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Caron Pope

Caron Pope
Firm:
Office:
1st Floor 95
Gresham Street
EC2V 7NA
City:
London
Country:
England
Tel:
+44 20 7090 9135
Fax:
+44 20 7090 9101

Biography:

Who's Who Legal Corporate Immigration

Caron has been the managing partner of our UK practice since October 2011, and brings more than 25 years’ experience of UK immigration and nationality law. In the last five years the practice has grown from 100 to over 250 staff based in London and Sheffield. As managing partner, Caron leads a partner and manager group which provides cutting-edge strategic, advisory and transactional support on all areas of immigration law. The firm’s bespoke technology system provides clients with real time access to cases, access to data, real-time reporting functionality as well as a secure repository for digital documents.

She has advised on all categories of applications under the points-based system (PBS) since it was rolled out in 2008, and leads client accounts in diverse industry sectors including financial services, pharmaceutical, technology and IT, professional services, oil and gas, retail businesses and engineering. Clients range in size from SMEs with one or two applications per year through to multinationals with several thousand cases per year.

Fragomen has an established compliance team which advises and manages all aspects of the process for licensing employers as sponsors. The team provides advisory and strategic advice to employers in relation to their compliance obligations for their migrant population and supports sponsors through audits and licensing visits by the Home Office. There is also a key focus on Tier 4 work for education institutions.

Caron and the wider team advise on the full range of applications covered by the Immigration Rules including visitors, students, sole representatives, family members, long residence applications and applications submitted under European Law. The firm has a dedicated private client practice and a worldwide citizenship programme to provide premium service to individual clients and high net worth individuals. Caron is a leading professional on Tier 1 (Investor) applications, acting for both clients of private banks and high-net-worth individuals worldwide, with a particular profile in Eastern Europe and China.

Caron has participated in government panels and workshops to develop and refine policy for PBS categories, and has represented business in lobbying exercises. Caron has also organised client panels and meetings with high ranking government and policy officials to enable businesses to feed in views and comments directly to the decision makers.

Caron is a member of the Immigration Law Practitioners' Association (ILPA). Additionally, she regularly contributes to articles and featured in the legal and national press and media. Caron is a regular speaker and panellist at seminars and corporate events in the UK and overseas.

Caron has been listed as a top-ranked lawyer in both Chambers and The Legal 500 directories for over 15 years. Caron completed a legal practice course at the College of Law, Guildford, and her LLB at the University of East Anglia, Norwich.

WWL says: Sources comment that they "would pick out Caron Pope at Fragomen" as a leading UK lawyer for immigration.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Corporate Immigration which can be purchased from our Shop.

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