Calum Hanrahan is Wilkin Chapman's first Immigration Solicitor, based in Lincoln, within the Criminal Defence & Regulatory department.
Calum specialises in advising businesses and individuals in relation to a full range of immigration matters, including Sponsor Licence applications, all UK visa applications, British Nationality enquiries/applications and EEA residence and permanent residence applications. Calum has successfully appealed refusal decisions in the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) and Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) on grounds of errors of law and Human Rights arguments. In addition to providing clients with immigration advice Calum also advises clients suspected of committing criminal offences at the police station stage of the investigation and at the Magistrates Court following charge.
Calum completed his undergraduate law degree at Nottingham Trent University and his LPC at the University of Sheffield. He completed his training at a large regional firm where he discovered his passion for Immigration Law. Calum completed his Diploma in Legal Practice (LPC), joined CILEx as a graduate member and was admitted as a Fellow in July 2017. He went on to apply to the SRA to be admitted to the roll of solicitors and qualified as a solicitor in September 2017.
He has been practicing Immigration Law for four years - 3 years during his training and 1 year post qualification, and is supervised by Teresa Thomas, as Head of Department, and Gordon Holt.
He is a member of the Immigration Law Practitioners' Association (ILPA) and regularly attends training events and seminars to remain up to date within this area of law. Calum gained experience advocating for clients during his training when attending Social Security appeals before the Tribunal. He has also been regularly advocating on his client's behalf in criminal proceedings before the Magistrates Court since his qualification in September 2017.
He is an accredited police station representative.