The Law Society has expressed concern over radical changes proposed by the bill

The Law Society has warned the new Nationality and Borders Bill risks jeopardising Britain’s “global reputation for justice”.

Law Society president, I. Stephanie Boyce (pictured), said: “There are significant concerns and a lack of clarity over whether the Nationality and Borders Bill would comply with international law or, indeed, uphold access to justice for extremely vulnerable people”. 

Sharmistha Michaels, a barrister at 5 St Andrew's Hill who specialises in immigration and asylum, agreed: "The Nationality and Borders Bill is the cornerstone to the government's plan for immigration - but while it comes with a promise to 'fix the broken asylum system' in reality...

Suzanne Townley
News Editor
Solicitors Journal

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