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 and Natasha Chell 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 in the last 12 months 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 and The Magic Circle - Premier Award for the Financial Sector - Immigration Law Firm of the Year 2015.

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

Latest News

Beware of scammers contacting sponsors for Level 1 user details

As you may be aware, the UKVI has issued a warning to sponsors on the Sponsor Management System (SMS) about a recent scam relating to Level 1 User details. A number of sponsors have reported that a person purporting to be from the UKVI has advised them that the SMS system has been locked. The fraudster claims that UKVI requires a Level 1 username and password in order to reactivate the SMS account. In other cases, sponsors have been contacted by fraudsters requesting that their Level 1 user details be changed with the promise that having done the sponsor will be paid 2,000 for each CoS assigned.

MAC recommends reform to the Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) routes

The Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) route is open to non-EEA nationals who wish to invest in one or more businesses in the UK. Currently, applicants must evidence that they have at least £200,000 to invest in a UK business, however in some circumstances this investment threshold is lowered to £50,000. In March 2015 the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) was commissioned by the Government to review the Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) and (Graduate Entrepreneur) routes.

'Woman Lawyer of the Year' - The Law Society Excellence Awards 2015

Laura Devine has been awarded 'Woman Lawyer of the Year' at the Law Society Excellence Awards 2015 in London. The Law Society Excellence Awards celebrate those who demonstrate exceptional work and dedication. The firm thanks our teams in London and New York, contacts, business friends and of course our clients.


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