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Ravinder Kaur leads Aston Bond’s team, which has been notably active in handling appeals for its clients. Recent work includes representing an individual in judicial review proceedings related to a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) leave to remain visa application.

Birketts LLP focuses on business immigration while also attracting a swathe of instructions from individuals. Highlights included acting for Partizan Films in a successful appeal against the suspension of its licence. The ‘excellentJanice Leggett is the key contact.

Jenny Harvey’s* team at Knights Professional Services Limited regularly handles visa applications, appeals against refusals of visas and applications under EU law. Since publication, Jenny Harvey has established her own immigration practice.

Penningtons Manches LLP’s team acts for clients including PRP Architects and Oxera Consulting. Senior associate Duncan Bain handled several matters for the latter, including advising on entry clearance and leave to remain applications.

The ‘extremely thoroughKerry Garcia leads Stevens & Bolton LLP’s practice, which advises clients including 2HOffshore Engineering and Aasonn on entry clearance applications and sponsorship compliance. Senior associates Adam Landy and Jackie Penlington are also recommended.

B P Collins LLP’s practice is led by associate Chris Brazier following the departure of James Townsend to Michelmores LLP. Clients include Bestway Cash & Carry and Ideal Industries.

Clarkslegal LLP handles the full range of immigration matters for clients including Jardine Motors Group and Carillion. Monica Atwal and ‘very responsive’ associate Liz Timmins are the key contacts.

At Dentons, senior associate Verity Buckingham is noted for her ‘impeccable attention to detail’ and led advice to ElectroCore on its establishment in the UK, which involved the relocation of a US employee.

Associate Victoria Burnip is the key contact in Doyle Clayton’s Reading office; she handles the full range of business immigration issues, including assisting with sponsor licence applications.

Fisher Jones Greenwood LLP’s team is led by associate Ashlee Campbell, who has notable experience handling asylum claims. The firm frequently receives referrals from charities and local authorities.

At JSK Law, Rita Shah and consultant Sunita Shah have noted an increase in instructions from high-net-worth clients concerning applications for Investor and Entrepreneur visas.

Director Andrew Souter is the key name at Pitmans LLP, which has a strong focus on the technology sector. Areas of expertise include sponsorship compliance and assistance with acquiring Schengen visas. Richard Devall joined IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett) in April 2016.

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