Philip Turpin is a Partner and a senior member of our Immigration Team.
Philip studied law at Nottingham University before training as a barrister. He was called to the Bar in 1982 and qualified as a solicitor in 1991.
He began his career in immigration in the 1980s when he joined first the Immigration Advisory Service and then Paddington Law Centre. His then moved to McGrath & Co where he developed a substantial client base, particularly in the field of family migration from Bangladesh and Pakistan.
In 1994 Philip moved to Oxford to join Linnells where he set up their immigration team. In 2002 he founded Turpin & Miller with Clare Miller. The firm rapidly established its reputation as a major provider of immigration services in the region.
Philip has 30 years of experience in immigration law and is ranked in Band 1 by Chambers and Partners. He has sat on the Executive of the Immigration Lawyers Practitioners Association (ILPA) and as an ILPA trainer he has introduced many new immigration lawyers to the complexities of immigration control. He sat on the steering group for the ILPA research project Breaking down the Barriers: A Report on the conduct of Asylum Interviews at Ports (Heaven Crawley 1999) and is also a contributor to the Lexis Nexis Immigration Service: lexisweb.co.uk/content/philip-turpin-author-information
Because of the depth and breadth of his knowledge and expertise, Philip is able to advise across the whole field of immigration law and has a real talent for identifying solutions to complex immigration problems.
Philip now heads our skilled migration work, advising a wide range of clients including Oxfam GB, universities and other licensed sponsors, both local and national. He still appears regularly before the First Tier and Upper Tribunals.
- SA (Bangladesh)  UKAIT 00178  Imm AR 210
- AB (settlement - 6 months in UK) Bangladesh  UKIAT 00314
- SSHD v A (Serbia and Montenegro)  UKIAT 00156
- AA and others (Highly Skilled Migrants legitimate expectation)  UKAIT 00003
- RK (purpose of family visit) Bangladesh  UKAIT 00045
- Neither Here nor There: Temporary admission to the UK, International Journal of Refugee Law, 17, 688-728
- Breaking Down the Barriers; a report on the conduct of asylum interviews
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“Thank you again. It is a crazy system, that one, and the things I learned sitting in that (UKBA) waiting room would make an excellent socio-legal study of ‘life in the UK’ in their own right. Should I ever crawl to the ‘indefinite leave to remain’ finish line, I will be sure to be in touch to engage your services.”
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