"‘very experienced and ... adept at dealing with a range of clients’. She specialises in complex and challenging personal immigration instructions, such as applications for Tier 1 applications, nationality and human rights matters, as well as international surrogacy and adoption issues."

Legal 500 2019

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!"

A Client

It has been a pleasure working with such an organised, dedicated solicitor like you are."

A Client


Professional societies and Memberships


Talks, interviews and articles published

Katie regularly gives talks and writes on immigration law matters, including:


Further information

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.


Insight from Katie

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Reflections on the impact of the UK’s recent and future hostile migration environment

What should EEA citizens living in the UK do next?

Recent international surrogacy case addresses immigration issues and challenges in bringing children home

Impact on UK immigration status when relationships break down

Immigration Bill 2015 – the real impact of creating a ‘hostile environment’

A call for reform and redesign of the UK’s Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa

Immigration Act 2014: Marriage and Civil Partnership

Developments in international surrogacy laws – a world full of choices and challenges

International surrogacy laws are not keeping up with changing social patterns

Addressing the challenges of overseas surrogacy

Nationality and immigration pitfalls in international surrogacy

Family migration routes to the UK – with a stop-over in Europe

Couples torn apart by UK family migration rules

Want to live with your family in the UK? All you need is love (and lots of money)

Brexit – take back control over your immigration status

Shutdowns and Brexit Omnishambles – how fear of immigration has brought us to a standstill

The hostile environment, detaining children and the dangers of dehumanisation

Brexit: Immigration issues for EU nationals in the UK to consider

Will Windrush help reset attitudes to immigration?

International surrogacy - the legal challenges for US nationals bringing a surrogate child to the UK

UK Immigration Authorities complete a ‘180’ on absences from the UK

IWD: Unlearning the language of silence

Nationality, bias and the UK immigration system

Brexit and relocating with children overseas – mind the immigration and family law gaps

Lessons we still haven’t learnt – a year on

Why though?! My thoughts on retaining the net migration target

Brexit – Trust is hard earned and easily lost for EU citizens in the UK

IWD: Why we must #BeBoldForChange in politics and the legal profession

Brexit: home & away

Theresa May signals an end to free movement and leaves EU citizens here and British citizens abroad in limbo

Would the UK consider Donald Trump to be of ‘good character’?

Has ‘immigration’ become the political trump card?

The opportunities and pitfalls of surrogacy for same sex couples

The UK’s referendum on EU membership – implications for British citizens living in Member States

Europeans living in the UK - no need to pack up just yet

Consultation on the UK’s Tier 1 Entrepreneur route – does it deliver economic benefits or is it ripe for reform?

The further use of discretion in considering time limits for parental orders

Tier 1 Investors need a UK investment account before applying for their initial visa

Surrogacy and modern families – calls for increased regulation and extended parental order deadlines

A new Immigration Bill – proposed changes and causes for concern

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+44 (0)20 3535 1532


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