IILA

 

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
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Karen Berkeley

Berkeley Solicitors

Unit 3 Christchurch Hall

High Street

Dublin 8

D08 P403

 

Phone:  +353 (0)1 517 5778

Email: karen@berkeleysolicitors.ie

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Leah O' Leary

Daly Lynch Crowe & Solicitors LLP,

The Corn Exchange

Dublin 2

D02 K188

Phone: +353 (0)1 6715618

Email: leah@dlcm.ie

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Shehzad Bajwa

Bajwa Solicitors

38 Richmond Street

Dublin 2

D02 PA62

 

Phone: +353 (0)1 5347540

Email: info@bajwa.ie

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Aileen Gittens

McGrath McGrane LLP

Suite 323, The Capel Building

Mary’s Abbey

Dublin 7

D07 C668

 

Phone: +353 (0)1 8735012

Email: info@mcgrathmcgrane.ie

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Carol Sinnott

Sinnott Solicitors

Church Avennue,

Rathmiines

Dublin 6

D06 K2X8

Phone: +353 (0)1 4062862

Email: carol@sinnott.ie

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Thomas Coughlan

Thomas Coughlan & Company

1-2 Anglesea Street

Cork

T12 TW2V

 

Tel: +353 (0)21 4975460

Email: tom@thomascoughlan.com

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Hiro Ino

Hiro Ino & Company

92-93 St Stephen’s Green,

Dublin 2

D02 AK53

 

Phone: +353 (0)1 4283550

Email: hiro@hiroino.ie

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Colm Stanley

Stanley & Company

87 South Mall

Cork

T12 K5CD

 

Phone: +353 (0)21 4905627

Email: info@stanleyandco.ie