Legal test when arguing suicide risk to challenge removal

New from the Upper Tribunal: MY (Suicide risk after Paposhvili) Occupied Palestinian Authority [2021] UKUT 232 (IAC). The case is about migrants who seek to rely on Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights to resist removal from the UK on ...

16th September 2021 By

Job ad: solicitor / caseworker / barrister, Migrants’ Law Project

Migrants’ Law Project (MLP) Solicitor/Caseworker/Barrister Salary Band £34,986 – £38,404A salary of up to £44,373 may be considered for those at Supervisor level with high levels of experience and expertise  We are seeking a solicitor/case ...

14th September 2021 By

Coronavirus and the UK immigration system

This is where we keep tabs on changes to UK immigration laws, rules and procedures brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. We’ve been trying to keep this post continually up to date rather than covering new coronavirus developments as separate b ...

6th September 2021 By

New First-tier Tribunal judges named

The Senior President of Tribunals has appointed six new immigration judges since we last checked in on recruitment: Abdullah Khurram, 39, immigration and criminal defence solicitor  Rachel Galloway, 39, barrister formerly at Kings Chambers in Manches ...

24th August 2021 By

Job ad: Legal and Policy Director, Rainbow Migration

Rainbow Migration, the leading UK charity dedicated to supporting LGBTQI+ people through the asylum and immigration system, is recruiting a dynamic new position of Legal & Policy Director. We have built an impressive reputation for the quality and ...

13th August 2021 By

Upper Tribunal forced to U-turn on “new matters” appeal loophole

In Hydar (s 120 response; s 85 “new matter”: Birch) [2021] UKUT 176 (IAC), the Upper Tribunal has done an unwilling U-turn on the earlier case of Birch (precariousness and mistake; new matters) [2020] UKUT 86 (IAC). Raising “new matters” in a ...

9th August 2021 By

Job ad: professional support lawyer, East Midlands Strategic Migration Partnership

Professional Support Lawyer – Immigration (Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children and Refugees) East Midlands Strategic Migration Partnership (EMSMP) Grade J £45,859 (annual pay increase pending) 37 hours per week Fixed term: two years  (with poten ...

3rd August 2021 By

Free Movement is on holiday – back 2 August

Both the editor and deputy editor are away on holiday during the week beginning 26 July 2021, so the website will go quiet for one week. We’ll be back up and running on Monday 2 August. Free Movement’s administrator will be on hand to supp ...

23rd July 2021 By

Immigration law and mental capacity webinar

The charity Migrants Organise has arranged a Zoom seminar on dealing with complex mental health issues in immigration and asylum cases. It takes place on 29 July 2021 at 5pm; the keynote speaker is Helen Rimington, a senior immigration judge at the Up ...

23rd July 2021 By

Welsh government publishes guide to assessing age of unaccompanied children

Further to Sarah’s discussion of age assessments elsewhere on the site today, a quick note that the Welsh government recently published a “toolkit” for social workers carrying out such assessments on behalf of councils in that jurisd ...

20th July 2021 By

Job ad: immigration advice manager and senior immigration adviser, Settled

Settled has vacancies for 2 immigration advisers interested in setting up new services for EU citizens in Scotland and North West England.  The deadline for applications to the EU Settlement Scheme has just passed — now the real work begins ...

16th July 2021 By

Job ad: immigration caseworkers, UK Migration Lawyers

UK Migration Lawyers is excited to be seeking two immigration caseworkers to join its Birmingham based team. We are seeking candidates with strong immigration law experience who are passionate, driven, organised, self-motivated and who want to show th ...

9th July 2021 By

Job ad: lawyer, Safe Passage

Lawyer £28,000 – 34,000 per annum (depending on experience) Permanent, Full-Time (37.5 hrs per week) OR part-time 80% FTE Member of the UK Legal and Arrivals Team London office (currently working remotely due to Covid-19 restrictions) Reporting ...

