Fraser studied Law at Strathclyde University, and completed his Diploma in Legal Practice at the Glasgow Graduate School of Law. He thereafter completed a Masters in Criminal Justice at the same institution, before embarking on his professional career. He qualified as a solicitor in 2003.
In 2008, Fraser was assumed as a partner with one of Scotland’s biggest firms providing legal advice in relation to human rights and immigration issues. Fraser left that firm in 2012 in order to set up his own company which has access to justice as one of its founding principles, and which places emphasis on outstanding client care.
Fraser has a keen interest in the legal profession in Scotland; human rights; and access to justice. He has been involved in several high-profile cases, and is often asked to provide commentary on human rights and immigration issues. As a result he has appeared on mainstream television and radio, and is a frequent name within the press. He is a regular speaker at training events, and has participated in events hosted by the Faculty of Advocates, and the Law Society of Scotland. In addition, he is an active member of the Scottish Immigration Lawyers Practitioners Association and the Scottish Detention Forum. He regularly travels around the UK to participate in training events held by ILPA (the Immigration Lawyers Practitioners Association).
In 2010, Fraser was appointed as a peer reviewer by the Law Society of Scotland.
In 2011, Fraser became the first solicitor in Glasgow to be accredited by the Law Society as a specialist in immigration law. In January 2013, Fraser was appointed as a tutor in human rights law on the Diploma in Legal Practice at the University of Glasgow. In March of that year, Fraser was asked by the Law Society of Scotland to serve as a member of the Immigration Specialisation Panel which appoints accredited specialists in the field of immigration law. In May 2015, Fraser was appointed to the Law Society of Scotland Access to Justice Committee.
Fraser is the managing director of Latta & Co. Solicitors.
Barry trained as a solicitor with a niche human rights law firm rated band 1 by Chambers & Partners for civil liberties and human rights in Scotland. During his time there, he was involved in many high profile and contentious cases, including cases before the Appellate Committee of the House of Lords (now the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom), and the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council. He also regularly appeared before the Parole Board for Scotland in Life Prisoner, Extended Sentence Prisoner and Recall Tribunals, and has experience of challenging such decisions via judicial review at the Court of Session.
After 18 months as a fully qualified solicitor there, Barry moved to a mid-sized firm in Glasgow city centre. He remained there for three years, practising in all areas of immigration, asylum and nationality law, and continuing his interest in human rights and European Union law.
Barry has extensive experience in providing advice under the Points Based System to employers and employees; all aspects of family migration to the United Kingdom; applications under the EEA scheme; challenges to removal directions; and applications for release on bail. He appears regularly in the Immigration Chambers of both the First Tier Tribunal and the Upper Tribunal, and instructs counsel in further appeals to the Court of Session.
He has a particular interest in asylum applications and appeals, and has experience in dealing with disputed nationality and disputed age cases, along with deportation appeals. He also has an interest in judicial review applications, challenging the decisions of public bodies (including the Scottish Ministers, the Parole Board for Scotland, the Scottish Prison Service and the Secretary of State for the Home Department) at the Court of Session where appropriate.
Barry is a member of the Scottish Immigration Law Practitioners Association and is a Senior Associate Solicitor within the firm. When not working, his interests lie in films, theatre, music and travel.
Jennifer graduated with an honours degree in law in 2003. After completing her Diploma in Legal Practice, she completed her traineeship in 2007 with Scotland’s leading law centre, Legal Services Agency, gaining experience in the fields of asylum, housing and social welfare law.
In 2009, Jennifer joined the well-respected Immigration Advisory Service, where she expanded her knowledge by advising clients in all aspects of asylum, immigration and nationality law. Jennifer continued to develop her expertise in this area in 2011 when she joined the specialist immigration firm, Loughran & Co.
Since October 2011, Jennifer has been Training Co-Ordinator for the Scottish Immigration Law Practitioners Association (SILPA). In that capacity she has organised training and seminars on various aspects of asylum and immigration law and keeps colleagues abreast of developments in this rapidly changing area with regular e-mail updates.
In September 2014, Jennifer became only the fourth solicitor in Scotland to obtain an Accredited Specialism in Immigration from the Law Society of Scotland and is an Associate Solicitor within Latta & Co.
