Lisa Parsons

Senior Associate and Head of Immigration Team
Contact details

020 7814 5495

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.

Significant experience

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.


Contact details

020 7814 5495

Significant Experience

  • 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.

Additional Expertise

She also advises clients on Modern Slavery Act issues and compliance and provides training.

Insights by Lisa


14 August - Lisa Parsons

It is not often I would be excited by an Act or a new law. It is part and parcel of a lawyer's job to keep up with changes in...

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24 April - Lisa Parsons

On 24 April 2015, the immigration rules concerning visitors to the UK will fundamentally change; making it much easier for non-EU nationals to do business in the UK. Key points:...

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5 January - Lisa Parsons

It is inevitable that any company in the UK with more than a few employees will have non-European workers in its workforce. The responsibility an employer has not to employ...

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