2nd July 2021 By

Jobs: solicitors, caseworkers, paralegals and training contracts, BHD Solicitors

Job advertisement – June 2021 Immigration Solicitors/Senior & Advanced IAAS Accredited Caseworkers and paralegals with or without IAAS accreditation Training Contracts Available Barnes Harrild & Dyer Solicitors is a leading law firm special ...

21st June 2021 By

Job ad: corporate immigration specialist, ebl miller rosenfalck

Corporate immigration specialist  An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced corporate immigration solicitor to join our immigration team at ebl miller rosenfalck.  International is in our firm’s DNA. We act for a broad range of clients ...

14th June 2021 By

New immigration judges announced

Three new immigration judges have been appointed to the First-tier Tribunal: Jonathan Austin, 56, criminal barrister at Linenhall Chambers Roxanne Frantzis, 41, barrister and head of immigration at KBW Chambers Trevor Hatton, 47, previously public law ...

8th June 2021 By

Report launch 8 June: deportability and UK families

New research being launched on 8 June explores the impact of the UK’s immigration system on mixed-nationality families. At a webinar chaired by Baroness Shami Chakrabati, Dr Melanie Griffiths will speak about her research into how UK families are af ...

7th June 2021 By

Ad: British nationality assessments at the touch of a button

British Nationality assessments at the touch of a button 10% discount for Free Movement subscribers who sign up before August 2021* Aora ND is a cloud-based service that can determine if a person has, or qualifies for, a grant of British citizenship, ...

7th June 2021 By

Job ad: immigration caseworker, We Belong

We Belong is a migrant youth-led charity based in London. We Belong exists to ensure young migrants living in the UK are treated equally and fairly in the society they call home. We Belong works with and for young migrants to hold those in power to ac ...

24th May 2021 By

OISC tightens the rules on resitting Level 1 exams

Would-be immigration advisers applying for Level 1 registration with the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) now only have one shot at passing the exam. Instead of having two goes at it, those who fail first time will need to re-app ...

18th May 2021 By

Job ad: immigration solicitor, MBS Solicitors

Position: Solicitor (Immigration Law – 2+ years PQE) Term: Permanent (Full-time)  Location: MBS Solicitors, 150-152 Gorgie Road, Edinburgh, EH11 2NT MBS Solicitors are an award-winning, modern and busy firm established in Edinburgh since 2010. ...

22nd April 2021 By

Job ad: operations manager, Turpin Miller Solicitors

[Note 16/07/21: This position has now been filled] Law Firm Operations Manager A new position based primarily in our Oxford office with the possibility of remote working and part time or a flexible working week. Salary from £32,500 per annum pro rata ...

15th April 2021 By

Jobs: director, trustees and advisory panel members, Refugee Legal Support

Refugee Legal Support is recruiting for a director, as well as bringing on board new trustees and advisory panel members. The job description for each role is below, or you can download each one as a separate pdf from the RLS website. 1. Director Job ...

8th April 2021 By

Job ad: head of personal migration and protection, Roelens Solicitors

Head of Personal Migration and Protection: Oxford/London [Merger opportunity] We are a young and dynamic specialist Immigration law firm based in Oxford with strong links to London. We seek a qualified solicitor or barrister with a minimum of three ye ...

1st April 2021 By

Job ad: immigration/EUSS programme manager, East European Resource Centre

Job details Role Title: Immigration/EUSS Programme Manager  Grade: C  Salary: £32,029 – £35,934 per annum pro rata, depending on experience  Hours: Full time  Contract: Permanent   Location: London  Reports to: Deputy CEO  Background  ...

26th March 2021 By

No role for Parliamentary reports in immigration appeals

The Upper Tribunal has rejected an attempt to put a report by an unofficial grouping of MPs into evidence in an English language testing appeal. The case is DK and RK (Parliamentary privilege; evidence) India [2021] UKUT 61 (IAC) and the official head ...

23rd March 2021 By

Immigration judges asked to please read all the paperwork

The powers that be at the Upper Tribunal have given us five new reported decisions this week, at least one of which could really have been an email. The official headnote to SYR (PTA; electronic materials) Iraq [2021] UKUT 64 (IAC) reads: As paper is ...

