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Laura Devine Immigration

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With offices in London and New York, Laura Devine Immigration is regarded as a “stellar” immigration boutique with a powerful transatlantic capability. Focusing on UK and US immigration and European free movement, we rank in the top tier for immigration across legal directories and are recognised as an “excellent”, “committed” and dedicated team noted for going above and beyond to achieve success for our clients.

Corporate immigration
Delivering a seamless immigration service to businesses, we develop strategic immigration plans and provide support across all areas of UK and US corporate immigration, including UK sponsor licence applications (Tiers 2, 4 and 5), sponsor licence management, compliance training and audit services. Our US services comprise US petitions, including Blanket and Individual L-1; H-1B/E-3 Speciality Worker; O-1 Extraordinary Ability; and Employment-Based Immigrant cases. Our lawyers work closely with HR teams to provide support with their day to day immigration requirements.

Entrepreneurs and investors
We have the knowledge and skill to advise individuals on entrepreneur and investor visa applications. Whether a client is contemplating investing in, or setting up a new UK venture, we provide guidance from the outset, taking a holistic view to ensure we advise on the most appropriate means to meet the client’s long-term immigration aims addressing possible extensions and settlement routes. Our US team guides both individual and corporate investors through the process of establishing or purchasing a company in the US in order to obtain E-2 treaty investor visas for the investors and employees of the enterprise.

Personal immigration
We advise private clients and their families on the full immigration process. From visa/entry clearance applications and extension applications to indefinite leave to remain or to obtaining British citizenship and passports. Our US team assists clients with visitor visa applications and waivers of inadmissibility, and advising US citizens living abroad on matters including renunciation of citizenship, passport renewal, second passport applications and registration of birth for US citizen children born abroad. As for Human Rights, we have a dedicated team with extensive knowledge to advise individuals on human rights claims and appeals. They will go the distance to challenge policy and lobby on behalf of clients.

Brexit services
Working with businesses and individuals on the legal implications of Brexit from an immigration standpoint, we provide practical guidance, training and representation.

Wellbeing
As well as focusing one client’s needs we are dedicated to the wellbeing of our team. Our commitment to staff care has been recognised by us winning the LexisNexis 2019 Award for Wellbeing.

Laura Devine Immigration is associated with Laura Devine Attorneys LLC, New York.

Management

Laura Devine
Managing Partner
Anastasia Tonello
Managing Partner
Sophie Barrett-Brown
Senior Partner and Head of UK Practice
Natasha Chell
Partner and Head of Risk and Compliance

Demographics

Partners

Women: 100

Awards

  • Listed: Times Best Law Firms 2020

    Winner: Citywealth Magic Circle Awards 2019, Immigration Firm

    Winner: Who's Who Legal Awards 2019, Immigration Lawyer of the Year - Laura Devine

    Winner: LexisNexis Legal Awards 2019, Wellbeing

Firm Practice Areas

  • Immigration Law

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