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Irish Immigration Lawyers Association


Who we are


The Irish Immigration Lawyers Association (IILA) is an association of fully qualified Immigration Solicitors who are registered to practice with the Incorporated Law Society of Ireland.


The IILA was founded in 2021 by a group of solicitors who specialise in  Immigration law. The Association exists in order to promote and improve advice and representation in immigration, citizenship , asylum and EU Free Movement of Persons Law by providing a programme of training and sharing information, research and opinions that draw on the experiences of our members.



What we do


The IILA provides a forum for Solicitors and their staff who practice or possess expertise in the area of immigration law or who wish to develop such practice or expertise.



We specialise in all areas of Irish Immigration and Asylum Law and EU Free Movement of Persons Regulations.  Irish Immigration Law covers a vast array of areas within which the members of the IILA specialise. 


Those areas include the following:

  • Citizenship law

  • Family Reunification

  • EU Treaty Applications

  • All types of Irish Visa Applications

  • All types of Irish Residence Applications

  • Undocumented Migrants Applications

  • Start-up Entrepreneur Scheme Applications and Investor Visas

  • Change of Immigration Status Applications

  • Work Permits

  • Judicial Review in the areas of Immigration and Asylum

  • Minister of Religion permission

  • Stamp 0 Applications

  • Applications for non-EEA Nationals of UK Citizens.

  • Revocation of Deportation Order Applications 

  • International Protection Applications 


 The aims of the IILA:  


  • To provide to its members up to date and relevant continuing professional development seminars, and provide a shared knowledge forum to better inform our members of updates in all areas of immigration and asylum law.

  • To advise our members on matters relating to the development, application and practice of Immigration law. 

  • To review and promote improvements in Immigration and Asylum law, practice and procedure.

  • To liaise with the Department of Justice and other relevant departments in respect of proposed legislation and current or proposed changes to practice and procedures.

  • To liaise and advocate on behalf of its members with the Courts Services and Chief State Solicitors Office when issues arise in the practices of the asylum and immigration Court.

  • To liaise with the Immigration, Asylum and Citizenship Bar Association on issues of mutual concern.

             Committee members

Karen Berkeley

Berkeley Solicitors

Unit 3 Christchurch Hall

High Street

Dublin 8

D08 P403


Phone:  +353 (0)1 517 5778


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Eoin Joyce

Joyce and Co


9 Washington Street West





Taise De Azevedo

Mc Grath Mullan Solicitors

Suite 323,

The Capel Building,

Marys Abbey,

Dublin 7

Phone: +353 (0)1 873 5012

Fax: +353 (0)1 873 5024


Albert Llussa

The Corn Exchange, Burgh Quay, Dublin 2, D02 K188. DX 203017, Wellington Quay

(01) 671 56 18


Shehzad Bajwa

Bajwa Solicitors

38 Richmond Street

Dublin 2

D02 PA62


Phone: +353 (0)1 5347540


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Cristina Stamatescu

Cristina Stamatescu Solicitors

Ormond Building

3rd Floor

31-36 Ormond Quay Upper

Dublin 7

01 264 1808


Aileen Gittens

Poe Kiely Hogan Lanigan LLP

21 Patrick Street


P95 P276

Phone: +353 (0)56 772 1063



Carol Sinnott

Sinnott Solicitors

Church Avennue,


Dublin 6

D06 K2X8

Phone: +353 (0)1 4062862



Thomas Coughlan

Thomas Coughlan & Company

1-2 Anglesea Street


T12 TW2V


Tel: +353 (0)21 4975460


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Hiro Ino

Hiro Ino & Company

92-93 St Stephen’s Green,

Dublin 2

D02 AK53


Phone: +353 (0)1 4283550


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Reza Nezam

RNL Solicitors

Augustine House
Oliver Bond Street
Dublin 8
D08 Y9NR

01 901 1355

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Colm Stanley

Stanley & Company

87 South Mall


T12 K5CD


Phone: +353 (0)21 4905627


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Kelly Coyle

Thomas Coughlan Solicitors

1 Anglesea Street



Tel: +353 (0)21 4975460

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