Book launch of 10th Edition of the Immigration Law Handbook


On Tuesday 23rd October in the evening, Goldsmith Chambers celebrated the launch of the 10th Edition of the Immigration Law Handbook, co-edited by Goldsmith immigration barrister Frances Allen.

The Handbook is recognised as the leading reference work both by the judiciary and the immigration bar, providing all relevant immigration and asylum legislation and related materials in one volume. Updates in the 10thEdition include the text of the Immigration Act 2016, the 2016 changes to the Immigration Rules and the EU Trafficking Directive.

The launch event, co-hosted with One Pump Court at the historic Conway Hall, welcomed a wide range of attendees including immigration judges, barristers and practitioners. Goldsmith Head of Chambers Anthony Metzer QC paid tribute to the Handbook’s original authors Margaret Phelan and James Gillespie and to the wealth of expertise brought to the 10th Edition by editors Frances Allen of Goldsmith Chambers, Julia Gasparro of One Pump Court and Jo Swaney, Immigration Judge of the First-Tier Tribunal.

The authors and editors were honoured to welcome guest speaker Mr Justice Lane, President of the Immigration and Asylum Chamber of the Upper Tribunal. President Lane emphasised how essential the Handbook continues to be to both practitioners and the judiciary, pointing to its ubiquity on Tribunal benches. He also highlighted the huge changes the field of immigration law has seen since the first edition of the Handbook was published in 1997 and the vital role the book plays in bringing together this ever increasing body of materials.

More information on the 10th edition of the Immigration Law Handbook can be found here.

Frances Allen and Jo Swaney, co-editors

President Lane delivering key-note speech

Anthony Metzer QC, Head of Chambers



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