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Despina Stoimenidi

Despina StoimenidiTrainee Solicitor

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I am a Trainee Solicitor currently sitting within the Immigration practice group. I have previously gained experience in Intellectual Property disputes, Employment law, and Data & Privacy.

After completing my undergraduate and postgraduate studies in English and Forensic Linguistics, I completed the Graduate Diploma in Law at BPP University in 2020 and the Legal Practice Course at Cardiff University in 2021. Prior to joining Lewis Silkin, I worked as an Immigration Legal Assistant and an in-house Immigration Compliance assistant at a Russell Group university. 

I joined Lewis Silkin in 2018 as a Paralegal and commenced my training contract in September 2021.

I advise on all aspects of UK immigration law, including:
  • Assisting employers with sponsor licence and work permit applications;
  • Advising on right to work issues and immigration compliance;
  • Carrying out mock audits and training sponsors and their HR teams on right to work, compliance duties and Brexit implications;
  • Assisting private individuals with spouse / unmarried partner applications, Indefinite Leave to Remain and naturalisation as a British citizen.

I am a member of the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association (ILPA).

I sit on Lewis Silkin's Pro Bono Committee and advise charitable organisations on a pro bono basis. 

I am fluent in Greek and a learner of Welsh.


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