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Marcia joined as a partner in the immigration team in January 2014. She has practised in the area of immigration, nationality and European law since 1998. She has had a long career in the field of immigration and is incredibly passionate about this area of law. She has won a number of challenges against the Home Office regarding complex cases, which have resulted in discretionary leave for her clients. She has a collaborative approach with the Home Office and government officials, and is often invited to participate in consultations and round table discussions on changes to UK and European immigration. Whilst some of these meetings are conducted under Chatham House rules, her input to these discussions is well received and often incorporated into material produced by the government.

Marcia has always been considered an ‘all-rounder’ in immigration due to her experience of advising clients, private as well as corporate, on all aspects of the immigration rules/points based system and discretionary applications.


Partner Kingsley Napley 2014 to date.


Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association (ILPA); American Bar Association (ABA); International Bar Association (IBA); American Immigration Lawyers’ Association (AILA); The Law Society.

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London > Human resources > Immigration

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Marcia LongdonKingsley Napley LLP

Kingsley Napley LLP is ‘very capable of covering the spectrum of immigration law; from business to asylum, including family and private life applications‘; and the team is ‘always very willing to go above and beyond to provide the best service‘. The team acts for a variety of clients across the legal, professional services, financial services, sports, media, entertainment, education, technology and energy sectors on business immigration matters. It also advises entrepreneurs, investors, high-net-worth individuals and high-profile individuals on complex immigration matters. Nicolas Rollason and the ‘outstanding’ Elspeth Guild are European immigration law experts, while Marcia Longdon is experienced in advising both corporate and private clients on the immigration rules, the PBS and discretionary applications and has a growing practice acting for clients in the creative and entertainment sectors. Ilda De Sousa handles British nationality applications, appeals, judicial reviews and applications under European Law, and also assists employers on Tier 2 or Tier 5 sponsor registrations and handles compliance issues. The firm also handles a raft of asylum, human rights and overstay work and is involved in a number of appeals and judicial reviews. The team is noted for its experience in complex family applications involving surrogacy and adoption. Senior associates Katie Newbury, who heads the private client immigration team, and Kim Vowden, who is experienced in advising financial, media and technology sector clients on business immigration, are also key members of the team.