How the Daily Mail exposed corrupt immigration lawyers: Watch our video explainer as calls grow for a crackdown on rogue solicitors charging up to £10,000 to make bogus asylum claims
The Daily Mail’s expose of corrupt immigration lawyers this week has left rogue solictors across Britain facing a crackdown.
We revealed how staff at some firms are charging up to £10,000 to invent stories of torture, death threats and modern slavery to help clients get asylum.
As Rishi Sunak and ministers urge regulators to act, watch our video explainer featuring shocking footage of one lawyer asking for cash to invent the horrific back story and another offering anti-depressants to help fake trauma.
In the undercover video our reporter poses as an economic migrant who arrived in the UK illegally, and he found legal staff readily offering to help him submit false asylum claims.
Now the Solicitors Regulation Authority has vowed to take ‘urgent action’ after pressure from the Prime Minister and politicians across the political spectrum.
Recapping a week of reporting by the Mail’s team of Tom Kelly and Izzy Lyons and Jason Groves, watch this video of how the story unfolded here:
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