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Magrath Sheldrick LLP

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Senior partner and head of immigration/employment departments. Clients include numerous UK and US multi-national companies, senior executives, entrepreneurs and investors, and well-known names in the music and entertainment business.


Articled Brian Thompson & Partners; qualified 1975; assistant solicitor Brian Thompson & Partners 1975-76; assistant solicitor Evan Davies & Co 1976-77; partner Powell Magrath & Spencer 1977-90; senior partner Magrath LLP 1990; admitted attorney in New York State 1986; publications: co-author ‘Practitioners’ Guide to the Police & Criminal Evidence Act 1984’ (Longmans), ‘Working in the United Kingdom – A Guide for Foreign Nationals (Handbook)’; co-author ‘A Practical Guide to Disciplinary, Grievance and Performance Management’, Legalease (2004); co-author and editor ‘The Corporate Immigration Reviews (Law Business Research).


Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association; American Immigration Lawyers’ Association; International Bar Association; Employment Lawyers Association.


Campbell College, Belfast; Trinity College, Dublin (1972 BA Hons); College of Law, Lancaster Gate (1973); admitted as solicitor in England and Wales 1975; admitted as a member of New York Bar 1986.


Tennis, skiing, restaurants, member Annabels and Grouchos.

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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.