(Left to Right – Emily Bodden-Burton, Wayne Cartlidge, Stewart MacLachlan, Thalej Vasishta and Monica Kainja)


Immigration law firm Paragon Law have recruited 4 new members to their legal team.


Nottingham Law School graduate Emily Bodden-Burton has been awarded the Paragon Law scholarship which means that she will be funded by the firm to complete a part-time 2 year Masters programme in International Human Rights at the University of Nottingham whilst gaining practical work experience and training with Paragon.


Monica Kainja joins Paragon Law from Yorkshire firm Halliday Reeves and Stewart MacLachlan has moved to Nottingham having previously worked as a solicitor with the Legal Services Agency in Scotland.  Both join the firm’s human rights team working primarily with Social Services departments with regards to unaccompanied asylum seeking children and women who have been victims of trafficking and torture.


Ex-armed forces, Wayne Cartlidge after sustaining injuries was funded by the army to complete his Certificate in Personnel Practice and then worked as a Human Resources Manager with the British Armed Forces for 9 years.  He then held a similar role with Notts NHS Trust before working with Dell Inc as a Senior Immigration Analyst for 5 years.  Wayne joins Paragon Law’s corporate immigration department to assist their clients in employing skilled foreign migrants and sponsorship compliance.


Thalej Vasishta, the firm’s Managing Director said that all the new members of the team will add value to the services that Paragon Law offer to their clients.  He said, “I am particularly delighted that after a period of an inertia, the firm is back on track to growth.   We will be advertising further roles shortly both in our legal and support teams”.