Ben is an experienced advocate at Immigration and Asylum Tribunals.
Ben qualified as a Solicitor in 2008 but has been working in and around Immigration & Asylum law since 2004, gaining accreditation from the Law Society on the introduction of the immigration accreditation scheme.
Having converted to law from a degree in mathematics and statistics, he is now an experienced and successful advocate in both the First Tier and Upper Tier of the Immigration Tribunal.
Ben has dealt with a wide range of cases, but currently limits the number of clients he has due to his other commitments and specialises in representing children & undertaking advocacy at the Immigration Tribunal.
Ben’s other role is as the firm’s “Liaison” to the Legal Aid Agency, responsible for managing our Legal Aid contracts and allowing other Solicitors working in Legal Aid to concentrate on their clients.
Away from the office, Ben is also working to increase awareness amongst in the general public, particularly in migrant communities, on the availability of Legal Aid, as the Government continues to reduce access to it.
Ben has organised educational talks for Yorkshire based Human Rights charities and not-for-profit organisations, covering both changes to Immigration law and to Legal Aid.
Part of Ben’s weekly routine is to visit the British Red Cross office in Armley, to Supervise their project
helping Refugees to be reunited with their families overseas. You can find more information about this project here.