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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Ian Macdonald QC   ILPA  was greatly saddened to learn of the death of  Ian Macdonald QC.  Ian was President of ILPA for 24 years, retiring from his role in 2014.  Ian was instrumental in the setting up of ILPA and his commitment to create an organisation with a strong secretariat backed by a chair and committee of trustee practitioners was achieved.  During Ian's time as President, ILPA developed and grew significantly as an organisation. Despite his retirement from the role of President, Ian remained closely involved in our work.  Ian's contribution to the field of immigration law was immense and he will be sorely missed by ILPA and all of our members. 
ILPA's thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues at this time. 
ILPA paid a tribute to Ian and his work at our AGM on the 23rd November 2019 and we will also have features in our December monthly and our annual report for 18/19. 

ILPA also has a memorial book which members can contribute to - we will be bringing the book to working group meetings and it is available at ILPA's office.  If you would like us to add a comment to this book on your behalf please email [email protected] 

We will keep members updated on any other planned tributes to Ian. 


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