Josephine is an associate in the immigration department’s private client team. She joined the team in November 2019, after completing her training contract at Kingsley Napley. 

She advises on a broad range of UK immigration matters, in particular:  

  • Applications by family members under Appendix FM, including spouse and unmarried partner applications; 
  • Immigration implications of international surrogacy and adoption, working with colleagues in the family team; 
  • Complex nationality matters and registration applications; 
  • Global Talent applications – with a particular focus on those seeking endorsement through Tech Nation;
  • Advising those looking to start a business in the UK under the Innovator and Start-Up categories, which have now replaced the Entrepreneur visa, and assisting existing Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) clients with their extension and indefinite leave to remain applications;  
  • Applications made under the European Settlement Scheme.  

Prior to joining Kingsley Napley, Josephine studied Law with French at the University of Birmingham. As part of her degree, she spent a year studying French Law at the Université Panthéon-Assas in Paris. 



What clients Have said

“Responsive, professional, and compassionate."

Client, 2021

Josephine did a great job with my Global Talent visa application. I received the best possible service and assistance."

Client, 2021


Articles published

  • Family Law Journal – ‘Parenting under Immigration and Family law – Sole Responsibility is outdated and at odds with the Children Act’ , August 2018.

Professional societies and memberships

  • Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association (ILPA)
  • UK Centre for Animal Law (A-Law)
  • London Young Lawyers Group
  • Law Society

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