The proposed new immigration and asylum system will mean fewer asylum seekers may qualify, the Law Society warned.

It said the UK needs a system that is fit for purpose, “treats people fairly and provides lawful, timely and consistent decisions”, the Law Society said.

It was responding to news that government is to shake up asylum law. In her ‘new plan for immigration’ home secretary Priti Patel announced an ending to free movement and introducing a points-based, two-tier system which treat less favourably individuals who reach the UK through illegal means.

She said the “new, comprehensive, fair but firm, long-term plan” will be based on fairness but with tough rules of enforcement an...

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