Rachel Harvey > Shoosmiths LLP > Nottingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Shoosmiths LLP

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During this time, Rachel has advised global organisations and SMEs on all aspects of corporate immigration and work force planning. She has assisted organisations in obtaining and maintaining sponsor licences to enable them to recruit employees from outside of the EEA.

More recently, Rachel’s focus has been on assisting organisations who employ large numbers of EEA nationals with packages to support their employees through the Brexit process – retaining valuable talent. She also advises on the relocation of non-EEA family members of UK nationals who may be returning to the UK after years working abroad. 

Rachel regularly conducts immigration audits for businesses and advises on employer’s liability in relation to right-to-work checks and UKVI compliance.  She has significant experience in objecting to civil penalties received for employing illegal workers.   

Rachel also represents high net worth individuals from outside of the EEA who wish to invest money in or start businesses in the UK under the tier 1 entrepreneur and investor routes.  

Rachel also advises individuals on applications for spouse visas, indefinite leave to remain applications, EEA applications, applications for British citizenship and British passports.


Rachel has 13 years’ experience in both personal and corporate immigration law.

Lawyer Rankings

East Midlands > Human resources > Immigration

Rachel Harvey is a new name at Shoosmiths LLP following her arrival from Shakespeare Martineau LLP. She bring with her expertise of the retail, manufacturing, sports, educational and hospitality industries as well as a high-net-worth client base whom she assist in respect of entrepreneur visas, applications for Indefinite Leave to Remain and EEA regulation applications. The team is also home to established prowess on corporate immigration and Brexit planning matters.

East Midlands > Human resources > Employment

(Rising stars)

Rachel HarveyShoosmiths LLP

The ‘pragmatic and commercially focused’ team at Shoosmiths LLP is led by Helen Burgess, who has experience of TUPE and union issues, and also whistleblowing and dismissal matters. Her team is also active in business-critical outsourcings and restructures, complex grievances and other employee relations matters. Michael Briggs specialises in defending Employment Tribunal claims and is noted for his ‘business understanding’. Rachel Harvey, a new arrival from Shakespeare Martineau LLP, has bolstered the team with her knowledge of corporate immigration and Brexit planning. Associate Charlotte Staples is ‘friendly, polite, precise and extremely professional’.