Qualifications

LL.B (Hons) University of Dundee

Dip. L.P. University of Strathclyde

Special interests

Employment

Immigration and asylum

Public law, including judicial review and human rights

Biography

Solicitor to British Railways Board (Scotland) 1986-93. Founded and ran LSA's Refugee Legal Project 2001 - 6.

Publication – ‘Civil Penalties against employers of illegal workers: judicial and extra judicial remedies’ S.L.T. 2012, 17, 99-104. Extensive experience in immigration, asylum, housing and social security, with recent involvement in defending asylum-seekers from criminal charges,  representing victims of trafficking, and assisting employers of migrant workers in matters involving suspension and revocation of Tier 2 licences and civil penalties. Currently a director of Renfrewshire Law Centre and a co-ordinator of Glasgow University's 
programme 'Immigration and Asylum law and practice: Releasing Expertise, Sharing Knowledge and Realising Rights.' Current focus of interest is 'crimmigration,' the overlap between crime and migration.

Cases

KY v SSHD [2014] SC (UKSC) 183

JB (Nigeria) [2014] CSOH 126

OCO [2012] CSIH 65

YMCA Glasgow v Hamad 2013 Hous. L.R. 81

Birgul Guven 2010 SC 555