Stewart MacLachlan is Legal and Policy Officer at Coram Children's Legal Centre. He is part of the Migrant Children's Project, which works to promote and realise the rights of children and young people affected by UK immigration control. He is responsible for providing legal guidance and publications, as well as delivering training to professionals, on many different issues affecting such children and young people. He also contributes to the policy work of the project.
Stewart is a qualified solicitor from Scotland and is accredited as a level 2 supervisor under the Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme. He worked at Paragon Law, a niche immigration law practice in Nottingham, and worked for over 4 years in law centres in Scotland. He previously worked for the Young Persons’ Project at LSA in Glasgow, providing legal representation and advice to refugee and migrant children and young people, as well as training professionals on the laws affecting those children and contributing to policy work. He also previously worked at the Scottish Child Law Centre in Edinburgh, providing advice on all aspects of child law via telephone advice, training and policy work.
He has trained solicitors, social workers and other professionals on various aspects of the law, including asylum, immigration, children’s rights, age assessments and trafficking. He has experience representing and advising children and young people in all aspects of child and immigration law, including advice and representation at the First Tier and Upper Tribunals, Additional Support Needs Tribunal and higher courts.
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