Senior Associate and Head of Immigration Team
Lisa is Head of the Immigration Team and a Senior Associate in the firm.
Main areas of practice
Lisa has extensive experience in all types of immigration applications, both for businesses and individuals, including Tiers 1, 2 and 4 of the Points Based System and Appendix FM family applications, as well as applications outside the Immigration Rules. She advises on EEA and Turkish ECAA applications as well as applications for settlement, UK Ancestry and British nationality.
She has a significant business immigration practice and regularly advises clients on sponsor licences for UK businesses, compliance and right to work issues, as well as the substantive immigration applications for sponsored migrants and their dependents. She has also provided strategic advice to corporate clients in respect of global mobility policies.
She provides training sessions for corporate clients on maintaining their sponsor licence, the duties and responsibilities of Authorising Officers and using the Home Office sponsorship management system, as well as undertaking compliance audits for clients.
Lisa advises UK businesses, high net worth individuals and innovators who want to set up businesses in the UK, as well as other private clients. She also advises Higher Education Institutions who sponsor international students.
- Advised 4 High net worth Brazilian citizens who were seeking to invest and reside in the UK, together with their families.
- Advised an international Bank with offices around the world in relation to the transfer of senior executives to the UK office, an application for a Home Office sponsor licence and compliance issues relating to the licence.
- Advised a member of a Middle Eastern royal family in relation to a Tier 1 ( Entrepreneur) application.
- Advised numerous EEA Nationals residing in the UK in relation to residence card and permanent residence card applications.
She also advises clients on Modern Slavery Act issues and compliance and provides training.
Insights by Lisa
Businesses sponsoring lower-paid skilled workers need to take note of the of the skilled worker visa changes. On 4 December 2023, the Home Secretary unveiled a number of significant changes...Read More
The Government has announced that fines are to be more than tripled for employers and landlords who allow illegal migrants to work for them or rent their properties. It is...Read More