Our Team: Natasha Chell

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Natasha Chell

Partner and Head of Risk and Compliance

Sector: UK Immigration
Location: London

Natasha is a solicitor and the risk and compliance partner in London, with over 15 years' experience in UK immigration law, nationality and EU free movement. She is recognised in the Legal 500 2017 as an 'expert in corporate immigration' with ‘fantastic knowledge’ and in Who’s Who Legal 2017 as having ‘extensive knowledge of immigration law" with her key strength being her "ability to think of creative solutions".

With particular interest in the prevention of illegal working and risk management strategies Natasha has developed the firm's immigration compliance audit service for clients and provides strategic advice on Tier 2 compliance and remedies. She offers practical focused training on ways to improve business systems to prevent non-compliance and has an impressive record in assisting many clients in maintaining an A rating with the Home Office despite previous non-compliance, including having a civil penalty cancelled and overturning licence revocation.

Natasha also manages the firm’s EU Brexit services for clients, creating tailored EU advisory services to clients and their staff preparing them for the changes ahead following the UK’s referendum to leave the EU.

Natasha acts for a broad range of clients from major multinationals to start-up businesses and individuals, managing some of the firms highest profile corporate and education clients including international financial service providers, insurance businesses and exclusive fashion, retail and entertainment organisations.

As a practised speaker, Natasha is frequently invited to present to clients and contacts at events across the UK. She is a prolific writer on UK immigration for the HR media and the leading legal research provider, Lexis Nexis.


History

2003 - present - Laura Devine Solicitors
2001-2003 - Eversheds / Laura Devine joint venture


Education

2006 - QLTT - BPP Law School
2000-2001 - BVC Inns of Court School of Law
1997-2000 - LLB London Guildhall University

Awards

2017 - Natasha Chell won Citywealth Powerwomen Awards: ‘Woman of the Year: Business Services’ - Silver