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Fragomen Boosts its UK Leadership with Two New Partners in 2016

Our new partners continue the UK practice’s exciting growth over the last 5 years.

Fragomen is proud to announce the election of 14 new Partners globally, 2 of which—Natasha Catterson and Ian Robinson—are based in the firm’s London office.   

“I am very proud of all the firm has achieved since I joined in 2011. We have more than doubled in size and I have had the privilege of watching and mentoring colleagues through their careers to join the management team,” said Partner Caron Pope. “The firm has made a huge investment in infrastructure and people during this time and Ian and Natasha’s promotions are testaments to this. While we remain a sole focus immigration law firm, we have built out a number of niche offerings to ensure that we can meet all our UK clients’ needs. I’m confident that Natasha’s and Ian’s unique skill sets and experience will further enhance our offering to local and global clients.”

London’s leadership has increased rapidly over the last 5 years. With the addition of Natasha and Ian, Fragomen now has 8 London-based Partners, of which 5 are women—a very clear indication of the firm’s ongoing commitment to business growth, diversity and opportunity.

Natasha Catterson has been with the Firm since 2011 and has worked in UK immigration law for over 10 years. She represents multinational corporate clients across a range of industries, with a particular focus on the financial services, advertising, and oil and gas sectors. Natasha provides advice on all aspects of UK corporate immigration, including mergers and acquisitions and other corporate restructures. She also advises private clients on issues relating to settlement, nationality and European law. She is a regular contributor to immigration articles and a frequent speaker at various seminars and events in the UK. Natasha has been recognised as a leader in the market for several years and was named an “Associate to Watch” in the Chambers and Partners UK Guide for the last 4 years.

Ian Robinson has worked in immigration for almost 14 years, including 5 years with Fragomen. He manages a large UK immigration team that supports businesses across a range of sectors and oversees Fragomen's UK Government Strategies Practice. He also works with Fragomen's Strategic Migration Forum to ensure that messages to the government are consistent and compelling. Prior to joining the firm, Ian served as an Assistant Director at the UK's Home Office and was a principal architect of the UK’s Points Based System.