Glyn Lloyd

Partner and Founder of Newfields

Co-convenor of the ILPA South West Working Group

Glyn Lloyd is partner and founder of Newfields, a firm which acts largely for sports organisations on UK immigration matters. Having established immigration offerings at his previous firms VWV and Blake Morgan, Glyn has accumulated over 10 years’ experience in assisting clubs, governing bodies, athletes and their representatives on all immigration routes. Prior to Newfields, Glyn was Head of Advice at a Russell Group university to oversee the delivery of its immigration advisory services to both students and academic staff whilst also coordinating a broader and more strategic overview to ensure institution-wide compliance that was ratified in a UKVI HEI audit.

Glyn is a Co-Convener for ILPA South West working group.

Glyn regularly delivers training for ILPA including the forthcoming courses ‘Introduction to Immigration Law: getting started’ and ‘Tier 4 and Study Routes’. Glyn has also delivered ‘Immigration Law in Sport’, ‘Sponsorship and Compliance Audit Visits’, ‘Employment Law for Immigration Law Practitioners’ and ‘Introduction to Immigration Law’ for MP Caseworkers and Researchers for Parliament UK in Cardiff.

Glyn has delivered ‘Immigration Law for Employment Lawyers’ for the Employment Lawyers’ Association and was scheduled to present at the UKCISA Annual Conference 2020. In 2019, Newfields was appointed by the Welsh Government as the only law firm to deliver its EU Citizens’ Immigration Advice Service, through which Glyn and his team routinely deliver training to public organisations on this area of law.

Glyn's Upcoming Training

Glyn's Past Training

Tutors: Glyn Lloyd and Abbie Lacey, Newfields Law 

Navigating the Tier 4 visa routes can present a number of challenges to those practitioners who are either unfamiliar with the UK education system or who have relatively few clients applying under this part of the Immigration Rules. This training provides an overview of the Tier 4 route, taking into account both express and nuanced requirements that are placed on both the visa applicant and the Tier 4 sponsor. This session is delivered by former international student immigration advisers at a large Russell Group university and will seek to demystify the more complex aspects of the Tier 4 general policy. This course will provide practical examples to assist practitioners in having a better understanding of the study immigration routes and to support in their delivery of comprehensive, holistic advice to clients.

Tutors: Julian Bild, ATLEU and Glyn Lloyd, Newfields

The first step to accreditation for those new to the field. We have extended our introductory course to a full day to give you a full overview of immigration law and practice. Working in small groups, you will discuss realistic case studies and understand how to apply your knowledge of the rules and policies when you are advising clients.


  • Immigration control
  • The Immigration Rules
  • The Points Based System (PBS)
  • The European Economic Area (EEA)
  • Family and personal
  • Enforcement, appeals, detention
  • Asylum and refugee
  • Updates to Immigration Law post EU Exit

Tutors: Glyn Lloyd, Founding Partner of Newfields and Emma Davis-Bidgood, Regulation & Operations Manager for the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB)

This course will provide a basic background context with a view to covering intermediate/advanced issues in immigration law in sport. Delegates will have an understanding of: How immigration law operates in the professional sports context, the particular challenges to the sports sector ahead of January 2021, and the sport governing bodies – their policy framework and rationale on overseas players, their dealings with the Home Office, and preparations for the new Points Based System. Previous sessions have involved the Premier League, the RFU and the RFL, and we welcome the ECB’s participation in this webinar.

ILPA is commissioned by Parliament UK to deliver training to MP researchers and caseworkers throughout the UK on Introduction to Immigration Law and Introduction to Asylum and International Protection.

Tutors: Glyn Lloyd, Newfields and Oliver Weiss, Blake Morgan LLP

This session will focus on situations which Immigration Law Practitioners come across fairly regularly but which can usually only be resolved by applying a good knowledge of employment law in the UK.

It will also consider a number of group employment structures which Immigration Law practitioners are increasingly likely to come across and the immigration implications which may arise from them.

Introduction to Immigration Law: getting started

The tutors were welcoming to any and all questions and made us all feel welcome. The Zoom format was excellent, with on-hand technical help. One of the best Introductory Immigration, Nationality and Asylum courses I’ve attended.

Introduction to Immigration Law: getting started

It was a richly informative course, and very good introduction to a complex field … I was very happy with the day, and grateful that ILPA went to so much trouble to make it possible as a webinar, given the physical constraints on us all at the moment.

Introduction to Immigration Law: getting started

The course pack looks excellent and the links in the slides are relevant and up-to-date. The slides were very useful because they enabled me to prepare myself for my note-taking and I could structure my notes better. ***It is a great idea to have the slides a few days beforehand as I would have been lost without them.*

Introduction to Immigration Law: getting started

Glyn Lloyd’s material was helpful. He dealt with various highly technical subjects in careful and thorough way. The material is not easy, and I learnt a lot from his helpful explanation.

Introduction to Immigration Law: getting started

I liked the structure, I think the tutors managed to cover a very broad and incredibly complex subject matter clearly and concisely. It was engaging and interesting. Both tutors clearly had excellent knowledge, it was a joy to attend!

Immigration Law in Sport

I very much enjoyed this training. Glyn was an informative and personable speaker who gave real personal and practical insight, as well as clearly setting out the legislative framework.

Introduction to Immigration Law: Getting started

The training gave a very good overview/introduction to immigration law and the booklet is very helpful!

Introduction to Immigration Law: getting started

The session was extremely well led and enjoyable. The two tutors were very engaging and encouraged questions.

Introduction to Immigration Law: getting started

Fantastic introduction to immigration law!