Katie is 'excellent with clients' and has a 'wealth of experience'
I am a senior associate in the Immigration Department. I specialise in family immigration matters, including complex applications under the immigration rules, human rights claims and European cases.
I trained at Freshfields, where I qualified into the corporate department. I later switched to the immigration field and worked for many years at Wesley Gryk Solicitors, a niche immigration firm.
I have also worked as a senior lawyer in the personal immigration team at Kingsley Napley LLP and as an immigration PSL at LexisNexis. Since 2016 I have co-convened the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association Family and Personal migration working group.
She had been granted leave to remain as a dependent and made a human rights application in her own right after her marriage had broken down. Her circumstances were unusual and compassionate. The appeal was allowed on the basis of her private life under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
We discussed whether he would apply for a “no time limit” biometric residence permit (BRP) and the option of applying under the Windrush scheme. He successfully made a Windrush application and was issued a BRP without having to pay any application fees.
The Home Office responded by offering to withdraw the refusal and look at the matter again. Her visa was issued and she was able to visit in April 2019.