Louise became a Partner in July 2019 and is based in the London office. Louise manages a large team of Associates, Paralegals and Coordinators providing UK immigration advice to a diverse portfolio of clients including major technology companies, law firms, financial and professional services organisations, mining, engineering, oil and SMEs. This includes advice on sponsorship and compliance, naturalization and all other UK immigration application. Her focus is UK inbound immigration, but Louise and her team also acts as a liaison point for her clients on multiple jurisdictions and EMEA strategies to ensure the smooth running of projects and individual applications. She has a deep understanding of global immigration programmes and regularly employs best practice strategies to ensure smooth transactional service delivery and identifying efficiencies and enhancements to ensure constant a best in class service is delivered.

Louise is part of Brexit Steering Committee and has been instrumental in delivering strategies and materials to ensure businesses were prepared for Brexit and for the new immigration regime and could articulate the issue as they relate to workforce planning. She has conducted regular sessions on change management to ensure that both employers and employees are prepared. She also advises companies on risk as it relates to immigration including the impact of COVID-19 and quarantines.

Louise contributes to the media (including Personnel Today), commenting on the impact of Brexit and the new immigration regime. She regularly invited to speak at external events including for CIPD, XPert HR, British American Business, Workable, London Chamber of Commerce, Solent and FEM and has delivered podcasts and guides in conjunction with them.

Louise regularly advises major corporate clients on right to work, compliance and best practices to ensure their obligations are met and works with them to ensure they have effective and smooth processes and reporting capability. She conducts regular training sessions on all aspects of UK immigration and right to work issues. She also advises on immigration issues arising out of mergers and acquisitions and changes to group structures. on their employees’ immigration status and relocation to the UK and the corresponding compliance issues. 

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, Future Leader, 2021

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

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

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

Memberships

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, “Post-Brexit UK Immigration – Preparing Your Business”. The Immigration Conversation, Presented by Fragomen, November 2020.

Speaker, “Looking beyond Brexit: is your organisation ready?”. Personnel Today webinar, October 2020.

Author, “Managing international business travel during coronavirus and Brexit”.  XpertHR, 29 October 2020.

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.