In an article for Free Movement, partner Jawaid Luqmani outlines the new guidance for immigration work published by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) on 23 November 2022.

The Immigration and Asylum Thematic Review and new Immigration work – Guidance address three main areas of immigration and asylum services: the quality of services provided, supervision, and complaints and reports of misconduct.

The key findings are:

  • most clients were given the opportunity to review and amend key documentation, though not all files recorded this;
  • most firms had a good understanding of what makes a client vulnerable, though few firms recorded this on file;
  • the strengths and weaknesses of a case are not always recorded on file; and
  • firms could do more to make sure clients understand the strengths and weaknesses of the case and the options open to them.

Click here to read the full article on Free Movement.

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