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

Beware of fraudsters targeting Tier 2 sponsored workers

We are aware of a serious fraud incident targeting a sponsored Tier 2 migrant. The scammer contacts the victim by telephone purporting to be an armed immigration officer investigating the migrant’s status, in order to extort money. Such fraudsters may utilise personal information about the employee to seek to legitimise their claims and may employ extreme tactics to intimidate the migrant, including telling the victim that there is an irregularity with their UK immigration status, demanding funds to regularise their status and threatening deportation or arrest if their demands are not complied with.

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The Law Society Gazette: Brexit Negotiations and Immigration

On Tuesday 17 January 2017, Theresa May announced the government’s 12-point plan in her eagerly anticipated speech concerning Brexit. Laura Devine, Managing Partner of Laura Devine Solicitors, dissects this plan, with particular scrutiny placed on the objectives affecting immigration. Laura begins by noting that whilst the 12 point plan was aspirational, it was light on detail and thereby unrealistic. To demonstrate this, she lists and breaks down what is intended to be achieved by the government for each individual objective. Laura finishes the article by commenting that it is evident that the government’s plan primarily revolves around the control and reduction of immigration. She submits that this consequently casts uncertainty on the other 11 objectives, as well as risking the UK’s position for forthcoming Brexit negotiations.

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Christi Jackson on BBC World News: Focus on Africa

After reporting on the reaction and outrage following President Trump’s immigration ban on 27th January, BBC World News: Focus on Africa interviewed Christi Jackson, attorney and head of the US practice at Laura Devine Solicitors in London, for her take on the controversial Executive Order. Christi begins by explaining that the confusion in regards to the application of the ban stems from the poor drafting of the order itself. She then goes on to discuss some of the actual stories which have come to the public’s attention since the ban’s implementation, as well as the recent experiences of her own clients. Christi then advises that people should exercise caution and consult their lawyers before travelling to the US, at least until further clarity is reached. Although Christi finishes by accepting that national security is important, she highlights the peculiarity of the chosen countries given the lack of terror threat posed by their nationals to the US for over 40 years.

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