Themis Advocates

Joe Bryce

Year of Call: 2008

Founder & Project Manager of LSA's Refugee Legal Project, 2001 - 2006.

Former member of Law Society Immigration & Asylum Committee.

Partner at LSA Brown & Co. 2002 - 2007 & housing caseworker there during 2007.

Northern Ireland Law Centre Immigration Unit 2000 - 2001.

Mixed private & public law practice at Scottish Bar 1995 - 2000, with reported cases in immigration, asylum, landlord & tenant, & conveyancing.

Inhouse solicitor with British Railways Board 1986 - 1993 with extensive experience in personal injury & employment.

Chambers and Partners 2018 rates Joe as Band 1 for Immigration:

Earns market praise for his abilities in immigration cases involving refugees and asylum law.  He represents both petitioners and the government.

"He prepares work meticulously and in lots of detail."


Chambers Immigration – Scotland (Bar) rates Joe Bryce as Band 1 for the fourth year and states:


"(He) has a broad immigration practice, and receives instructions from both petitioners and the government. He is noted for his expertise in refugee cases, and he founded LSA Brown's Refugee Legal Project. He is very experienced and utterly dedicated. He has enormous empathy with clients.


Joseph Bryce of Themis Advocates has considerable expertise in handling refugee cases, drawing on his extensive experience as both an advocate and a solicitor. 
Strengths: "Your heart sinks when you see him on the other side -he is excellent."

General Information

  • Qualifications: LL.B.(Hons), Dip LP
  • Part-time tutor, Public Law, University of Glasgow
  • Training Co-ordinator, Glasgow Immigration Practitioners' Group
  • Member of the Immigration Law Practitioners' Association