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JTI Mapping Immigration Advice in London - Launch event
This webinar is the launch event for the research report: 'A Huge Gulf: Demand for and Supply of Immigration Legal Advice in London' by Jo Wilding, Maureen Mguni and Travis van Isacker.

The research was commissioned by the Justice Together Initiative and Paul Hamlyn Foundation, and was funded by the Greater London Authority. It provides evidence about the scale and characteristics of demand for and supply of immigration legal advice in London, and includes an examination of the different types of providers, their capacity, their distribution across the city, funding models and approaches, and the entry points and referral routes through advice networks in the capital.

The research develops an estimate of the scale of different types of demand, both met and unmet, and of the gaps in provision; and explores the experiences of people who have sought or received immigration advice in London. The research finds a gulf between supply of and demand for immigration advice in London, particularly in areas of advice outside the scope of legal aid, and a bottleneck between advice and complex casework. It also identifies infrastructure challenges for the immigration advice sector, including a lack of trained advisors and a recruitment crisis. It concludes with a series of recommendations for resolving underlying infrastructure issues in the immigration advice sector in London for policymakers, funders and advice providers.

Hosted by the Justice Together Initiative, this webinar will provide an opportunity to hear from Jo, Maureen and Travis about the research followed by reflections from the field, including advice providers, and a discussion and Q&A.

Jun 23, 2021 01:30 PM in London

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