Laura is the Managing Partner of Laura Devine Immigration (LDI), a prestigious immigration boutique with offices in London and New York providing UK and US immigration advice which has been described as a “transatlantic powerhouse”.
A qualified English solicitor and a US attorney, Laura is recognised as a Who’s Who Legal thought leader and its highest-rated Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) immigration lawyer in 2019, standing out for her “superb work”. Laura and her company of 60 staff are rated by all leading legal directories in the top tier of immigration firms. Prior to launching the company, she established the immigration practices at Coopers & Lybrand (now PwC) and Eversheds (now Eversheds Sutherland).
LDI is commended in The Times Best Law Firms 2019 for immigration.
Laura is the UK representative of the International Bar Association (IBA) Immigration Committee. Additionally, she was a Council Member of the Law Society for eight years and sat on the Law Society Immigration Committee for 15 years. Laura is the immigration correspondent for the Law Society Gazette and editor of Thomson Reuters’ first book on global immigration entitled ‘Immigration Law: Jurisdictional Comparisons’. She frequently speaks internationally on immigration, law firm management and women in business.
As Managing Partner, Laura oversees all staff and client matters for both the UK and US teams. She advises on UK and US immigration with a client base spanning all sectors from finance to fashion and corporates to individuals.