The MLP’s work has three main aspects:

Co-ordinating legal strategy: We are a point of contact for practitioners, NGOs, groups and activists working with migrants, refugees and asylum seekers to share information about current issues of concern. We run a Forum sharing details of legal developments, training notes, and provide an online space for Forum members to discuss issues of concern and share strategy, tactics, and developments.

Advice and representation: We provide expert legal advice and support to organisations working with migrants, refugees and asylum seekers. The MLP assists groups in developing effective legally informed strategies and tools for negotiation with the UK Border Agency and other government bodies. We represent individuals or organisations to litigate in the public interest where it has not been possible to achieve a just outcome through negotiation. Visit our cases pages for further information.

Public Legal Education: The MLP promotes legal education and debate on issues surrounding legal representation of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers. This work provides an understanding of the immigration and asylum legal process and develops skills to enable non-lawyers to negotiate more effectively with the UKBA and other governmental and quasi-governmental bodies. Training is provided for free, and training notes are available via the online resource. We also provide briefing notes and updates on important legal developments in the sector. For more information please see our resources section.


Solicitors: Sonal Ghelani, Daniel Rourke

Project Coordinator: Katie Commons

The Migrants’ Law Project is part of Islington Law Centre, registered charity number 268468. Islington Law Centre’s VAT registration number is 330653972.