“Everyone has the right to a nationality”

Frances Meyler

Frances Meyler is an Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Law and Social Justice. Previously, she was a Director of Liverpool Law Clinic and employed barrister, specialising in refugee, immigration and human rights law, offering a free service to members of the public from Liverpool Law Clinic. In the autumn term of 2013, Frances founded the Clinic's Statelessness project, leading the first specialist practice module of its kind in Europe, which combines teaching of Statelessness law with legal representation of Stateless persons. She also co-founded 'FLAMA', Free Legal Advice for Migrants and Asylum-seekers. In December 2014, the statelessness project won a joint Civic Contribution award, as part of the School's pro bono team. After her pupillage at Doughty Street (Chambers of Geoffrey Robertson, QC) and qualifying as a barrister (called 1999, Middle Temple), Frances practised at the Bar from Tooks Court (Chambers of Michael Mansfield QC) and then spent several years working at a senior level at Refugee Legal Centre (the 'RLC', latterly known as 'Refugee & Migrant Justice') and the Immigration Advisory Service. Frances is currently an examiner on the Law Society's Immigration and Asylum Law Accreditation Scheme.