About ILPA

The Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association (ILPA) is a professional association the majority of whose members are barristers, solicitors, advocates and OISC regulated advisers practising in all aspects of immigration, asylum and nationality law. Academics, non-governmental organisations and individuals with a substantial interest in the law are also members.

Founded in 1984 by leading practitioners in the field, ILPA exists to promote and improve advice and representation in immigration, asylum and nationality law, through an extensive programme of training and disseminating information and by providing research and opinion that draw on the experiences of members.  ILPA is represented on numerous Government, official and non-Governmental advisory groups and regularly provides evidence to parliamentary and official enquiries.

ILPA is a registered charity (No. 1155286) and a company limited by guarantee (No. 2350422).  The Committee of Trustees is elected annually by the membership. The work of members is supported by a Secretariat of paid staff. 

Our role and its context

The Secretariat does not give advice to members of the public on individual cases but works closely with members to ensure that they are enabled to do their best for their clients. It runs ILPA’s busy training programme and produces a wide range of information for members and non-members.

ILPA is not a regulatory body. It requires all members giving immigration advice to be regulated by the Bar Standards Board, the Solicitors Regulation Authority, the Institute of Legal Executives or the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC), or the equivalent professional bodies in the countries in which they work.  It is a requirement of membership of ILPA that a member adheres to ILPA's Guidelines for its members.

The links on this page will take you to more information about ILPA’s work, examples of which will be found throughout this website. To view the members’ pages you must be logged in as a member.  Find out how to apply for membership.

Read our Memorandum and Articles of Association.

Read our latest Annual Report

See our latest Accounts

Strategic Plan 2018 to 2021

ILPA is a registered charity (No. 1155286) and a company limited by guarantee (No. 2350422)

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