Global Elite Thought Leader Laura Devine's practice remains at the cutting edge and her track record is consistently excellent. One peer states, "In my view, Laura is the leading current practitioner of UK immigration law."
Laura is the managing partner of Laura Devine Immigration, one of the most prestigious boutique immigration law firms in the UK with Laura and the firm winning many awards. The firm, which has an associated office in New York, has been described as a “transatlantic powerhouse” and has 60 staff. Both offices provide a full range of UK and US immigration advice to a broad range of business and personal clients. Laura oversees 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 UK representative of the IBA immigration committee. She is the immigration correspondent for the Law Society Gazette and editor of Thomson Reuters' book on global immigration, Immigration Law: Jurisdictional Comparisons. Laura is also 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 and is an English solicitor and a US attorney. She established her own firm in June 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).