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Biography

Partner Jurga McCluskey leads Deloitte’s UK and European immigration practice and is part of the global leadership team. She is an award-winning immigration expert with more than 18 years’ experience in this area. Deloitte’s global immigration practice comprises over 2,000 immigration professionals across 149 countries, 200 of which are based in the UK. In 2018 Deloitte UK formed an alliance with US immigration specialists Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP, to offer a best-in-class immigration service for global employers. 

Fluent in several languages, Jurga offers her many blue-chip clients succinct, astute advice on how to combine immigration compliance with their business needs in the most efficient way. She advises global organisations across multiple industry sectors, including technology, engineering, oil and gas and financial services. In 2016, Jurga was awarded Power Woman – Woman of the Year Editor’s choice award and in 2020, accepted on behalf of Deloitte, the Company of the Year, Creating Change for Women Award, both by Citywealth. In February 2021 Jurga was recognised as one of the Top 10 Most Powerful Women in the professional services industry.

Jurga covers all kinds of highly complex personal and corporate immigration issues. She is particularly skilled at dealing with immigration corporate governance and global compliance audits. HNW immigration aspects are also of particular interest and where Jurga spends a lot of her focus. Deloitte UK has a dedicate private client immigration team which deals with private individuals as well as private companies in relation to immigration applications and immigration compliance. Jurga also has extensive experience in coordinating emergency evacuation projects on behalf of corporate clients, including evacuations from Egypt, Libya and Algeria. She regularly advises corporate clients on evacuation and immigration-related business continuity issues which was also most helpful during COVID-19 pandemic when Remote Work as well as Right to Work issues became particularly important. 

In addition to her UK and European role, Jurga also leads Deloitte’s Global Government Relations team and is regularly called on to provide expert guidance to the UK and other Governments and leading think tanks on immigration matters. Jurga is a frequent voice in the media as an immigration expert, she sits on the Home Office Employer Advisory Group and advises the Home Office on the post Brexit Immigration System.
In February 2019, Jurga was asked to join the Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill Committee in Parliament as an expert witness to give evidence on the Immigration Bill and the White Paper. In the same year, she was also appointed as a chair of the immigration committee of the Worldwide ERC.  

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