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Magrath Sheldrick LLP

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Partner specialising in advising on all aspects of business immigration law. Zulaykha acts for a variety of corporate institutions across a range of sectors ensuring compliance under the points-based system and creating innovative solutions for business and private clients whilst ensuring adherence to the vast and increasingly complex UK Immigration system.
She has specific experience in strategic immigration planning for large organisations and he assists international assignment departments and human resource managers in developing compliance and Legal Right to Work (“LRTW”) policies and manages client audits by the Home Office. She also advises private clients on numerous family cases: spouse/civil/unmarried partner, children and other relatives; British nationality and citizenship cases; and consideration of permanent solutions including indefinite leave to remain and permanent residence applications.


Trained CMS Cameron McKenna; qualified 2006; assistant Magrath 2006, associate 2011, partner 2013.
Publications of note: ‘If the price is right, the UK will welcome you with open arms: encouraging business and investment in the UK’, The In-House Lawyer, February 2014. ‘Revisiting the Immigration Act 2014 – A focus on temporary health charges for temporary migrants’, The In-House Lawyer, June 2015. Editor and writer for ‘Magrath Insight’ – Magrath LLP’s in-house monthly e-newsletter on Immigration Law.


English, Gujarati, French (basic), Hindi (basic).


Member of Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association (ILPA), and the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI).


1992-97, Plashet School, London; 1997-99, Havering College of F&HE, Essex; 1999-2002 London School of Economics & Political Science, London, LLB (Hons) Law 2:1; 2002-03, College of Law, London, Legal Practice Course, Distinction.


Running, badminton, reading, cookery, baking.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Human resources > Immigration

Specialist business immigration outfit Magrath Sheldrick LLP has long-established experience of advising clients in the financial services sector; it is regularly engaged by major banks on a raft of immigration and global mobility issues. The team is also instructed by a number of ultra-high net worth individuals and household-name media and entertainment personalities. Senior partner Chris Magrath has a focus on UK and US immigration matters, while managing partner Ben Sheldrick stands out for his experience in advising clients in the financial services sector. Alfreda Joubert is experienced in acting for private clients, while Zulaykha Bhaijee primarily works with corporate clients.