UKLGIG provides support for the most vulnerable LGBTQI+ asylum seekers and gives specialist legal advice on claiming asylum as an LGBTQI+ person.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our London monthly meetings, quarterly workshops, Birmingham drop-in sessions, and detention visits have been cancelled for the foreseeable future.
We will continue to provide our services by phone and email.
If you need our support or legal advice, please contact us on 020 7922 7811 or firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
We will update this page as soon as our face-to-face services are up and running again.
Over many years we have run courses for lawyers in the UK on representing asylum seekers claiming on the grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity. These courses are often run in partnership with the Immigration Law Practitioner’s Association (ILPA) or other partner organisations. These courses are highly rated and are the leading source of training for lawyers.
We have also delivered the courses or bespoke versions in-house for individual law firms where the demand is sufficient as a cost-effective alternative.
In the UK and internationally we have been involved in training judges and lawyers on best practice in asylum for LGBTQI+ asylum seekers.
From time to time we provide training to groups of non-lawyers, especially in the voluntary sector, who work with LGBTQI+ asylum seekers and refugees on the asylum process and supporting LGBTQI+ asylum seekers.
If you are interested in having training from UKLGIG please contact us.
Our Legal Officer is able to give some second tier advice to Legal Representatives seeking advice on any aspect of an asylum case based on sexual orientation or gender identity. They can also provide advice to other organisations which are supporting an LGBTQI+ asylum seeker. Please contact the office and leave a message for the Legal Officer to call you back for more information.