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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 > Employment > Immigration

(Next Generation Partners)

Rachel HarveyShoosmiths LLP

Specialist immigration lawyer Rachel Harvey ‘has excellent knowledge and experience’; she heads the Nottingham immigration practice at Shoosmiths LLP, which is integrated into the employment department in order to offer full-service advice to corporate clients. The team also offers advice to individuals on all immigration matters while corporate clients are assisted in regards to sponsorship licenses as well as obtaining visas for new employees or existing staff, among others with respect to Brexit. Emma Morgan heads the business immigration department nationally and Paul Stokey heads the Manchester immigration team.