Jennifer also acts as a Volunteer Medico-Legal Report Reviewer for Freedom From Torture (formerly known as the Medical Foundation for Victims of Torture) and in March 2015 became a member of the Law Society of Scotland’s Immigration and asylum Sub-committee. She has also provided expert opinion for non-immigration solicitors.
In her spare time Jennifer enjoys reading, watching films, playing guitar and spending time with her family and friends.
Jennifer Cowan graduated from Strathclyde University in 2007 with an Upper Second Class Honours Degree in Scots Law. She completed her Diploma in legal Practice at the Glasgow Graduate School of Law in 2008.
Jennifer joined Latta & Co in November 2013 bringing a wealth of experience of asylum, immigration and human rights law. She appears regularly at the Immigration and Asylum Tribunal representing clients with their asylum and immigration matters.
Jennifer has a keen interest in asylum law assisting some of the most vulnerable in society during this complex process but also in naturalization and victims of human trafficking. She is experienced in Judicial Review cases challenging decisions of the Home Office at the Court of Session.
Jennifer is a member of Scottish Young Lawyers Association and Scottish Immigration Law Practitioners Association and is an Associate Solicitor within Latta & Co Solicitors.
In her spare time Jennifer enjoys painting, photography, music, watching rugby and socialising with friends and family.
Leeanne graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University in 2007 with an Upper Second Class Degree in Business & Management and graduated from the accelerated 2 year LLB from Strathclyde University in 2009. She completed the Diploma in Legal Practice at the Glasgow Graduate School of Law in 2010.
Leeanne completed her traineeship and worked for a further year with a general litigation firm. She appears regularly at the Immigration and Asylum Chamber representing clients with asylum and immigration matters. She also frequently attends Children’s Hearings and appears at the Sheriff and Justice of the Peace courts throughout Scotland.
Leeanne is a member of the Scottish Immigration Law Practitioners Association and is an Associate Solicitor within Latta & Co Solicitors.
Laura graduated with an honours degree in Law from Glasgow University in 2010. She completed her Diploma in Legal Practice at Glasgow University in 2011.
Laura completed her traineeship at one of the largest legal aid firms in Dundee. She gained experience in immigration and asylum, criminal defence, family and mental health law. She regularly appears in the Immigration and Asylum Tribunal and Sheriff Courts all over Scotland. She also instructs counsel in Court of Session and High Court matters.
Laura has a particular interest in working on behalf of clients fighting deportation allowing her to draw on her experience in both immigration and criminal law. She is experienced in preparing and presenting appeals against deportation at the Tribunal. Laura appreciates the strain legal proceedings in all areas of law can place on her clients and their families and seeks to ensure that they have her full support at every step.
Saaima graduated with an Honours in Business in 2006. She then went onto complete her LLB from the University of Glasgow in 2009 and completed her Diploma in Legal Practice at Strathclyde University in 2010.
Saaima trained as a solicitor practicing in Immigration and Human rights, Employment and Discrimination law with the Ethnic Minorities Law Centre (EMLC). During her time there, she was involved in many cases before the Immigration and Asylum and Employment and Employment Appeal Tribunals. She was also Head Solicitor and Capacity Building Officer for EMLC’s North & North East of Scotland Projects. Her responsibilities included building partnerships with organisations and capacity of organisations in these areas, and providing advice and representation to clients. Saaima also tutored 3rd year law students in Discrimination law at Strathclyde University. She completed her traineeship with EMLC in March 2013.
Saaima is particularly interested in Human rights, Asylum, Employment law and Children’s hearings.
When not working, Saaima’s interests lie in films, musicals, reading and spending time with family and friends.
Hannah graduated from the University of Strathclyde with an honours degree in law and French, having spent a year studying at the Jean Moulin University Lyon III, France. Subsequently, Hannah completed the Diploma in Legal Practice and an MPhil in legal research also at the University of Strathclyde.
