Katie is a senior associate in the immigration team and has experience across a wide spectrum of UK immigration matters, with particular expertise in applications made under Tier 1 of the Points Based System and complex personal immigration matters.
Katie works in the private client immigration team where she advises a broad range of clients.
Particular areas of Katie’s expertise include:
- preparing applications for investors and entrepreneurs as well as family members of those in the UK or relocating here;
- advising clients on the immigration implications of international surrogacy and adoption, working with colleagues in the family team;
- challenging the UK Home Office by way of appeal and through a number of successful judicial reviews; and
- assisting with asylum claims and human rights applications and appeals.
What clients and directories have said
Throughout the process you have been professional, knowledgeable, efficient and an absolute pleasure to work with; thanks!"
It has been a pleasure working with such an organised, dedicated solicitor like you are."
Professional societies and Memberships
Talks, interviews and articles published
Katie regularly gives talks and writes on immigration law matters, including:
- UK Visa 180 day rule changes, The American Magazine, April 2018
- International surrogacy - the legal challenges for US nationals bringing a surrogate child to the UK, The American Magazine, April 2018
- UK Immigration Authorities complete a ‘180’ on absences from the UK, The American Magazine, April 2018
- Brexit Unspun Podcast - Katie, alongside the FT's public policy correspondent, discusses who will have the right to remain after Brexit, Financial Times, 6 November 2017
- AIJA's 55th Young Lawyers' Congress in Tokyo, August 2017
- Telling Stories, Not Statistics, TEDxYouth talk, June 2017
- Why Though? My thoughts on Retaining the Net Migration Target - HuffPost, 12 May 2017
- Mrs May Speech Leaves EU Citizens in Limbo, HuffPost, 19 January 2017
- Katie reflects on the impact of the UK’s recent & future hostile migration environment, New Law Journal, July 2016
- Q&A session and presentation on how Brexit may affect French nationals living in the UK, South Kensington in July 2016
- What should EEA citizens living in the UK do next? - LexisPSL Immigration interview, July 2016
- AIJA's Spring Half-Year Conference in Chicago, May 2016
- International surrogacy and the need for specialist advice, LexisPSL Immigration interview, December 2016
- Kingsley Napley's International Families & Investors event titled "Could Brexit spell High Net Worth exit" in July 2015
- Scots Family Law conference in Edinburgh, 2014
- IBC Citizenship by Investment & International Residence Summit in London, 2014
- AIJA's 52nd Congress in Prague, 2014
- Addressing the challenges of overseas surrogacy, LexisPSL Immigration interview, 2013
Katie read law at Pembroke College, Cambridge and completed her Legal Practice Course with distinction at the College of Law in Bloomsbury. She trained at a niche immigration firm in London before joining Kingsley Napley in January 2012.