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WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

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Corporate Immigration 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Chris Magrath is acknowledged by peers as a “hugely experienced and knowledgeable practitioner” in the London market. ​


Chris Magrath is the senior partner at Magrath Sheldrick LLP, established in 1990, specialising in immigration and employment law.

He is a practising English solicitor, and a member of the New York Bar, AILA and the Immigration Law Practitioners' Association. He has written and lectured extensively on immigration and employment issues in the UK, the US and Europe, and has authored Working in the United Kingdom: A Guide to UK Immigration Law for Overseas Nationals, and co-authored A Practical Guide to Disciplinary, Grievance and Performance Management. He is the editor of The Corporate Immigration Review (seventh edition 2017), and is also counsel to, and a director of, BritishAmerican Business.

Magrath Sheldrick LLP is a firm of immigration and employment law experts, providing advice to large corporate and SME businesses, as well as individuals of all nationalities in relation to obtaining appropriate working permission, visas and immigration advice in the UK, the US and overseas.

The firm advises on all aspects of the UK's immigration points-based system for individuals and businesses, maintaining expatriate records for renewal, relocation of spouses and dependants, investors, entrepreneurs and sole representatives, nationality applications, European immigration law, and immigration appeals and administrative reviews.

The firm has considerable knowledge of transatlantic immigration issues, enjoying a long-standing association with Gibney Anthony & Flaherty LLP in New York, and Magrath Global in Singapore covers the Asia-Pacific region. Strong links with overseas lawyers and other professional advisers worldwide enables full global immigration planning.

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