Laura Devine

Laura Devine
100 Cannon Street
+44 20 7469 6460


Who's Who Legal Corporate Immigration

Laura is the managing partner of Laura Devine Solicitors, one of the most prestigious boutique immigration law firms in the UK. The firm, with an associated office in New York, has been described as a “transatlantic powerhouse” and has 60 staff. Both offices provide a full range of UK and US immigration advice to a broad range of business and personal clients. The firm, its partners and Laura are rated in the top tiers of the immigration sections of Chambers and The Legal 500, and are described as “just brilliant” according to sources, who add “between the very many good immigration practitioners in the UK, she stands out as the best”.  Laura is an English solicitor and a US attorney; before launching her own law firm she established the immigration practices at Coopers & Lybrand (now PwC) and Eversheds.

Laura is UK representative of the IBA immigration committee. She is the immigration correspondent for the Law Society Gazette and editor of Thomson Reuters' book on global immigration, Immigration Law: Jurisdictional Comparisons which is in its second edition. Laura is also a member of the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the New York State Bar, the City of London Solicitors’ Company and the Society of Scottish Lawyers in London. Laura is an internationally renowned speaker on immigration, law firm management and women in business.

Laura has an LLM from LSE and an LLB from UCL. She established her own firm in June 2003, opening the associated New York office in 2007.

WWL says: Laura Devine continues to be regarded as a star name in the the UK market and "is simply brilliant" say peers. She is “super-dedicated” to clients and "does a great job and is very good at presenting cases".

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