Lisa Roberts joins Employment Team in London

The battle lines have been drawn in the UK general election with Brexit and also the wider immigration system being high on the political agenda. Navigating clients through Brexit-immigration queries, speaking with knowledge and skill about the impact of election promises and leading clients into a post-Brexit immigration system will be an essential services to provide to clients to assist them with reaching their desired business objectives as well as retaining talent within the UK.

Lisa Roberts has joined our London office and is an immigration expert with extensive immigration experience advising some of the world’s largest corporations on their UK immigration requirements. She has joined us from the Squire Patton Boggs immigration team and trained at Fragomen LLP, a single service global immigration firm. We can therefore now provide a variety of immigration-related services including:

  • Brexit advice for employers and their employees consisting of a variety of services such as:
    • Tailored and customised employee correspondence
    • Town-hall style discussions at client sites for employees and training sessions for HR professionals on dealing with Brexit queries and equipping themselves for a post-Brexit immigration system
    • Settled/pre-settled status workshops to deal with multiple employees in one sitting to ensure they secure the necessary paperwork to evidence their right to stay in the UK
    • One to one sessions with high value, senior employees to help assist with strategizing UK immigration position and handling complex family queries
  • Immigration auditing service, providing mock Home Office style audits to ensure compliance with the UK government’s strict guidelines and strategizing immigration policy
  • Human resourcing support such as right to work enquiries in conjunction with employment disciplinary action, challenging the issuance of civil penalties, reviewing right to work policies and conducting extensive right to work audits to identify risks of civil penalty liability
  • Sponsorship and visa assistance consisting of:
    • Sponsor licence applications
    • Sponsor licence renewals
    • Advising and challenging revocations of sponsor licences
    • All aspects of Tier 2 sponsorship including entry clearance, leave to remain and indefinite leave to remain applications
  • Creative immigration solutions for business
  • Permanent residence and citizenship applications

If you require further information or require any immigration assistance, please contact Lisa Roberts