Sophie is Senior Partner and Head of the UK Practice of Laura Devine Solicitors (LDS), an all-female partnership specialising in immigration law. With over 20 years’ experience in UK immigration and nationality law as well as EU free movement law, she has been recognised for many years by legal directories (including Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers, Super Lawyers, Spears 500 and Citywealth Power Women) as one of the foremost UK immigration experts globally and has been described as: ‘a brilliant lawyer noted for her pragmatism and technical skills’; ‘in a class of her own’.
Sophie is a prolific speaker and commentator on immigration topics, presenting internationally and frequently commenting in the general media. Commended for her “generosity in sharing her knowledge” for the benefit of the profession and immigration law practice in the UK, she is a past Chair of the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association (ILPA) (a post she held for five years), a member of the Lexis PSL Editorial Consulting Board, and remains extremely active in training lawyers for organisations including ILPA and LexisNexis.
LDS is an award-winning boutique immigration firm (with offices in London and New York) recognised globally as one of the foremost UK immigration law practices. The firm’s accolades include: Citywealth’s Power Women Awards 2016: Boutique Organisation of the Year: Female Leadership 2016; The Magic Circle – Premier Award for the Financial Sector – Immigration Law Firm of the Year 2015; UK Immigration Advisory Firm of the Year 2014; and Legal 500 Human Resources Specialist Firm of the Year 2014;
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