The International Who's Who Of Corporate Immigration Lawyers - Fifth Edition

Of the UK immigration law specialists based in England, Julia Onslow-Cole is the only one to appear in the list of most highly regarded practitioners across the globe. Karen Sturtivant was, however, frequently and emphatically recommended to us. Sturtivant, like the "excellent" Hilary Belchak of Kingsley Napley, is regarded as one of the leading immigration lawyers in the UK. Peter Alfandary of Reed Smith is similarly well regarded and respondents commented upon the strength of his firm's immigration team. (In support of this view, Caron Pope 's presence in this publication means that Reed Smith is the only firm operating in England to have two practitioners listed.) The "wonderful" Graeme Kirk of Gross & Co, chair of the Immigration and Nationality Committee of the International Bar Association, is also widely recognised by his peers as a leader in the field. Laura Devine is described by one respondent as "superb" and is said to have a strong team behind her at her own firm. The "very good" Chris Magrath , also at his own firm, is "very well respected" and judging by the number of nominations he received is undoubtedly one of the UK's leading immigration law specialists. Philip Trott of Bates Wells & Braithwaite is equally well regarded. "An excellent practitioner", he emerges from the research as one of the jurisdiction's most respected individuals in this field of the law.

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