Laura Devine Solicitors is a boutique immigration firm recognised as one of the foremost immigration practices in the UK (ranked in 'Band 1' by legal directories). The firm comprises 55 specialist staff and 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, European free movement and additionally advises on immigration issues worldwide assisting both individual and corporate clients across a number of industries including finance, manufacturing, consulting, travel, hospitality, pharmaceutical, education, entertainment and fashion.

The firm is a member of the Immigration Law Practitioners' Association (ILPA), American Bar Association (ABA), American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), International Bar Association (IBA), The Law Society (TLS) and Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA).

Accolades awarded include Citywealth's Entrepreneurial Woman of the Year, UK Immigration Advisory Firm of the Year 2014 and Legal 500 Human Resources Specialist Firm of the Year 2014.

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

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Law Society Gazette - Students and net migration - Laura Devine

Unlike many nations, the UK does not incorporate international student numbers in net migration statistics while distinguishing between temporary and long-term migrants for the purposes of domestic policy. This approach, coupled with the Conservative-led coalition's pledge to severely reduce net migration, has led to a number of imprudent and detrimental reforms.

Citywealth's Power Women Awards 2015

We are pleased to announce that Laura Devine has won Entrepreneurial Woman of the Year at Citywealth's Power Women Awards 2015. The awards recognise individuals and companies who maximise the potential of women in wealth, champion female leadership and celebrate diversity. Citywealth said: "She has shown outstanding enterprise in successfully founding, expanding and maintaining a thriving specialist law practice, based in London but global in reach. She has excelled in her chosen field of immigration law, especially for high net worth individuals.This has called not only for high professional ability but also for strong leadership qualities combined with initiative and stamina."

LDS enhances its US London Team

Laura Devine Solicitors is pleased to announce it has expanded and strengthened its London-based US immigration team to provide clients with enhanced levels of service and support. Joseph Elias, a US attorney with over 17 years' experience in US immigration, heads the US team in London working with three additional and highly experienced US attorneys, Karnig Dukmajian, William Diaz and Sarah Benkhaled. Lesa-Marie Goncalves and Sonia Husain, two long standing paralegals, continue to support the team with Louise Crooks underpinning the team's secretarial and administrative needs. Managing Partner Anastasia Tonello, internationally recognised as a leading expert in US immigration law, continues to oversee the practices in London and our associated office in New York.


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