The chair of the Law Society’s Immigration Law Committee, Sharmila Mehta is a superstar in the immigration field, with more than 22 years’ experience in corporate and private immigration law. No wonder that Farrer describes her recent hire as a consultant as ‘a real coup’. This reputation has been won by her ‘significant authority’ in handling highly sensitive cases around the world, including in Russia and the Middle East. The astute solicitor advises a wide range of clients globally in China, Africa, the US and South America, representing entrepreneurs, family offices, investment banks and senior executives. She has a particular focus on Tier 1 (Investor) visas and entrepreneur applications.