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Birmingham Law Society Immigration Committee is formed

The Birmingham Law Society has 13 professional sub committees, each dealing with a different area of legal practice meeting regularly to review and discuss relevant legislation, news and other issues affecting their sector of expertise.

Further to lobbying by several BLS members it was noted that despite there being a large number of Immigration lawyers in Birmingham and the surrounding areas,  BLS did not have a dedicated immigration committee.

Guy Barnett Director at BLS comments:

“Several members have made representations to me over the last few months regarding the creation of an Immigration Committee within BLS to effectively represent the interests of those practising within this area.

Having obtained the permission of Council and Board to investigate the viability of forming this committee it was a pleasure to be able to co-ordinate the inaugural meeting of this group to elect a chairperson and formulate terms of reference to facilitate its creation”.

The inaugural meeting was held on the 2nd March 2023 at Axiom DWFM’S offices at Colmore Row Birmingham

Sabina Kauser, Head of the Immigration department at Axiom DWFM in Birmingham, was elected as the chair of the committee and stated

“I am happy to have been appointed as the Chair of the BLS immigration committee and look forward to bringing together likeminded professionals in the field to review and discuss key issues affecting the sector and seeking to develop best practice and improve the perception of the sector in the public eye.  Through the committees’ activities I would like to demonstrate that global mobility via immigration and emigration continues to be integral to economic growth and development of employment, investment, health and tourism across the globe.” 

The immigration committee is currently seeking further members to join to effectively represent all immigration practitioners.

If you are an immigration practitioner based in Birmingham or the surrounding areas and would like to be a member of the committee, contact Sabina Kauser at [email protected]

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