During her time at university, Hannah assisted in the running of the well-established University of Strathclyde Law Clinic and continues to volunteer there to date. Through her involvement as a student in the Law Clinic, Hannah won the ‘Best Contribution by an Individual Student’ at the LawWorks and Attorney General Student Pro Bono Awards in 2013 at Westminster Parliament. Hannah has also tutored various legal subjects on the undergraduate degree at the University of Strathclyde since 2011.
Hannah completed her traineeship and qualified as a solicitor at Latta & Co where her work has extended over a variety of areas including immigration, asylum, human rights, children’s, family, general civil and general criminal work.
Hannah has appeared in a variety of matters at the Sheriff Court, Immigration and Asylum Chamber, Children’s Hearings, the Nursing and Midwifery Council, the First Tier Transport Tribunal and instructed counsel at the Sheriff Court, Immigration and Asylum Chamber and Court of Session.
Hannah is a member of the Trainee and Newly Qualified Committee (TANQ) at the Royal Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow and coordinates the trainee committee at Latta & Co. She has a keen interest in access to justice.
Tuyub originally graduated with Honours in Accountancy and Finance at the University of Dundee. He went on to study the accelerated 2 year LLB at Glasgow University graduating in 2011. He stayed on at Glasgow University to complete the Diploma in Legal Practice.
Tuyub completed his traineeship with extensive experience in mental health law. He also has an interest in asylum law and human rights. Tuyub is a Director of a charity in Fife and regularly engages with voluntary organisations.
In his spare time, Tuyub enjoys reading, films and travelling.
Jalal graduated with an honours degree in Law from Strathclyde University. During his undergraduate degree, he was a dedicated member of the University of Strathclyde Law Clinic, and worked as a research assistant for Professor Peter Robson. He thereafter completed his Diploma in Legal Practice at Glasgow University.
Prior to qualifying as a solicitor, Jalal worked as a welfare rights officer and volunteered for the South Glasgow Public Partnership Forum Executive Group. He is committed to tackling access to justice barriers, and empowering marginalised client groups.
Jalal completed his traineeship in 2016 with Legal Services Agency, in the Housing and General Court Department; gaining experience in the fields of housing and homelessness law, discrimination, social welfare law, Criminal Injuries Compensation and civil litigation. He also has a keen interest in asylum, immigration, criminal, mental health, family and employment law.
Jalal regularly appears in courts and tribunals in a variety of matters.
Joyce graduated from the University of Stirling with Honours in Sociology and Social Policy. After a successful career in financial services and share dealing, she undertook the accelerated LLB degree at the University of Glasgow in 2012. She stayed on at the University of Glasgow to complete the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice in 2013.
During her studies, Joyce volunteered at Scotland’s leading law centre, Legal Services Agency, in their Women and Young Persons’ Department, gaining valuable experience in assisting particularly vulnerable clients in their immigration matters.
Joyce completed her traineeship at one of Glasgow’s largest legal aid firms, gaining experience in family law, criminal defence, housing law and private client work. Thereafter, she gained experience in a wide range of asylum and immigration matters at another legal aid firm.
Joyce appears regularly at the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal, representing clients in their immigration matters. She has a particular interest in the welfare of asylum seeking minors and the special needs of this vulnerable group.
Joyce is a solicitor within Latta & Co. Solicitors.
Robert graduated with an honours degree in Law from Strathclyde University in 2013. He then completed his Diploma in Legal Practice at Glasgow University in 2014.
While working towards his undergraduate degree, he volunteered with the University of Strathclyde Law Clinic, assisting the public in relation to a variety of different areas of the law. Upon the completion of his studies, Robert started his traineeship with a busy Glasgow legal aid firm, during which time he developed a particular interest in asylum applications and appeals. He completed his traineeship in 2016, before then joining Latta & Co.
Robert’s work covers various different areas including, but not limited to, immigration, asylum, human rights and general civil & criminal work. With a keen interest in access to justice, he strives to ensure that all clients are provided with the necessary support, advice and assistance at every stage of their legal proceedings.
Robert regularly appears in courts and tribunals in relation to a variety of matters.
Extremely delighted that another one of our secretaries has successfully passed the civil paralegal exams – well done Rahima! #happyweekend…
Grants of refugee status for an Iranian Christian convert and an Iraqi Kurd from Mosul following successful asylum appeals – well done HC!…