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New migration pro bono law clinic launches at University of Sussex

A pro bono law clinic that provides migrants faced with immigration and asylum legal challenges with free legal advice has launched at the University of Sussex.

Headed up by immigration and asylum law barrister, Dr William McCready, the Migration Law Clinic runs weekly at the University of Sussex Law School and is facilitated and researched by third-year and postgraduate law students. The student advisers all take immigration and asylum law and provide advice to clients of the Clinic as well as helping to draft legal documents under the supervision of, and in consultation with, Dr McCready.

The Migration Law Clinic provides advice across a number of issues focusing on asylum claims, including claims based on persecution due to political activity, and family reunion applications under Article 8 of the European Convention of Human Rights.

The Migration Law Clinic is currently run on an appointment-only basis. Interpreters are provided and client travel to and from the Clinic will be reimbursed. Currently clients are being referred by local refugee and asylum charities such as Voices in Exile, but anyone seeking advice on the issues covered in the Clinic can make direct contact with the University of Sussex Law School via: migrationlaw@sussex.ac.uk / 01273 876797.

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