19th March 2021 By

Government plans to abolish Cart judicial review

The report of the Independent Review of Administrative Law will be published this week and the Justice Secretary will on Thursday set out plans for reducing the use of judicial review in immigration cases, the Telegraph reports. The paper says that th ...

15th March 2021 By

Jobs: immigration advisor and volunteer coordinator, Praxis

Two new roles here with the charity Praxis, the first closing on 19 March 2021 and the second on 26 March. 1. Hackney Immigration Advisor Location: Remote working and different East London locations  Job Type: 21 hours – Part time FTE 0.6 D ...

9th March 2021 By

Jobs: Legal & Parliamentary Officer and Membership & Information Officer, ILPA

Two different roles here with the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association; do note the different closing dates (24 Feb and 22 Feb respectively). 1. Legal & Parliamentary Officer Job Title: Legal and Parliamentary Officer Start date: April ...

10th February 2021 By

Jobs: five immigration advisor and project coordinator roles, Praxis

Praxis, a dynamic, award-winning human rights charity supporting migrants in crisis or at-risk, is recruiting for several different roles as outlined below. Hackney Project Co-ordinator and Senior Immigration Caseworker Location: Mix of remote working ...

3rd February 2021 By

Job ad: senior immigration advisor / solicitor, Seraphus

Vacancy: Senior immigration advisor/solicitor     Organisation: Seraphus Salary: Minimum £36,000 per annum – maximum dependent on experience Location: The vacancy is full-time, five days per week, in London. We support flexible working hours with ...

19th January 2021 By

Jobs: project casework supervisor and project coordinator, Refugee Legal Support

Two separate roles here with Refugee Legal Support, both for a new Family Reunion from Europe pro bono project; job descriptions for each one as follows. 1. Project Casework Supervisor 6-month initial contract with a view to extension subject to need ...

6th January 2021 By

Job ad: Newham immigration advisor, Praxis

Job Title: Newham Immigration Advisor Location: Remote working and different London locations.  Job Type: Full time 35 hours  Duration: Fixed contract up to 30th September 2021 with possibility of extension.  Category: Advice, Information, Legal  ...

18th December 2020 By

Helpline for advice on immigration appeals dismissed under unlawful Covid guidance

Immigration charity JCWI has set up a helpline for people to seek advice if they had an appeal dismissed under Upper Tribunal guidance that was later found to be unlawful. A guidance note encouraging Upper Tribunal judges to decide appeals “on t ...

10th December 2020 By

Job ad: consultancy services for Latin American House

REVIEW AND DEVELOPMENT OF LATIN AMERICAN HOUSE LEGAL AND SOCIAL WELFARE ADVICE SERVICES CONSULTANCY SERVICES INVITATION TO TENDER Purpose Latin American House (LAH) wishes to procure consultancy services to help us to improve and increase the provisio ...

30th November 2020 By

Job ad: Migration Coordinator, The Connection at St Martin’s

Central London, like many cities across the world, is an exciting and stimulating place. However, for some, it is a place to go when things have gone profoundly wrong and there is nowhere else. When people are on the edge, homeless, isolated and in de ...

23rd November 2020 By

Job ad: caseworker, Safe Passage

Caseworker Salary £25,500 – 27,500 pro rata per annum (depending on experience) 0.8 FTE (30 hrs per week, flexible working requests will be considered) One-year fixed term contract UK Legal and Arrivals Team London office (currently working remotel ...

4th November 2020 By

Job ad: OISC Level 2 and 3 manager, adviser and caseworker roles, RAMFEL

The Refugee and Migrant Forum of Essex and London (RAMFEL) is a not for profit organisation led by the needs of the individuals and communities we work with. Our focus is on providing immigration advice, destitution services, integration support and c ...

3rd November 2020 By

Job ad: accredited immigration adviser, Citizens Advice Portsmouth

Accredited Immigration Adviser (OISC level 3 or IAAS level 2) Hours: 37 Salary: £35k pa Type of contract: 6-month fixed term with strong possibility of further extension Location: Citizens Advice Portsmouth head office / remote Our Purpose To provid ...

19th October 2020 By
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