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Described in the foreword by Upper Tribunal President Peter Lane as “an invaluable work for all who practise in the field of immigration law”, the Immigration Appeals and Remedies Handbook by Mark Symes and Peter Jorro has entered its second edition. Published earlier this year, it is available directly from...

3rd November 2021
BY Colin Yeo

TREC new post – OISC Level 2/3 Immigration Officer We are looking for a part-time immigration officer for 22.5 hours per week. Consideration will only be given to applications with relevant legal experience. Qualifications needed are OISC level 2/3. Salary and Benefits: £24,000 pro rata for OISC level 2 qualified...

1st November 2021
BY Free Movement

Today marks a significant date in the immigration lawyer’s calendar: it is 50 years exactly since the Immigration Act 1971 received royal assent. Free Movement staff have planned a party to celebrate the occasion (not).  The 1971 Act is the root of British immigration law. 50 years on, it seems...

28th October 2021
BY Larry Lock

There are only two things that legal aid lawyers can do to mitigate the losses they inevitably face by undertaking publicly funded advice work: reduce the time they put into each fixed fee case, or reduce the number of legally aided cases they take on.  This is the stark finding...

28th October 2021
BY Nick Nason

The legendary tome that is Macdonald’s needs no introduction for most immigration lawyers. It is the reference book on immigration law. If you want to know something and Google — or dare I say even Free Movement — fails you, this is the place to look it up. It’s certainly...

22nd October 2021
BY Colin Yeo

The first edition of The Refugee in International Law, written by Guy Goodwin-Gill, was published in 1983 and is considered the birth of modern refugee law. For the third edition in 2007 Goodwin-Gill was joined by Jane McAdam as co-author. The fourth edition has just been published and Goodwin-Gill and...

14th October 2021
BY Colin Yeo

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

6th October 2021
BY Free Movement

I’m a partner at Fragomen and we work in every bit of immigration, other than asylum. That means helping skilled people, entrepreneurs, families and others move to or stay in the UK, including pro bono support for vulnerable people who can’t afford a lawyer. It also means keeping people and...

10th August 2021
BY Ian Robinson

The Oxford Handbook of International Refugee Law, edited by Cathryn Costello, Michelle Foster and Jane McAdam and published in June 2021, is a massive book in every sense. Some five years in the making, running to 1,258 pages, consisting of 65 chapters, all by different authors (and sometimes multiple authors),...

15th July 2021
BY Colin Yeo

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 specialising in Immigration, Asylum & Human Rights law with an outstanding reputation for our work in this field. We...

21st June 2021
BY Free Movement

The now notorious conclusions of the Sewell Report on race relations in the UK are no doubt at odds with the experiences of many in this country, in particular migrant communities. Surprisingly, however, the report didn’t comment on Britain’s immigration system at all.  Leah Cowan’s Border Nation (Pluto Press) is...

20th May 2021
BY Larry Lock

On the face of it, the current immigration ‘system’ does not resemble a true system at all. A member of the public reading newspaper headlines about the latest immigration controversy; a migrant trying to understand what documents to include with an application; a lawyer attempting to explain the nonsensical requirements;...

28th April 2021
BY Colin Yeo

The second edition of Professor James Hathaway’s The Rights of Refugees Under International Law, to be published on 22 April 2021, is incredibly well-timed. Our government here in the United Kingdom is proposing “off-shore processing” of asylum claims — if an agreement can be reached with some other country to...

15th April 2021
BY Colin Yeo

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 Title: Director Salary: £36,000 –...

8th April 2021
BY Free Movement

Emma Harrison recently argued on this site for a “campaigning in the middle ground’’ approach to advocacy. A central element of this position is that we need to be engaging with those who don’t share our agenda. It is not new to suggest that we have more in common with...

31st March 2021
BY Rose Bewick

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 Duration: up to 31 March 2022 with possibility of extension  Salary: £17,821,9 to […]

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9th March 2021
BY Free Movement

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 2021 Location: Central London (nearest stations Barbican/Farringdon) – although currently working from home Reports...

10th February 2021
BY Free Movement

The hostile environment should be reformed by selective repeal of key provisions, addressing Home Office culture and improved routes to regularisation, an influential think tank has found. Beyond the hostile environment, a report released yesterday by the Institute for Public Policy Research, follows up on a previous look at the...

10th February 2021
BY Colin Yeo

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 and different locations in Hackney and Bethnal Green. Job Type: Full time – 35 hours Duration:...

3rd February 2021
BY Free Movement

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 and funding. Part time – 21 hours per week...

6th January 2021
BY Free Movement

EUSS Hub Coordinator £29,628 – £37,092 per annum, pro rata, dependent on experience. (This range is per our pay scale and will be adjusted accordingly). The deadline for applications is 11.59pm Monday 26th October 2020. Contract term: 12 months (with the potential for extension). Looking to ensure EU citizens’ rights are protected after...

8th October 2020
BY Free Movement

Sir James Munby once warned that public confidence in the family courts, which he ran between 2013 and 2018, was undermined by “ignorance, misunderstanding, misrepresentation or worse”. The problem affects all areas of law but takes different forms. “Ignorance”, to adopt Sir James’s blunt phrasing, arises from a lack of...

8th September 2020
BY CJ McKinney

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 expertiseAnnual leave: 25 days per annum plus bank holidays The Migrants’ Law Project, a dynamic public law and public legal education team at Islington Law...

17th August 2020
BY Free Movement

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 local bookshop. You can also order a signed copy directly from...

29th June 2020
BY Colin Yeo

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 Kingdom’s dysfunctional immigration system to look at...

26th June 2020
BY Colin Yeo

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 holidays The Migrants’ Law Project, a dynamic public law and public legal education team at Islington Law Centre that...

4th March 2020
BY Free Movement

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 comprising her empire, Britain used this seed capital to construct infrastructure, health, wealth, security, opportunity...

18th February 2020
BY Colin Yeo

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 is recruiting a Lawyer.  This is an exciting opportunity...

19th December 2019
BY Free Movement

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 academic Maya Goodfellow examines how this came to be. In short, decades of immigration policy...

16th December 2019
BY Colin Yeo

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, activists and academics of several disciplines. This was...

4th December 2019
BY Devyani Prabhat

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 multi-office practise. We have been serving the community for over two decades....

8th November 2019
BY Free Movement

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 consultants, Level 1 to apply for this permanent position.   Remuneration Package  The salary is...

14th October 2019
BY Free Movement

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 problems they did should be compulsory reading for all Home Office...

3rd October 2019
BY Colin Yeo

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 is recruiting two Lawyers. 1 permanent position and 1...

30th September 2019
BY Free Movement

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 with extensive experience and varied background.  The successful candidate must possess or...

25th September 2019
BY Free Movement

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 workload. Accuracy and attention to detail are important factors. ...

11th September 2019
BY Free Movement

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 holidays The Migrants’ Law Project are looking for a solicitor, caseworker, or barrister to join our dynamic...

4th September 2019
BY Free Movement

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 travel required) This is an exciting opportunity to join the award winning legal charity ATLEU (Anti...

27th August 2019
BY Free Movement

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 asylum advice service for victims of domestic violence. Central England Law Centre is the UK’s...

13th August 2019
BY Free Movement

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 regular visits to ATLEU’s London office) This newly-created role aims to increase ATLEU’s provision of...

25th July 2019
BY Free Movement
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