The Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association is a membership organisation established in 1984 by a group of leading immigration law practitioners to:

  • Promote and improve the advising and representation of immigrants
  • Provide information to members and others on domestic and European immigration, asylum and nationality law
  • Secure a non-racist, non-sexist, just and equitable system of immigration refugee and nationality law practice
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Statelessness and Applications for Leave to Remain: a best practice guide

ILPA and the University of Liverpool Law Clinic publish a guide to making applications for leave to remain as a stateless person on 3 November 2016. Cases of stateless persons may crop up in any area of immigration, asylum and nationality practice and it is vital to know what to do. The authors of the guide, Dr Sarah Woodhouse and Judith Carter of the University of Liverpool Law Clinic have developed considerable expertise in the UK procedure and have written this timely and clear in-depth guide to making applications under Part 14 of the immigration rules. Copies are available from ILPA - send an A4 stamped addressed envelope with stamps to the value of £1.46. Copies are also available to those attending meetings and working groups at the ILPA secretariat.

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The result of the European Union referendum has been confirmed, and the UK has voted to leave the EU. While the position as regards our future relationship with the EU is highly uncertain at this time, it is clear this result could have significant implications for EEA nationals and theri family members, and potentially more widely on the shape of UK immigration control.  The European working group is elading the work as regards what next steps shoudl be taken by ILPA, and would encourage members to join the working group and come along to the next meeting on the 15th September.  Prior to the referendum ILPA commissioned and published a set of position papers on legal issues relating to the EU referendum, which may be of interest to members at this time.  Of the papers below the folloiwng detail the impliactions of a vote to leave the EU:

  • The impact of Brexit
  • The implications of UK withdrawal for immigration policy and nationality law: Irish aspects
  • The implications for Scotland of a vote in the EU referendum for the UK to leave the EU

In addition ILPA produced a briefing for a 10 minute rule bill on persons exercising rights under EU law and their position in the event of the UK leaving the EU, 8 July 2016 available from the Briefings page.