HJT has been training people in government, business, NGOs and local authorities since 2003, when it was first set up by barristers David Jones and Mark Symes. We now offer specialist training around human rights and business issues, as well as specific areas of law, including immigration and employment law.
At the outset, we have aimed to make legal expertise accessible to those who need it and to ensure that people’s individual rights and interests are protected. Accessibility is still core to our values – to give people an understanding of how best to apply key human rights-related principles in their daily work – whether it is related to corporate responsibility, immigration concerns, or employment law.
Two things mark out HJT. Firstly, we offer legal training that is designed to ensure that practitioners have a foundation in every dimension of immigration law, not just in theory but taught to a standard that gets them through the accreditation exams. Secondly, we offer training to non-lawyers – be they civil servants, local government officials, human resources professionals – that really delivers professional insight and expertise that will help them in their daily work.