Philip Turpin

Consultant, Business & Skilled Immigration Team

Philip is a consultant solicitor and works in the Business and Skilled Immigration team.

Philip graduated with an LLB (Hons) in Law from the University of Nottingham. He made his move into immigration law in the early 1980s, supporting war resisters from South Africa who were seeking asylum in the UK. After being called to the Bar he started his career in London with the not-for-profit UK Immigration & Advisory Service (UKIAS) before moving to Paddington Law Centre.

He then worked in Birmingham for legal aid firm McGrath & Co where he headed up their immigration team and transferred from the Bar to qualify as a solicitor. In 1995 he migrated south to Oxford, setting up an Immigration team at Linnells (subsequently subsumed into Blake Morgan).

Philip founded Turpin Miller in 2002 together with Clare Miller and the firm quickly established a reputation as a leading immigration firm in the UK.

Philip has sat on the Executive of the Immigration Lawyers Practitioners Association (ILPA) and was a legal consultant to the 2014 ‘Chasing Status’ report by the Legal Action Group highlighting the discrimination facing the ‘Windrush generation’. As a former ILPA trainer he has introduced many new immigration lawyers to the complexities of the immigration rules and procedures and he continues to support and inspire a growing and dynamic team of lawyers at Turpin Miller.

In his current role, he provides expert immigration advice to the University of Oxford, Oxfam, other NGOs, private businesses, innovators, and skilled workers, helping those organisations and individuals navigate the intricacies of immigration control.

Philip has over 40 years of experience in immigration law and is known for his ability to couple his profound knowledge of the law with his many years of experience, to find practical solutions to real-life immigration dilemmas and problems.