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Ilda is a partner in the immigration team at Kingsley Napley. She is a South African-qualified attorney and a British-qualified solicitor who joined the firm in January 2010. Ilda has more than ten years of UK corporate immigration law experience, managing large company clients as well as handling complex matters for individuals, British nationality applications, appeals, judicial reviews and applications under European Law. Ilda also has extensive knowledge and experience in all aspects of the Points Based System, including assisting employers with their tiers two or five sponsor registrations and advising on Immigration compliance issues. She also has extensive experience in advising investors, entrepreneurs, along with high-net-worth individuals. Ilda has spoken on matters of immigration law for several distinguished organisations throughout her career. She has also written several articles on a variety of subjects relating to UK immigration law.


UK country manager Emigra Europe Limited; associate ASG Immigration; Kingsley Napley LLP.


Portuguese and Afrikaans.


The Law Society; International Bar Association (IBA); Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association (ILPA).


University of the North West, South Africa (Bachelor in Jurisprudence; LLB).

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London > Human resources > Immigration

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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.