Biography

Helen joined North Star Law in July 2015, having previously practised in three of London's leading immigration firms over the past ten years. Her experience includes points-based system applications, including Tier 1 Investors and Entrepreneurs, Tier 2 sponsor licence issues, permanent residence and nationality, spousal applications and EEA matters.

Helen's clients include investors, business owners and entrepreneurs, private individuals and corporates. Her experience also includes immigration appeals, human rights based and discretionary applications and assisting multinational corporates with their global mobility programmes.

Helen trained as a solicitor with City firm, Berwin Leighton Paisner, qualifying in March 2003. She started her immigration law career with Wesley Gryk Solicitors, dealing largely with personal immigration matters, moving on to a position with Kingsley Napley LLP where her client base was a mix of corporate and private clients. Most recently, Helen was a Senior Associate with Fragomen LLP where she specialised in business immigration for global corporates.

Helen was recommended in the 2014 edition of the Legal 500 for business immigration and has provided ILPA training on Tier 5. She has also had several articles and blogs published and regularly provides training to clients.

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Areas of Practice

Immigration