Philip Trott

Bates Wells Braithwaite

It isn’t hyperbole to say that, with clients including Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes and 50 Cent, Philip Trott is a legendary figure in immigration law. He represents the likes of Endemol, politicians and Tier 1 HNWs, and the Home Office… Read More

Nicolas Rollason

Kingsley Napley

There is a political debate in Parliament on whether the ‘super-rich should get special treatment’ via the investor visa route, Nicolas Rollason says, against the backdrop of Europe’s crisis. ‘It’s made the contrast between the very wealthy and the very… Read More

Kamal Rahman

Mishcon de Reya

Mishcon de Reya’s head of immigration Kamal Rahman has been exceptionally busy with the firm’s joint initiative with the City of London, negotiating the status of highly-skilled European nationals ‘who are here and ought to be here’. Rahman has also… Read More

Julia Onslow-Cole


Julia Onslow-Cole, regarded as the ‘expert’s expert’ by peers, continues her leadership on all aspects of immigration matters. Recent highlights include her appointment to the Board of Council for Global Immigration in Washington and her appointment to the Mayor of… Read More

Sharmila Mehta

Farrer & Co

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… Read More

Anthony Michael


London-born Anthony Michael is a director at Deloitte’s immigration team, led by award-winning lawyer Jurga McCluskey. The talented adviser swiftly moved up the ranks, from senior manager to director, since he joined the Big Four firm in 2015. Formerly at… Read More

Jurga McCluskey


‘High net worth individuals are usually cash rich but time poor, so they are very keen to have the right strategy as to how they can move around the world, while looking after their business affairs without too many complications,’… Read More

Sarah Gogan


Formerly of Mishcon de Reya, Sarah Gogan has been an important partner hire for Fladgate, bringing with her an impressive slew of clients. Gogan has 15 years’ experience in advising HNWs and UHNWs, and an array of businesses. She was… Read More

Roger Gherson


Gherson’s eponymous founding partner is undoubtedly a leading figure in this area, with specialisms in immigration tribunals, High Court judicial reviews and cases at the European Court of Human Rights. Commercial, property, tax and litigation law are also notable strengths…. Read More

Laura Devine

Laura Devine Solicitors

The managing partner of the ‘transatlantic powerhouse’ that takes her name, Laura Devine is one of the key players in this field. Depending on whom you talk to, she is either ‘the best’ (Who’s Who Legal) or, more curiously, ‘Queen… Read More