Partner in the Immigration Team at Stone King
ILPA Trustee and liaison for the ILPA Economic Migration and BAME Working Groups
I have been a member of ILPA since 2007 and a Trustee for the last year. In the last year, I have been involved with HR processes, changes due to COVID & renegotiations over the lease. As an immigration solicitor, I began my career in Southampton, as a Legal Aid Immigration and Asylum specialist. After a period of working as a consultant, I was appointed Head of Immigration at the Royal College of Nursing. This was a great insight as to how a membership organisation runs. Whilst there, I lobbied on policy issues which brought all nursing positions on to the SOL and completed the Senior Management Programme, which informs all of my work to date. I thereafter moved to the national charity IPSEA, as CEO. I developed an in-depth understanding of running a charity —from funding to governance. I have been able to use some of my learnings in this regard to support ILPA, for example, ILPA is now a member of ACEVO which means that we are able to access resources and support for the ILPA team. In 2017 I joined Stone King, where I am Partner and Head of the Immigration team. My varied career allows me to understand the needs of members, as well as supporting the ILPA staff, in providing the best for its members.
I’m a trustee of ILPAbecause the organisation has been a great support to me throughout my legal career. Now having the opportunity to use my experience and skills to shape the direction of the organisation, and support it’s development, is really rewarding.Julie Moktadir, ILPA Trustee, Partner at Stone King LLP