The Bonavero Institute Summer Fellowship at Turpin & Miller LLP is a three-day-a-week, ten-week fellowship, for up to two fellows, tenable from late June to mid-October 2019.

About Turpin & Miller LLP Immigration Team

Turpin & Miller LLP was established in Oxford over 15 years ago and has always been a firm dedicated to publicly funded work. Since 2002, Turpin Miller has built up a national reputation for its work. In 2012 the firm won Legal Aid Firm of the Year at the LALY Awards. They have strong links with the local community – working with Oxford University, Oxfam, Asylum Welcome, Refugee Resource, Shelter and Social Services. 

Since 2018, the Bonavero Institute, the Centre for Criminology and Turpin & Miller have run a collaborative legal aid clinic at HMP Huntercombe. HMP Huntercombe is a foreign national prison with a population of approximately 470 (capacity is 480). As a foreign-national only establishment, most if not all prisoners are likely to be deported from the UK. At present there is very little opportunity for prisoners to obtain immigration and asylum advice. This forthnightly clinic has been hugely successful in allowing some of the most vulnerable in society obtain the access to legal advice they so desperately need. One of the tasks of the Bonavero summer fellows would be to support this clinic over the summer.

About internships  at Turpin & Miller LLP

This summer internship is a great opportunity for someone with an interest in immigration law and publically funded work to obtain first-hand experience. The internship takes place within Turpin Miller’s busy immigration team and would follow a programme covering legal research, casework and administration. This would include attending legal aid clinics at HMP Huntercombe, Oxfordshire.

About the Bonavero Fellowship at Turpin & Miller

The successful candidates will receive a maximum of £1,800 each to cover travel, living and other expenses associated with the internship. In determining the amount to be awarded, other sources of funding will be taken into account.

Please refer to the overview page referring specifically to the application process and eligibility criteria.


This Fellowship is made possible by a generous gift from Yves & Anne Bonavero.