Immigration Advisory Service - Have gone bust
'Freemovement' has been unable to contact any offices of IAS to get a statement from IAS as to how IAS, now they have gone into administration, will continue if they are to continue, to represent clients.
Anyone who is a client of IAS, need as a matter of severe urgency, to contact/visit their IAS office. Make sure that they get copies/original documents of their case, do not leave the IAS office without them. Get a written statement form them if as to whether they will continue to represent you (which may be unlikely) and if not, they are making arrangements to hand your case over to another NGO/solicitor.
As at the moment of posting this bulletin, there is no information on IAS website.
Immigration Advisory Service announce their decision to go into administration
<> LSC Press Release, 11 July 2011
LSC to secure alternative provision as soon as possible
Today, Immigration Advisory Service (IAS) announced that they have gone into administration.
IAS is a not for profit charity and the largest provider of legal aid services in the asylum and immigration market. It has 14 offices across England and Scotland and operates outreach in a number of different locations nationwide.
Our priority now is to work closely with IAS and the administrators to ensure clients of IAS continue to get the help they need, whilst safeguarding public money. We are now identifying alternative advice provision in the areas affected and arrangements for case transfer will follow as soon as possible.
IAS clients are advised to visit IAS's website where updates on arrangements will be posted - <http://www.iasuk.org/>www.iasuk.org.
Anyone who needs immigration advice should contact the Community Legal Advice helpline on 0845 345 4 345