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Laura Devine Immigration

Work Department

Immigration Law


Senior Solicitor


Nicolette is a Senior Solicitor at Laura Devine Immigration in London. She has focussed on UK immigration and nationality law since joining in 2007.

Nicolette advises clients on a wide range of applications, including all tiers of the points-based system (PBS), non-PBS categories (UK Ancestry and sole representative routes), Tier 2 and Tier 4 sponsor licence applications and employer compliance support. She has had notable successes in complex initial and extension applications for Tier 1 (Investor), Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) and Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) routes. Nicolette is also a leading voice in the new Startup and Innovator categories.

In addition, Nicolette advises clients on European Settlement Scheme (EUSS) applications, EU free movement and permanent residence in the UK for EEA nationals and their non-EEA family members (including Chen, Zambrano and Surinder Singh applicants), as well as on applications for indefinite leave to remain in the UK and naturalisation and registration as British citizens. 

Her clients range from private individuals and family offices to multinational organisations and household brands spanning the creative, legal, manufacturing, sporting, finance, investment, hospitality, publishing, technology, education and entertainment sectors.

Nicolette is an experienced presenter and has delivered training on Brexit, sponsorship and compliance to a number of corporate clients and at UK legal workshops organised by The Law Society. She is also an active member and trainer for the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association (ILPA).




2013 – Admitted as a Solicitor of England and Wales
2011 – LPC – BPP Law School
2009 – GDL – BPP Law School
2002 – 2006 – BA King’s College London

Lawyer Rankings

London > Human resources > Immigration

Within: Rising stars -

Nicolette Bostock

Laura Devine Immigration

Laura Devine Immigration is a ‘very high-quality boutique practice. with a huge amount of experience; it is a go-to firm for difficult personal and business immigration issues‘. On the business immigration front, the firm is strong on UK and US matters, which is enhanced by its New York office, and is instructed by a raft of corporate clients, start-ups and executives. The team works alongside HR teams on sponsor licence management, compliance training, audit services, and supports clients on a raft of immigration issues. Managing partner Laura Devine is a ‘leading expert on immigration law‘; while senior partner Sophie Barrett-Brown – ‘the master of legal detail’ – heads the UK practice; and Natasha Chell is head of risk and compliance. Senior solicitors Nicolette Bostock, who is ‘very efficient‘, and Francesca Sciberras, who is ‘extremely thorough‘ are also key figures. The firm’s ‘outstanding‘ appeals and human rights practice, which is led by senior solicitor Malini Skandachanmugarasan, handles a variety of work which includes advising on overstay, and matters involving separated families, elderly dependants and incapacitated applicants. It also handles high-profile asylum claims for individuals, and the team is experienced in advising politically exposed individuals.