What is the immigration and asylum law accreditation?

The immigration and asylum law accreditation provides recognised quality standards for Immigration & Nationality  practitioners. It is designed to cover all aspects of Immigration and nationality Law. Accreditation covers all practitioners providing advice and can be used as a quality mark for privately funded work.

Members will have shown, to the satisfaction of the Law Society, that they have and will maintain a high level of knowledge, skills, experience and practice in the area of asylum law.

Who is membership for?

The accreditation is designed for practitioners with differing levels of experience of immigration and asylum practice:

solicitors or FILEX who hold a practising certificate, normally free of conditions
barristers in independent practice
non-solicitors employed in a practice or an organisation that is regulated by the OISC or SRA
And who are able to demonstrate awareness and knowledge of asylum law at several levels.

What are the benefits of accreditation?

It shows members maintain relevant standards of competency and expertise in their field through re-accreditation
It demonstrates members conform to a best-practice quality mark that prospective clients can trust
It ensures that clients can confidently select a qualified professional with proven competency in giving Immigration and Asylum advice.