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WWL Ranking: Global Elite Thought Leader

Global Leader

Corporate Immigration 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Global Elite Thought Leader

Peers and clients say:

“Laura does an excellent job on complex matters”

“She is an excellent and very experienced lawyer”

“Laura is leader of corporate immigration in the UK - and for a very good reason!”


Laura is the managing partner of Laura Devine Immigration, an award-winning prestigious boutique immigration law firm in London and New York.  The firm has been described as a “transatlantic powerhouse”. Both offices, with a staff of 60, provide a full range of UK and US immigration advice to corporations, SMEs, families and individuals. Laura as an English solicitor and NY attorney oversees all UK and US matters. 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 “simply brilliant” by sources, who add: “Between the very many good immigration practitioners in the UK, she stands out as the best.” She has been described by the press as the "Queen of the Ritzy".

Laura is an officer on the IBA Immigration Committee and Senior Lawyers Committee. She is the immigration correspondent for the Law Society Gazette and editor of Thomson ReutersImmigration Law: Jurisdictional Comparisons. Laura is 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 2003, opening the associated New York office in 2007. Before launching her own law firm she established the immigration practices at Coopers & Lybrand (now PwC) and Eversheds (now Eversheds Sutherland).

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Awards won by Laura Devine

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