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Job ad: Crowley & Company

Crowley & Company is a well-established Cardiff firm specialising in asylum, human rights, immigration and nationality law.  We seek an experienced caseworker to join our small specialist team. We are looking for someone who is competent in condu ...

15th August 2017 By

Full day EU immigration law conference: Glasgow, 8 September 2017

Following a great deal of interest on the Free Movement Forum about a members meet up, Bilaal Shabbir of MBS Solicitors in Scotland has taken the initiative to arrange this in the form of an event in Scotland. An EU themed immigration law conference h ...

9th August 2017 By

An immigration lawyer reviews Paddington

In tribute to beloved author Michael Bond (1926-2017), who died yesterday, I am republishing this blog post reviewing the film Paddington, based on the character created by Bond. The blog post was originally published on 1 December 2014 and versions ...

29th June 2017 By

Book review: Bureaucracy, Law and Dystopia in the United Kingdom’s Asylum System by John Campbell

The first thing to say about this book is that it has a really excellent and entirely appropriate title. The contents do not fail to deliver. Campbell seeks to place immigration and asylum decision making by officials and judges within a wider context ...

19th May 2017 By

Job ad: Solicitor / IAAS Level 2 Caseworker at JCWI (full time)

Do you want to play an important role in a high profile national charity? JCWI (Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants) is looking for a dynamic and committed Solicitor or Level 2 caseworker with at least 2-3 years’ experience of working in imm ...

8th May 2017 By

Book review: Nationality and Statelessness in the International Law of Refugee Status by Eric Fripp

In this thoughtful and full exploration of refugee law, nationality and statelessness Eric Fripp explores some interesting and underdeveloped themes. Added to his earlier and excellent work from 2015, The Law and Practice of Expulsion and Exclusion fr ...

27th April 2017 By

Job ad: UK Migration Lawyers

UK Migration Lawyers is excited to be seeking an immigration caseworker to join its Birmingham based team. We are seeking a candidate with immigration law experience who is passionate, organised, self-motivated and who want to show their abilities in ...

17th April 2017 By

Job ad: Head of Legal Protection & Medico-Legal Services, Helen Bamber Foundation

The Helen Bamber Foundation is renowned for its work with refugees and asylum seekers who have experienced torture, human trafficking and other forms of extreme human cruelty. We are looking for an experienced legal expert to provide direction to the ...

23rd March 2017 By

Taimour Lay on Do It Yourself fresh asylum and human rights claims: video

A DIY approach is difficult in immigration law. Hardly a year goes by without the higher courts complaining about “a degree of complexity which even the Byzantine emperors would have envied” [as lamented by Jackson LJ in 2013]. This is even more o ...

8th January 2016 By

Book review: Immigration Appeals and Remedies Handbook by Symes and Jorro

IMMIGRATION APPEALS AND REMEDIES HANDBOOK By Mark Symes and Peter Jorro (Bloomsbury, 2015) (£37.40) When the President of the Upper Tribunal, Immigration and Asylum Chamber writes a foreword, and the foreword concludes with the words “This is…. a ...

5th January 2016 By

Phelan and Gillespie Immigration Law Handbook 9th edition ebook review

Christmas gift guide edition Is the ebook edition of Phelan and Gillespie’s Immigration Law Handbook (9th edition) the ideal Christmas gift for the immigration lawyer you have the misfortune of loving or being related to? With only two days to ...

23rd December 2015 By

Review: Finding Home: Real Stories of Migrant Britain

Finding Home: Real Stories of Migrant Britain is a new book by Emily Dugan. Emily is Social Affairs Editor at The Independent and has reported with empathy on immigration issues on a number of occasions. I generally try to avoid films, television and ...

3rd August 2015 By

Review: Detention Under the Immigration Acts by Denholm and Dunlop

What feels like months ago now I was kindly provided with a review copy of Detention Under the Immigration Acts: Law and Practice by Graham Denholm and Rory Dunlop with Lisa Giovannetti QC as Consultant Editor. It has taken me this long to do the actu ...

29th June 2015 By

Review: Hathaway and Foster, The Law of Refugee Status 2nd edition

Professor Hathaway’s original Law of Refugee Status has near mythical status in the lexicon of asylum lawyers. Published as it was in 1991, it was one of the first texts in the field, emanating from a time when English refugee law comprised largely ...

10th June 2015 By

TEDx talk video: The Human Cost of Borders

This is just in from my TEDx talk on the human cost of borders a couple of weeks ago: The editors have done a great job chopping out a bit near the start where I forgot some text for a slide! You can also see the excellent other talks at the same eve ...

6th May 2015 By

Ninth edition of Macdonald’s Immigration Law and Practice now available

The ninth edition of Macdonald’s Immigration Law and Practice is now available for purchase. Fully updated with material on the Immigration Act 2014 and much, much more, this is an essential text for any serious immigration lawyer. You can pick ...

24th April 2015 By

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