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There is a lot going on in immigration law at the moment and we are looking to recruit more specialist contributors to Free Movement. If you can write fluently, you are interested in being read by a wide audience and you are fascinated by immigration law and practice then have a think about joining our small team of contributors.

We are particularly looking for people who can help with quick reaction legal analysis of case law and rule changes and are capable of seeing the wider impacts of changes to immigration law. There will also be opportunities to write about developments and themes in immigration law, policy and practice. Free Movement is a platform read by both fellow professionals (3,300 paying subscribers) and a wider audience (27,000 on our mailing list and 136,000 monthly users on average).

We particularly welcome interest from experienced immigration lawyers and we can help with structure, editing and so on. If you would like to contribute primarily or solely in relation to a niche area within immigration and asylum law – student visas or human trafficking, for example – that can be accommodated.

A successful applicant would (in no particular order):

  • Be in a position to respond quickly to new developments, meeting deadlines of between 4 and 72 hours
  • Be able to write fluently, stylishly and concisely
  • Be able to analyse, understand and explain complex legal concepts in simple, plain language
  • Be legally trained
  • Have experience in UK immigration law and practice
  • Be familiar with key sources of information on immigration law
  • Be highly computer literate and have experience of or easily be able to learn how to use WordPress and Slack software

Work would be undertaken remotely. A contributor need not be constantly available, but should be able to take work on consistently.

Fees payable for the work are negotiable but will be at a fixed rate agreed in advance, typically £80 for a “normal” case note of up to 1,000 words. Longer pieces of work would attract higher payments agreed in advance. We also offer contributors the opportunity to work on Free Movement training materials and ebooks where appropriate.

If you are interested, please get in touch by uploading below a one-page letter in PDF format setting out why you think you would be suitable. If you have written anything that has been published in print or online before (e.g. on your firm’s blog) please include a link or two. Do note that we will not be able to respond to all applicants.

The deadline for applications has now passed.

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CJ McKinney

CJ McKinney

CJ McKinney is a specialist on immigration law and policy. Formerly the editor of Free Movement, you will find a lot of articles by CJ here on this website! Twitter: @mckinneytweets.