I am a Senior Practice Development lawyer in Lewis Silkin’s immigration and global mobility team.
I ensure my team is kept up-to-date with relevant law and policy developments and that they have the tools and training they need to excel in their roles. This includes analysing and advising on changes to primary legislation, the Immigration Rules and case law, as well as undertaking research on specific legal points. I also maintain the team’s know-how and presentation documents and coordinate their training. This, in turn, ensures that clients are kept abreast of the latest developments so that they can make accurate and strategic business decisions.
I am a member of the Immigration Lawyers Practitioners Association (ILPA). I am a contributing author for Lexis PSL Immigration and Free Movement. I also regularly contribute to law and policy clarification and development through the Home Office’s stakeholder engagement activities.
I graduated from Lancaster University in 2008 with an LLB in Law (International). I worked as a paralegal between 2010 and 2012 with Calibre Solicitors, whilst I studied the Legal Practice Course. I completed my training contract with Hillyer McKeown Solicitors. I qualified as a Solicitor in 2015 and moved in-house at KPMG LLP assisting corporate and individual clients. My work covered business immigration routes, family routes, student applications, indefinite leave to remain, nationality applications and applications made under European Law. I also participated in deep-dive immigration audit. In 2020, I returned to private practice at Fieldfisher and then moved to Squire Patton Boggs in 2021.