Jonathan Kingham

Jonathan Kingham

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Jonathan is a well regarded solicitor with broad experience across complex business and personal immigration. He joined North Star Law in June 2018 from LexisNexis, where he developed, wrote and edited for the leading business immigration law know-how service LexisPSL Immigration. Jonathan has particular expertise in EU free movement law, including Brexit-related issues, and is a co-convenor of the EU working group of the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association (ILPA). Other areas of specialism include family immigration, nationality, and all aspects of business immigration, including applications by entrepreneurs and investors, and sponsorship under Tier 2 of the Points-Based System. He has extensive experience of complex applications and appeals/other challenges. Prior to working at LexisNexis, Jonathan was an immigration solicitor at Kingsley Napley and Bates, Wells and Braithwaite, where he acted for a wide range of businesses and individuals, including corporates in the legal, finance and technology sectors, and individuals in the film and entertainment fields.

Jonathan speaks regularly on EU law and immigration issues, and has trained for ILPA and the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI). In addition to numerous Practice Notes on LexisPSL, his other publications include an article in the Journal of Immigration and Nationality Law (on post-Brexit work and residence in the EU for British citizens) and ‘Computer says no’, an analysis on the Free Movement blog on key issues and concerns in the ongoing digitalization of immigration applications.

Jonathan’s longstanding interest in living and working overseas stems from an expatriate childhood living in various countries in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, and he undertook an Erasmus exchange at the University of Cádiz.

Qualifications

  • Admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales 2002
  • College of Law, Guildford (LPC) 1999
  • City University, London (CPE) 1998
  • University of Edinburgh, MA(Hons) (History) 1998