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Lucy Garrett Associate

[email protected]020 7317 6733

I work within the UK immigration department, advising both corporate and private clients

I work within the UK immigration department, advising both corporate and private clients.

I joined the Immigration Department as a Solicitor in June 2014.

I advise corporate and private clients on a range of UK immigration and nationality issues. I specialise in Tier 2 sponsor and employee-related immigration, assisting companies with their initial sponsor licence applications as well as providing ongoing guidance and support in maintaining their licence. I advise HR personnel on the requirements to satisfy right-to-work checks, ensuring appropriate processes are in place to enable suitable monitoring of their sponsored employees; relevant reporting is undertaken and attend Home Office visits. I assist employers and employees to navigate the Points-based system to obtain sponsorship under the Tier 2 visa category.

I also advise on issues relating to EEA Nationals and their family members, family applications, ancestry visas, settlement applications, plus assisting clients with naturalizing and/or registering as British citizens and provide assistance with first British passport applications.

  • Team: UK Immigration
  • Based: London

Interest

  • Horse Riding
  • Swimming

Notable experience

  • Working closely with HR departments to understand the business needs for each new hire to establish the best route forward for both the business and the employee
  • Advising corporate institutions on the importance of ongoing compliance under the Points based system and providing guidance on the responsibilities and obligations to be undertaken
  • Conducting mock audits and file reviews, plus provide training sessions to HR departments and recruitment teams on UKVI guidance and updates
  • Assisting corporates with updating the UKVI on structure changes, whether it be mergers, share sales or acquisitions, plus ensuring sponsored TUPE’d staff are appropriately reported
  • Conducting mock audits and file reviews, plus provide training sessions to HR departments and recruitment teams on UKVI guidance and updates
  • Present BREXIT workshops across the business sectors, providing updates on the Government’s developments and highlighting the options available to Europeans and their family members
  • Advising on numerous family cases: spouse, civil and unmarried partner, children including surrogacy and adoption
  • Advising on the various routes to British citizenship, including complex naturalisation and registration applications