Laura Devine Solicitors is an award-winning boutique immigration firm recognised as one of the foremost immigration practices in the UK (ranked in 'Band 1' by legal directories). The firm comprises 50 dedicated staff and the partners, Laura Devine, Anastasia Tonello, Sophie Barrett-Brown, Natasha Chell and Jennifer Stevens are renowned as leading immigration experts.

The firm provides specialist advice on all aspects of immigration to the UK and US, and European free movement assisting individuals, families, SMEs and corporate clients including but not limited to, finance, consulting, manufacturing, IT, travel, hospitality, retail, pharmaceutical, education, entertainment, fashion and sports.

Members of the firm are involved in many organisations including the Immigration Law Practitioners' Association (ILPA), American Bar Association (ABA), American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), International Bar Association (IBA), Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA) and The Law Society (TLS).

Accolades awarded include Citywealth's Entrepreneurial Woman of the Year, UK Immigration Advisory Firm of the Year 2014, Legal 500 Human Resources Specialist Firm of the Year 2014, The Magic Circle - Immigration Law Firm of the Year 2015, The Law Society Excellence Awards 2015 - Woman Lawyer of the Year, Citywealth Powerwomen Awards 2016 - Boutique Organisation of the Year: Female Leadership and The Magic Circle Awards 2016 - Immigration Law Firm of the Year.

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

Latest News

Immigration Rules changes affecting PBS dependants from 11 January 2018

Recently announced changes to the Immigration Rules will bring PBS dependent partners' limit on absences for indefinite leave to remain in the UK (ILR) to 180 days in line with main PBS migrants. This is an unwelcome change which will most affect the partners of Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) and Tier 1 (Investor) migrants who may have strategically elected to be a dependant in order to avoid the absence limit and still remain eligible for ILR.

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Anastasia Tonello quoted in Bloomberg Law: Daily Labor Report

Immigration attorneys have said for months that it's becoming increasingly difficult to get an H-1B specialty occupation visa. They're right. Evidence requests on H-1B applications shot up from 16.7 percent of all adjudicated applications in August to 46.6 percent in November, according to data provided to Bloomberg Law Dec. 19 by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. The 46.6 percent figure is also up from November 2016, when the rate was 27.2 percent.

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Brexit brain drain as British business sees high-skilled talent ebbing away

Today’s ONS migration statistics show another drop in net migration to 230,000 with EU net migration being the lowest since June 2013 (down 82,000 from the previous year) while EU emigration increased by 28,000 to 123,000. These figures are representative of a growing “brain drain” of skilled workers leaving the UK to look for opportunities elsewhere in the EU, according to leading business immigration specialists Laura Devine Solicitors.

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