DavidsonMorris > London, England > Firm Profile

Level 30, The Leadenhall Building
122 Leadenhall Street

Employment > Immigration Tier 4

At DavidsonMorris, managing director Anne Morris has over 25 years of experience acting for clients ranging in size from SMEs to multinational corporates. The firm, which is retained by more than 750 clients, advises on immigration and HR compliance, Home Office visa applications and strategic global mobility consultancy. Jemima Johnstone, who leads the corporate immigration team, is experienced in guiding clients though the entire ambit of Home Office issues; her expertise includes sponsor licence implications of M&A and restructures, fast-tracked sponsor licence applications, expired sponsor licences and curtailed PBS visas. Clients come from sectors such as energy, technology and media, financial services, sport and education.

Practice head(s):

Jemima Johnstone

Other key lawyers:


Quick and detailed support throughout. Available at any time to answer all queries surrounding country legislation or point us in the right direction to various support mechanisms.’

They were able to help with our case when other firms could not. The positive, can-do approach, especially in very trying circumstances, was hugely important.’

Very thorough and patient, taking time to set out options and outcomes so we could make informed decisions each step of the way.’

The combined knowledge from DavidsonMorris is outstanding and makes the firm our go-to.’

The DavidsonMorris individuals are very approachable, supportive and knowledgeable. Their assistance to our company and our individual employees during the visa process is always of a high standard. The regular webinars provided are always comprehensive and delivered by various individuals within the team.’

A very well-structured organisation, From inquiry, to account managers, to working with specific solicitors. They coordinate well between departments ensuring consistent service.’

DavidsonMorris is a boutique firm that offers first-class immigration law advice to individuals and organisations worldwide. They have consistently been at the forefront of their chosen practice for many years. In Anne Morris, they have an individual that is truly at the top of her game.’

Key clients

Gordon Ramsay Group


Hitech Grand Prix Ltd


University of York

Scuderia Torro Rosso Formula 1

Tunnel Craft

Live Nation

Harris Pye



ECS Europe


Work highlights

  • Acted for Internet Videocommunications in the first points-based immigration case to come before the High Court. This matter involved advising the client on a successful challenge of Home Office enforcement action due to an alleged immigration compliance breach. The High Court found in the client’s favour, and held that the Home Office sanction had been disproportionate.
  • Assisted Harris Pye with a complex sponsor licence application that required specialist advice on corporate structure and intra-company transfers from multinational network.
  • Assisted Oxygen Tech with a complex sponsor licence application and portfolio of visa applications across multiple categories, following a TUPE transfer of 66 Tier 2s as well as Tier 1 investors.

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
Gordana Gligorevic  photo Gordana Gligorevic Solicitor – Immigration
Anne Morris  photo Anne Morris Managing Director – Immigration Lawyer, Global Mobility Specialist
UK partners : 1
UK solicitors : 6
Solicitors Regulation Authority
England & Wales Law Society
ILPA (Immigration Lawyers Practice Association)

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