Lucy Elbourne

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Lucy is a lawyer with almost 15 years of experience in the field of immigration. She began her career at paralegal level advising on global mobility issues for companies bringing highly skilled workers to the United States.

Since qualifying as a Solicitor in 2010 she has dedicated herself exclusively to the practice of UK immigration law, gaining experience with top-ranked legal teams in the City and working with a wide range of clients, from start-ups to FTSE100 companies.  She has participated in industry working groups and meetings with Home Office officials to help shape UK immigration policy and legislation. Lucy has a particular interest in the reformation of business immigration routes.

Lucy is experienced in handling all types of points-based system applications, including Tier 2 Licence applications and the associated compliance issues, Tier 5 short term work visas, as well as Tier 1 Investor and Entrepreneur routes. She regularly provides bespoke training to companies looking to improve their right to work check and Tier 2 sponsorship obligation processes.

Lucy also advises private clients in areas such as family visas, permanent residence, British citizenship and applications based on European law.

Having lived abroad herself, Lucy understands the complexities of the immigration process and has an ability to simplify these intricacies into clear terms that her clients can understand. She will always investigate the client’s ultimate intentions when accessing immigration advice, ensuring that the pros and cons of each visa option are clearly stated. Lucy recognises that her role is to facilitate the process and allow her client to make key decisions with absolute confidence.

Qualifications

  • Admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales, August 2010
  • University of Law, London (LLB Law) 2007
  • University of East Anglia (MA American History) 2002
  • University of East Anglia (BA (Hons) American History with Politics) 2001
  • Member of the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association (ILPA)
  • International Associate of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)