Partner, Head of Department: Laura Devine
Other fee earners: 25
THE FIRM A ‘highly regarded’ UK and US immigration boutique, ‘particularly noted’ for its strong transatlantic capability, Laura Devine Immigration (LDI) and its associated office, Laura Devine Attorneys in New York, advise on UK and US immigration, as well as British and US nationality laws, and European free movement. The continuing success of its practice, with its reputation as a ‘powerhouse and a go-to team’ and sustained by its‘impressive client service’ and recommendations from multinational corporates and individuals and referrals from other law firms, is driven by‘deeply respected’ founder, Laura Devine, described as‘clearly at the top of her game’ and is led in London by‘incredibly astute’ Sophie Barrett-Brown and in New York by‘highly creative’ managing partner Anastasia Tonello.
All partners, including the‘excellent’ Natasha Chell in London and the‘terrific’ Jennifer Stevens in New York are cutting edge immigration advisers, actively involved in not just the practice of immigration law, but also in lobbying and engaging in consultations to shape immigration policy, as well as being in demand as immigration law experts speaking on national and international platforms.
PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK
While one of LDI’s particular strengths is noted to be‘a go-to team for corporate immigration’, it advises on the full range of complex UK and US immigration and nationality law matters for both corporates and individuals and has a strong human rights practice which also handles immigration appeals.
CLIENTS Noted for its ‘impressive client service’ and‘highly regarded’ for its‘business immigration advice to multinationals, SMEs and individual entrepreneurs’, LDI represents a diverse array of corporate and individual clients across all sectors, from finance to fashion and education to the entrepreneurial economy. Clients include leading entrepreneurs, executives, investors and high net worth individuals and celebrities.
INTERNATIONAL Described in the legal press as a ‘transatlantic powerhouse’, the offices in London and New York number 60 staff, advising on UK and US immigration law, and operate a visa courier service from New York handling UK immigration applications being submitted in the US.