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  1. Immigration
  2. Hall of Fame
  3. Leading individuals
  4. Next generation lawyers

Hall of Fame

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Leading individuals

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    • Melissa Southall - Cartwright King

Next generation lawyers

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Freeths LLP  business immigration practice has experience in sponsor licence applications, outsourced license management, compliance audits and right to work support. John Craig is a key contact.

Cartwright King deals with complex personal immigration matters. Melissa Southall co-heads the Birmingham team is ‘a good communicator’, ‘professional in all her dealings’ and ‘an honest person who has empathy and understanding’. Fellow practice head Andre Minnaar is highly experienced in immigration and asylum matters.

Wright Hassall LLPs business immigration practice is led by Matthew Davies, who works with international clients and has a big focus on employment–related matters. Tracie Udall is an expert in the points-based immigration system as well as personal immigration matters. Associate Kelly Tomkinson is also experienced in business immigration issues.

Bevan Brittan LLP is headed by Ashley Norman , who regularly advises sectors on immigration compliance, certificates of sponsorship, right to work issues and Brexit queries. He is supported by associate Jaspal Basra , who has a particular focus on the education and public sectors. Recent work highlights include advising a university on sponsor licensing issues and Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust on its plan to recruit nurses from the Philippines.

Eversheds Sutherland  is headed by business immigration specialist Audrey Elliot , who regularly advises on the points-based immigration system, visa tracking and recruitment audits. She is particularly active in immigration matters relating to the energy and utilities sectors.

Shakespeare Martineau LLP ’s business immigration practice has a heavy focus on the education sector. Tijen Ahmet leads the team and has extensive experience dealing with higher education clients, most notably on the residential and employment rights of European nationals. Also recommended is associate Rachel Harvey , who regularly works with companies wishing to employ individuals from outside the European Economic Area.

VWV (Veale Wasbrough Vizards) ’s corporate immigration practice has expertise in advising on employment-related matters relating to education, technology and pharmaceuticals sectors. Senior associate Tom Brett Young leads the practice in Birmingham, and is ‘an excellent immigration lawyer’ with ‘a combination of technical expertise, client focus and practical execution’.

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