In London, Laura Devine of Laura Devine Solicitors is one of the country's leading immigration specialists and a "real star". She is very highly praised by peers from Europe and North America for her "fantastic practice", and is one of the most highly regarded lawyers in the research. Her team includes the "extremely good" Sophie Barrett-Brown, who is head of the UK practice and an investor and private client expert. Head of the US practice in New York, Anastasia Tonello, focuses on compliance matters.
This universally lauded boutique's work spans the full breadth of immigration law, covering both business and personal matters. Clients appreciate the compact yet high-calibre team's collegiate approach, and the group continues to develop its American practice from a New York office that deals with US/UK immigration issues.
Key individuals: Practice head Sophie Barrett-Brown is highly regarded for her business immigration expertise, particularly in relation to high net worth individuals. Sources agree she is an "energetic powerhouse" who "gives very high-level advice". Market observers praise Laura Devine for her commitment to the area; she is "both a charismatic rainmaker and a top legal expert".