Kathryn is a partner at Payne Hicks Beach. She has been working in the immigration field exclusively since 2001. She practices in the broad spectrum of UK immigration, EU free movement and UK nationality law.
She advises high net worth individuals, often working alongside family offices, and wealth management organisations in applications under the Tier 1 (Investor), and Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) categories of the UK immigration rules. Her experience in personal immigration includes applications under the rules relating to partners, and children, including adoption and surrogacy.
Kathryn also acts for clients in a broad range of appeals to the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) and to the Upper Tribunal often challenging the complexity and rigidity of the current UK immigration rules.
Kathryn has contributed to Home Affairs Select Committee conferences. She trains internally and externally on immigration law and she regularly contributes articles on immigration to the press.
Kathryn has been consistently recommended in the Legal 500 since 2011. According to The Legal 500, she ‘imparts “realistic, clear advice”, and shows “amazing attention to detail”’.
She is listed in the Spears 500 Wealth Management 2014 ‘Best Immigration Lawyers’ index, in which it was noted that: ‘Barrister sources say she “probably handles more Tier 1 investor visas than any solicitor in this country”’.