Mark Lilley-Tams

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I specialise in both personal immigration matter (family type applications, long residence, British citizenship and Tier 4) deportation and unlawful detention claims and corporate immigration matters (Brexit Workshops).

Accredited as an Advanced Immigration and Asylum Caseworker (Level 3) by the Law Society. I am one of only four lawyers in the Midlands to have been accredited as an advanced caseworker, and am the only lawyer in Nottingham to have been so. I was also a recommended lawyer in the 2019 edition of the Legal 500.  

Having completed a law degree, followed by a Masters in Human Rights Law at the University of Nottingham, I have worked in the area of Immigration Law for 15 years. Over this time, I have developed his expertise in Immigration Law and am known for my in-depth knowledge of the law and my focus on achieving excellent outcomes for my clients. Before becoming a Director at OTB Legal, I was head of the Personal Immigration Team at one of the largest niche Immigration Practices outside of London.   

I have delivered training on behalf of ILPA on Judicial Review and presented at ILPA’s annual general meeting in 2017 on the area of Administrative Review. I have also been delivering workshops and training to Universities and Corporations on the impact of Brexit and on the Settled Status Scheme.

In addition to my representation of immigration clients, I have served on the Panel for the Legal Aid Agency as an Independent Funding and Costs Adjudicator, making important appeal decisions on whether clients should be entitled to legal aid services. I also work as a Peer Reviewer in the field of Immigration and Asylum for the Ministry of Justice, conducting audits of the quality of work carried out by other Practitioners to determine whether they are meeting their obligations to deliver legal aid services.

In the Times list of 200 best law firms, I have been described as ‘renowned’ for my work representing detained clients and seeking compensation. I have also been recognised in independent legal directories ‘Chambers and Partners’ and ‘The Legal 500’ for my work in immigration law.

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