Emma Borland is a Ph.D. candidate at Cardiff University funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Her research pathway is Socio-legal Studies (Empirical Studies in Law) and her research topic concerns issues of access to justice for asylum seekers and refugees. Emma has five years experience as an accredited immigration adviser and her work as a practitioner, specialising in asylum cases, has inspired her research interest. She has worked with asylum seekers and refugees since she undertook a 6 months internship in 2008/09 as a legal adviser for the Egypt branch of a UK based NGO, African and Middle East Refugee Assistance (AMERA). Emma is also the newly appointed Chair of Trustees of Asylum Justice, a Welsh charity that provides free legal advice, assistance and representation to asylum seekers and refugees.