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Louise focuses her practice on UK inbound immigration. She manages a large team that provides strategic, compliance and transactional immigration advice to a variety of sectors, including technology and software, oil and gas, engineering, legal and professional services.

Louise leverages 13-plus years of immigration experience on all aspects of UK immigration, including advising companies on immigration issues arising out of mergers and acquisitions and changes to group structures. She has been heavily involved in assisting clients with the implications of Brexit on their EU/British workers and works closely with Fragomen's European offices to deliver a truly cross-border strategy. Louise regularly works with clients to devise change management plans and ensure that they are suitably prepared for the UK to leave the EU with or without a deal. She attends a variety of working groups with government officials to represent the needs of employers and is working with clients to prepare for a new immigration regime in the UK to ensure that they remain employers of choice for a migrant workforce. 

Louise works closely with a number or professional associations, recruitment companies and HR resource providers and has spoken on a number of panels. She is a regular commentator on how Brexit will impact movement of people, delivering numerous podcasts, articles and guides. 

Education


College of Law, Chester | Legal Practice Course, 2005
College of Law, Chester | Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, 2004
University of Nottingham | B.A., 2003

Awards

Listed in Who's Who Legal: Corporate Immigration, 2019

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

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

Member, Law Society of England and Wales

Member, Immigration Law Practitioners' Association

Strategic delivery of large global mobility programmes, including employee moves to the UK and oversight for other jurisdictions

Conducted change management consultancy in preparation for the impact of Brexit on mobility of people in the UK and in Europe

Partnered with companies to create bespoke three year Brexit plans to ensure that disruption to business is minimised and a sensible strategy is put in place where employers are particularly exposed

Represented employers in working groups with government representatives

Provided technical legal advice on complex UK immigration, European and nationality issues

Delivered strategic advice to companies on employer compliance regime and illegal working provisions

Conducted bespoke trainings for Global Mobility, HR professionals and business leaders on immigration trends, the changing UK immigration landscape and the details of the regime currently in place, including the Points Based System (PBS) and UK immigration law

Publications and Lectures

Louise is a regular contributor to immigration articles and features by the legal press.

Speaker “Podcast: Latest updates on Brexit and what they mean for employers”. XpertHR, June 2019.

Speaker, “Podcast: Brexit - preparing your workforce for all scenarios”. XpertHR, March 2019.

Panellist, “The impact of Brexit on employment: Insights from 3 experts”. Brexit: Recruiting Through Uncertainty, Workable, 23 January 2019.

Speaker, “Webinar: Brexit - how to prepare for the removal of free movement”. XpertHR, September 2018.

Author, “Brexit: How can HR keep EU workers in the UK?”. Personnel Today, 18 September 2018.

Speaker, “Podcast: What employers need to know about Brexit”. XpertHR, August 2018.