI+ asylum seekers and create change with ...

5th September 2018 By
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