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What the team is known for Leading immigration offering serving a broad base of clients including children and family members of British and settled people. Other areas of strength include adoption and surrogacy, as well as 'stranded spouse' cases. The team is able to draw on the firm's wider expertise in EU, human rights, detention and deportation law, when advising on personal immigration matters.
Strengths Sources say: "They are very responsive and their cases are all exceptionally well prepared. Strategic analysis is always at the forefront of their minds."
Another adds: "They are exceptionally good."
Alison Stanley is joint head of department and widely considered one of the foremost immigration experts in the UK. Her practice is comprehensive in advising clients on nationality issues, as well as on their efforts to obtain residency permits.
"She is absolutely fantastic - extremely organised, professional and an absolute pleasure to work with."
Joint head of department
Liz Barratt maintains a strong personal immigration practice. She stands out for her command of Brexit-related issues and for her advice to EEA nationals.
"She has encyclopedic knowledge of immigration law and is incredibly lovely to work with.""She is absolutely fantastic; she shows amazing attention to detail, care and skill in her work."