Mark Lilley-Tams


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Mark Lilley-Tams, Associate Solicitor at Paragon LawMark completed a Masters in Human Rights funded by Paragon Law as part of the Paragon law Scholarship.  He is now part of our private immigration team specialising in cases involving family members and cases which have a strong human rights dimension to them such as the right to family and private life (Article 8).  Mark is renowned for his work concerning detained clients facing deportation and has secured compensation for his clients running into many thousands of Pounds for unlawful detention.

Mark has represented clients in appeals before all forums including the High Court, Court of Appeal, House of Lords (Supreme Court) and European Court of Human Rights. 

Mark also provides CPD accredited training to other lawyers, runs workshops at the University of Nottingham’s Civil Liberty Conference and provides training on Immigration Law to charities and interest groups working with foreign nationals.



"My previous legal representatives had lost my deportation appeal and my case got to the stage where I was sent back to Sierra Leone but then wasn't allowed in because I had not been there since I was 6 years old. When I got back to the UK I instructed Paragon Law who took on my case. Not only, after years of fighting my corner, did they manage to get my indefinite leave to remain re-instated. I also received £30 000 in compensation from the UK Border Agency for having unlawfully detained me after the end of my criminal sentence"
AH, Sierra Leone

"The appellant's history, both before and after he came to this country is a long and unhappy one. There are six witness statements from the appellant that deal with various aspects, both of the events upon which he relies and the awful experiences that he appears to have had at the hands of one firm of solicitors who, it seems, dealt with the original asylum claim and his appeal. One bright spot in all of this is the hard work, tenacity and the professionalism of his present solicitors, Paragon Law"
Judge Pullig (Immigration Judge speaking about Paragon Law's work with a Russian asylum seeker facing deportation and whose appeal was allowed )

"I have no words to express how Mark Lilly of Paragon Law has represented me after years of instructing a number of solicitors to represent but have not been successful until Mark Lilly and Paragon Law firm assisted me and the outcome of my case was more than brilliant.  I would like to thank you and wish you the best and not forgetting the Barrister (Mr Hoggett) may God Bless you Mark Lilly and Paragon Law Firm again Thank you."

‘Member of critically acclaimed Zimbabwean band the Bhundu Boys'


Recent articles by Mark Lilley-Tams please click link below

Law and the ‘illegals’: reforming UK immigration detention

Nottingham solicitor joins Legal Aid Agency Review Panel


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