Our mission is to make good quality and clear information available to all those 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. We provide blog posts, webinars, courses at OISC Level 1 and OISC Level 2, loads of other courses, ebooks, a members’ forum and we have partnered with Seraphus Solicitors to provide fixed price legal advice to members of the public.

The website was founded by barrister Colin Yeo in 2007 to keep himself up to date by writing about new developments, to think things through and to have some fun. Colin continues to manage the blog and is now helped by Editor Sonia Lenegan, Training Manager Jasmine Quiller-Doust, Editorial and Training Assistant Rachel Whickman, Operations Manager Faye Clowes and a team of expert contributors from across the immigration and asylum advice sector.


Colin Yeo is a barrister practicing at Garden Court Chambers in London. His work ranges from business and sensitive personal immigration issues to family immigration work, nationality opinions and asylum cases. His practice has covered the full spectrum of immigration law.

Colin is regularly quoted in the media and has featured in The TimesThe TelegraphThe EconomistThe New YorkerThe New York TimesThe GuardianThe IndependentThe Mirror and The Daily Mail. He has given evidence in Parliament to various committees and is ranked as a leading immigration law specialist in the legal directories.


Sonia is the Editor at Free Movement. She manages the day to day running of the website, writes many articles herself and commissions others. If you are interested in pitching an article, please check our contributor guidelines first.

Before joining Free Movement, Sonia worked as a qualified solicitor and then as Legal Director of the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association (ILPA) and, separately, as Legal and Advocacy Director at Rainbow Migration.


Jasmine is the Training Manager at Free Movement. She is responsible for addressing the training needs of members, keeping the courses and eBooks up to date and creating new courses with helpful material on common immigration law problems faced by lawyers and members of the public.

Before joining Free Movement, Jasmine worked in private practice as an immigration solicitor where she specialised in asylum and protection. She is also a founding member and director of Samos Volunteers, a non-profit organisation providing support to refugees and asylum seekers in Greece.


Rachel Whickman is the Editorial and Training Assistant at Free Movement.

Rachel began her career as a Home Office Decision Maker before becoming an advisor in an Initial Accommodation Centre for Migrant Help. Rachel then moved into private practice as an immigration advisor where she specialised in personal and family immigration matters.


Faye Clowes looks after operations at Free Movement, where she ensures a smooth and responsive experience for our readers. Since 2017, she has been the main contact for reader enquiries and support. Faye is committed to addressing the needs of our community with efficiency and care.


The video link and application checking services available on this website are provided by Seraphus Solicitors.

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.

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 and work closely with the EU Delegation to the UK on the settled status scheme for EU citizens.

If you have a question about our online legal services please call us on ‭0044 7538 208096‬ or 0044 208 811 1532.

What People Say

Subscribing to Free Movement has been the best decision I’ve made this year. It is written in user friendly language, always topical and easily read. A must buy for both speed readers and those who want more detail from the authors and forums.


I consulted Chris Desira of Seraphus Ltd via the free movement site twice and found the advice both helpful and reassuring. Chris had clearly put time and care into preparation for my sessions and addressed my concerns in a very competent and serious manner. I would recommend his services to anyone looking for advice on their situation, particularly with Brexit coming up.


Hi Colin, big thank you for your tutorial on electronic form for permanent residence for EU citizens. I followed it, applied in January and got my card back a month later. Definitely fast track!


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