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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 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 that puts their best interests at heart says the Law Society.

    2 July 2018
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    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

    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

    Asylum and immigration fee reversal welcomed

    The Law Society has welcomed the government's announcement to withdraw and review recent immigration and asylum fee increases.

    25 November 2016
    Press release
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