The Law Society has warned the new Nationality and Borders Bill risks jeopardising Britain’s “global reputation for justice”.

Law Society president, I. Stephanie Boyce (pictured), said: “There are significant concerns and a lack of clarity over whether the Nationality and Borders Bill would comply with international law or, indeed, uphold access to justice for extremely vulnerable people”. 

Sharmistha Michaels, a barrister at 5 St Andrew's Hill who specialises in immigration and asylum, agreed: "The Nationality and Borders Bill is the cornerstone to the government's plan for immigration - but while it comes with a promise to 'fix the broken asylum system' in reality...

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