DavidsonMorris > London, England > Firm Profile

Level 30, The Leadenhall Building
122 Leadenhall Street

Employment > Immigration Tier 4

Corporate immigration is a key strength for DavidsonMorris, and the firm is well regarded for its strategic and long-term approach to its client relationships. Demetris Demetriou arrived from KPMG Law in the United Kingdom to lead the team in September 2021, following Jemima Johnstone‘s departure to Gherson LLP, and brings experience in handling the immigration aspects of corporate transactions. Demetriou works closely with founder and managing director Anne Morris, and is at the head of the firm’s sponsor licence management CARE package.

Practice head(s):

Demetris Demetriou

Other key lawyers:


‘The DavidsonMorris immigration team are extremely knowledgeable about the official visa process for employees, and were very clear and supportive in the process of our application. The team always gave broad legal context for their guidance, but were also firm in their view of best practice and the best path for us to follow.’

‘The knowledge of the team and the expertise on explaining complicated stuff in simple ways without missing any detail is simply amazing!’

‘We’ve been super impressed with their customer service and they’ve walked us through immigration processes and educated us along the way.’

‘Individuals are prompt with their replies. Replies are detailed and unambiguous. Every question is answered respectfully even if it exposes a complete lack of understanding on our side and their patience is to be commended. Anne Morris is always available to discuss issues at a more strategic level.’

‘The individuals were clear in their roles, and respectful of the requirements for us to have speedy access to the right people. We have very attentive ‘client service’ from the account handler, and the experts were very thorough and generous with their time and views, based on the scenarios that we asked them about.’

‘Anne Morris and her team are so knowledgeable and professional in their delivery of immigration advice and services to us. From the outset Anne gave us confidence we were in the right hands and most importantly she and her team delivered on that promise.’

‘Customer service that is second to none. They always go the extra mile.’

Key clients

Interpath Advisory


Hitech Grand Prix Ltd

Marmalade London Ltd

Scuderia Torro Rosso Formula 1

Mumbys Live-In Care

Intrepid Owl Ltd (trading as Rest Less Ltd)

Expro North Sea

ECS Europe

Crystal Hall Care Home

Crouch End Café Ltd

Work highlights

  • Retained immigration advisers to L G Harris, UK brand of global conglomerate Orkla ASA Group.
  • Retained immigration advisers to Interpath Advisory, the UK’s largest privately-owned independent turnaround and restructuring business.
  • Retained immigration advisers to growing tech company Vector.ai.

As employer solutions lawyers, DavidsonMorris provides strategic consultancy and managed services that ensure businesses are both fully compliant with their legal requirements and effective in meeting their people-led business objectives.

The firm specialises in employment and immigration law and human resources and global mobility consultancy. From offices in London, Cambridge, Aberdeen, Manchester and Birmingham, DavidsonMorris supports employers with UK-based operations in all aspects of workforce management, development and mobility.

Bringing together lawyers, human resource professionals, global mobility consultants and former Home Office employees, the firm’s multidisciplinary team offers a complete and cost-effective capability in support of high-performing HR functions.

Offices at: London, Aberdeen, Cambridge, Manchester, Birmingham.

Managing director Anne Morrisanne.morris@davidsonmorris.com020 7494 0118
Demetris Demetriou photoMr Demetris DemetriouHead of Legal  
Gordana Gligorevic photo Gordana GligorevicSolicitor – Immigration
Anne Morris photo Anne MorrisManaging Director – Immigration Lawyer, Global Mobility Specialist
UK partners : 1
UK solicitors : 3
Solicitors Regulation Authority
England & Wales Law Society
ILPA (Immigration Lawyers Practice Association)

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