Virginia, US

Caron is a Partner and solicitor in the London office and has more than 20 years of experience as a lawyer practicing solely in the field of UK immigration and nationality law.

Caron has extensive experience in all categories of applications under the Points Based System (PBS), servicing a wide range of employers in diverse industry sectors including financial services, pharmaceutical, technology and IT, professional services, oil and gas, retail businesses and engineering.

She also advises and manages the process for employers to be licensed as sponsors. This includes providing advisory and strategic advice to employers to ensure that they can meet their enhanced compliance obligations in relation to their migrant population and supporting sponsors through audits and licensing visits by the UKBA.

Caron also advises on the full range of applications covered by the Immigration Rules including visitors, students, sole representatives, family members, long residence applications and applications submitted under European Law. 

She is a leading professional on Tier 1 (Investor) applications, acting for both clients of private banks and high net worth individuals worldwide, with a particular profile in Eastern Europe and China.

Caron has also participated in Government panels and workshops to develop and refine policy for PBS categories and has represented business in lobbying exercises.

Prior to joining Fragomen, Caron led the Business Immigration teams in the UK for CMS Cameron McKenna for 4 years and at another large immigration law firm for 5 years. The full CMS Cameron McKenna team moved to Fragomen with Caron in October 2011.

Education


University of East Anglia, Norwich
College of Law, Guildford

Awards

Named to "Leaders in the Field" - Chambers & Partners 2017 UK

Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom, 2009 to present

Listed as a top ranked lawyer in both Chambers and Legal 500 directories for the past 15 years

Super Lawyers Super Lawyer UK, 2013 to 2014

International Who's Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers, 2008 to present

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Legal Qualifications: Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales

Member, Immigration Law Practitioners' Association (ILPA)

Advising clients in the professional services, financial services and pharmaceutical sectors on all applications

Working with businesses to ensure their HR systems and processes are fully PBS compliant and working to ensure that PBS policy and procedural changes are incorporated into internal systems and planning for change

Advising on Tier 1 (Investor) applications and lobbying for policy changes

Advising on applications under the Immigration Rules and on a discretionary basis including overage dependents, sole responsibility cases, sole representatives and long residence

Publications and Lectures

Co-author and contributor on immigration issues for PLC  

Speaker and panelist at various seminars and corporate events in the UK and overseas  

Contributor to numerous immigration articles and features by the legal and national press and media