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Laura Devine Immigration

Work 0207 469 6460
London, New York

Matthew Wills

Work +44 (0)20 7469 6460
Laura Devine Immigration

Work Department

Immigration Law


Senior Solicitor


Matthew is a Senior Solicitor at Laura Devine Immigration in London.  He has focused exclusively on UK immigration and nationality law since 2010.

With a broad range of experience, Matthew advises clients on individual and sponsor applications under the points-based system (PBS) as well as providing a variety of immigration and compliance solutions for SMEs through to large multinationals. He also represents high-net-worth clients on Tier 1 (Investor) and Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) applications, including those submitted on a discretionary basis.

Matthew is experienced in settlement and naturalisation applications, assists with family immigration matters and advises on applications for EEA nationals and non-EEA family members. He has been actively involved in appeals to the First-Tier Tribunal on applications for discretionary leave to remain in the UK made under Article 8 ECHR and applications for judicial review.


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2014 - Admitted as a Solicitor of England and Wales
2012 - LLB, College of Law
2010 - 2012 - LPC, College of Law
2008 - 2009 - GDL, College of Law
2002 - 2005 - BA in History, Warwick University

London: Human resources


Within: Immigration

Immigration boutique Laura Devine Immigration has a ‘well-earned reputation for excellence’, ‘undertakes the highest quality work’ and ‘excels in identifying pragmatic and creative solutions in order to meet the client’s objectives in the swiftest manner possible’. The firm has a substantial human rights and appeals practice, which advises on a range of issues covering oversta-s, separated families, elderly dependants and incapacitated applicants, as well as high profile asylum claims for politically exposed persons and other individuals.  Its business immigration department, which is particularly noted for its strengths in US and UK immigration law, regularly acts for multinational companies, SMEs, start-ups and executives. Managing partner Laura Devine is a ‘visionary leader’; ‘the client experience is at the heart of all she does’. Other key figures include ‘exceptional’ UK practice head Sophie Barrett-Brown; Anastasia Tonello, who is the global head of the firm’s US practice; and senior attorney US practice head in London Christi Hufford Jackson, who is a ‘dynamic practitioner, unsurpassed in identifying the best solution to a tricky problem’. Head of compliance and risk Natasha Chell is a ‘polished professional with an excellent client manner, who inspires complete confidence and consistently provides well thought out advice’, and is experienced in corporate immigration, with particular strengths in advising on sponsor licencing and Tier 2 matters. Senior solicitor Francesca Sciberras is ‘extremely professional’, ‘always accommodating’ and ‘gives clients the hard line, but also understands the reality of the client’s business’. Malini Skandachanmugarasan heads the appeals and human rights department, which includes recently promoted senior solicitor Matthew Wills, who also handles business immigration, and solicitor Zeena Luchowa.

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