Rudolph Spurling joins our Immigration Team

4 Aug 2020

We would like to extend a warm welcome to Rudolph Spurling, who is joining our Immigration team.

Called in 2007, Rudolph is an experienced asylum and immigration practitioner. He focuses largely on protection work, but also accepts instructions in human rights and immigration appeals.

Rudolph has extensive experience of pursuing asylum appeals from a wide range of countries and for the full extent of Refugee Convention reasons, including claims based on sexuality and the risks to trafficked people.  He has also represented clients in immigration appeals dealing with wide array of issues relating to the Points-Based System, European law, deportation and numerous cases relying on private and family life rights and the best interests of children.   A large proportion of the work he does is legally aided, because he strongly believes that people who are short of funds are no less entitled to representation than those who have means.

Rudolph’s commitment to immigration work comes from his own experience as a migrant, having spent part of his childhood living in Cameroon and his late twenties living and working in provincial China.  Before he retrained as a lawyer his work experience was very varied:  he worked at different times on a factory production line, as a lexicographer, research assistant, foreign teacher and local government officer; in his younger days he also experienced periods of unemployment.

Welcome Rudolph, we are looking forward to working with you.

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