Jessica Yu > Macfarlanes LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Macfarlanes LLP

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Jessica provides specialist UK immigration and nationality advice to a range of clients including high-net-worth individuals and corporates.

For private clients, Jessica regularly advises on the Investor, Entrepreneur, Start-up/Innovator, Representative of an Overseas Business and Global Talent categories. She also advises on complex family and personal matters involving relocation to the UK, Indefinite Leave to Remain (also known as Permanent Residence or Settlement) and British citizenship. For EEA nationals, this involves advising on the EU Settlement Scheme and their UK immigration permission post-Brexit.

For corporates, Jessica supports them through the sponsor licence process and subsequent sponsorship of skilled workers. She also advises UK businesses to ensure that they are compliant with their sponsor licence duties and responsibilities and the law in relation to the prevention of illegal working.

Jessica was appointed to the immigration seat of The Law Society Council in October 2021 and sits on The Law Society Immigration Law Committee.


Qualified 2015


Professional memberships

Immigration Law Practitioners Association

Lawyer Rankings

London > Employment > Immigration

Personal tax expert Edward Reed leads Macfarlanes LLP‘s immigration practice, where he is especially noted for his work advising internationally mobile families. The team acts for a range of corporate clients, providing broad support including sponsor licence application management and transaction and compliance advice. Senior solicitors Tom Marsom and Jessica Yu sit at the heart of the firm’s immigration offering, with specialist experience including post-Brexit planning and M&A transactions.