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    Child asylum cases must be dealt with fairly and transparently

    Asylum claims by unaccompanied children must be dealt with transparently, putting their best interests at its heart, the Law Society of England and Wales said today.

    1 August 2018
    Press release

    Child asylum seekers deserve better

    Asylum claims by unaccompanied children must be dealt with through a transparent process which puts their best interests at its heart, the Law Society of England and Wales said.

    2 July 2018
    Press release

    Windrush crisis underscores need for immigration legal aid

    Cuts to legal aid for immigration issues mean members of the Windrush generation may be denied justice as they try to settle their status and rebuild their lives, the Law Society of England and Wales warned today.

    1 May 2018
    Press release

    Failures in UK immigration and asylum undermine the rule of law

    UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) faces possibly the largest single influx of applications in its history as EU nationals seek to settle their status - but the system is already problematic.

    12 April 2018
    Press release

    From refugee to Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year

    I was inspired to study law by the legal aid solicitor who helped me with my asylum case. My solicitor was really good, but I could see that many other asylum seekers were suffering badly without any proper representation.

    12 March 2018
    Blog

    Immigration Appeals

    Implementing good practice and effective case management in the conduct of an immigration appeal is crucial to achieving the best possible outcome for your client.

    7 December 2017
    Practice note

    I'm detained, and it’s killing me

    I'm detained, but I'm not a criminal. I'm detained and no one can tell me when I'll be released. How do you respond to hearing such truths? This is the truth that many solicitors hear every day.

    5 December 2017
    Blog

    Excellence Awards: Q&A with nominee Adam Tear

    Adam Tear, Howe+Co, discusses his personal highlights of the year, the challenges facing solicitor advocates, his advice for solicitor advocates, and more.

    6 October 2017
    Feature

    Accelerated asylum appeals put speed before justice

    Accelerating the appeals process for people seeking asylum who have been detained would risk undermining justice and fairness.

    18 April 2017
    Press release

    Brexit Motions and EU Human Rights

    The House of Commons and House of Lords are both on recess. The House of Commons will return on Tuesday 18 April. The House of Lords will return on Monday 24 April.

    10 April 2017
    Blog
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