Who we are

ILPA’s board of directors is its committee of trustees which is elected annually by the membership.  All members of the committee of trustees are members of ILPA. All ILPA’s work is carried out by its members, supported by the staff of the secretariat. Get in touch with any of us through info@ilpa.org.uk

ILPA’s committee of trustees

Meet the ILPA committee of trustees here

Chair Hazar El-Chamaa, Penningtons Manches Cooper
Treasurer Vacant: if you’re interested contact lana.norris@ilpa.org.uk
Secretary Ayesha Mohsin, Solicitor, Kalayaan
Committee members Andrea Als, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
David Ball, 36 Group
Sophie Barrett-Brown, Laura
Devine Immigration
Gabriella Bettiga, MGBe Legal
Aisha Choudhry, Bates Wells
Enny Choudhury, Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI)
Tanya Goldfarb, Gya Williams Immigration
Grace McGill, Burness Paull
Julie Moktadir, Stone King

January 2022: We are delighted to announce the Elspeth Guild has joined us as patron of ILPA, see announcement

ILPA Patrons Adrian Berry
Elspeth Guild

The trustees of ILPA are voted for by the membership and elections take place around the Annual General Meeting each year in November. If you would like to stand as a trustee and want to know more about what it entails then find out more here and contact Helen in the office info@ilpa.org.uk – we would encourage any interested members to stand.

To get in touch with the chair or any of the trustees, please do so by emailing info@ilpa.org.uk 

Staff of the secretariat

Chief Executive

We are sad to announce the departure of Nicole Francis, our Chief Executive, after 8 years leading ILPA. See announcement here. And recruitment is now open.

Chief Executive Nicole Francis
Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Nicolette Busuttil
Legal Director Zoe Bantleman
Fundraising and Communications Officer Orla Gill
Finance, and Office Manager Lana Norris
Training Officer Amira Rady
Legal and Parliamentary Officer Marianne Schönle
Diversity, Equality and Membership Officer Violeta Tatu
Strategic Legal Fund Project Manager Claire Tindale
Membership and Digital Manager Helen Williams

ILPA’s working groups and convenors

ILPA organises its work into working groups.   The current range of working groups and their convenors is shown below, with links to their pages which will give you more detail and an opportunity to subscribe to their mailing lists. This is member only content but if non-members want to find out more then do get in touch. 

All convenors are members of ILPA.   

To contact a working group convenor, please email info@ilpa.org.uk  ILPA also convenes ad hoc working groups around particular topics and the staff of the secretariat can help you identify who would be the best person to speak to on a particular topic.

Children(Convenors to be confirmed
Courts and TribunalsRowena Moffatt, Doughty Street Chambers
Nicola Burgess, Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit (GMIAU)
Allan Briddock, One Pump Court
Economic migrationTom Brett-Young, Veale Wasbrough Vizards LLP
Anushka Sinha, Deloitte LLP
James Perrott, Mayer Brown
EuropeanAlison Hunter, Wesley Gryk Solicitors
Elspeth Guild, Kingsley Napley
Jonathan Kingham Lexis PSL Immigration
Family and personalKatie Dilger, Wesley Gryk Solicitors LLP
Nath Gbikpi, Islington Law Centre
Nicole Masri, Rights of Women
Immigration Practice Development Working Group(Note name changed May 2022, previously Immigration Professional Support Lawyers Network)
Shyam Dhir, LexisNexis
Tim Richards, Kingsley Napley LLP
Miglena Ilieva, Laura Devine Immigration
Legal aidPolly Brandon, Freedom from Torture
Ayesha Mohsin, Kalayaan
New YorkTanya Goldfarb, Gya Williams Immigration, and trustee of ILPA
Jenny Stevens, Laura Devine Immigration
Northern IrelandSinead Marmion, Phoenix Law/STEP
Sarah Henry, Granite Legal Services
Philip McNally, KMPG Ireland
North WestLucy Mair of Garden Court North Chambers
Denise McDowell, Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit,
Emma Morgan, Shoosmiths LLP
Shara Pledger, Lattitude Law
RefugeeAmy Childs, The 36 Group
Beya Rivers, Hackney Community Law Centre
Mark Symes, Garden Court Chambers
Racial Justice and Equality Working GroupDuduzile Moyo, Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrations
Toufique Hossain, Duncan Lewis
Unkha Banda, Bindmans LLP
Noémie Adam, Birnberg Peirce
Amna Ashraf, Burness Paull
Removals, detention and offencesBahar Ata, Duncan Lewis
Pierre Makhlouf, Bail for Immigration Detainees
Sairah Javed, JCWI
ScotlandJohn Vassiliou, Shepherd and Wedderburn
Kirsty Thomson, JustRight Scotland
Barry Price, Latta and Co.
South WestMarie-Christine Allaire Rousse, Gya Williams Immigration
Sophie Humes, Avon and Bristol Law Centre
Glyn Lloyd, Newfields Law
Myra Leung, Burges Salmon
Yorkshire and North EastChris Cole, Parker Rhodes and Hickmott Solicitors
Ish Ahmed, Bankfield Heath Solicitors
Emma Brooksbank, Freeths LLP
Nick Gore, Carter Thomas Solicitors
Bryony Rest, David Gray Solicitors
Well-beingKat Hacker, Helen Bamber Foundation
Emily Heinrich, Fragomen (on sabbatical)
Aisha Choudhry, Bates Wells
Deepa Chadha, UKCISA