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 Fragomen’s UK practice since October 2011, and has more than 25 years’ experience in UK immigration and nationality law. In the last six years, the practice has grown from 100 to over 300 staff based in London and Sheffield. As managing partner, Caron leads a partner and manager group that provides cutting-edge strategic, advisory and transactional support on all areas of immigration law. Caron is also a member of the firm’s joint executive committee, helping to set the strategy and direction of the firm worldwide.

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 and engineering. Clients range in size from SMEs with one or two applications per year to multinationals with several thousand cases per year.

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. Caron is also 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 and the UK team are involved in lobbying on immigration issues relating to Brexit and guiding employers and individuals alike through the upcoming changes, and she is often called upon to provide expert commentary in the media.

Caron is a member of the Immigration Law Practitioners' Association (ILPA). Additionally, she regularly contributes to articles and is often 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 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 “would certainly recommend” Caron Pope and highlight her tremendous knowledge of UK immigration law, for which she receives widespread international recognition.

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

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