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Marcia joined as a partner in the immigration team in January 2014. She has practised in the area of immigration, nationality and European law since 1998. She has had a long career in the field of immigration and is incredibly passionate about this area of law. She has won a number of challenges against the Home Office regarding complex cases, which have resulted in discretionary leave for her clients.
She has a collaborative approach with the Home Office and government officials and is often invited to participate in consultations and round table discussions on changes to UK and European immigration. While some of these meetings are conducted under Chatham House rules, her input to these discussions is well received and often incorporated into material produced by the government.
Marcia’s experience spans 20 years in the industry. She has become a leading expert on corporate immigration covering mergers and acquisitions. She is incredibly knowledgeable with HR policy, compliance and risk analysis; reporting and audit planning; high touch service planning for executives and VIPs; business traveller compliance; cost and budgeting as well as global project planning. In her early career she represented clients as an advocate before immigration judges and prepared cases for judicial review.
Marcia has excellent industry knowledge in a variety of sectors including: oil and gas, banking and finance, telecommunications, insurance and pharmaceutical industries. Marcia also provides training to HR professionals and practitioners on compliance and reporting. She is a popular speaker at immigration events and conferences.
Marcia will also often assist clients who may have had their applications refused and is often recommended to give a second opinion to clients looking to find an alternative solution.
Marcia has been recognised in the Citywealth List and Legal 500 and she is listed in Who's Who Legal as a Thought Leader in Corporate Immigration, 2019.
Marcia has appeared in the media and been quoted in the press many times. Some of the more recent media interviews, quotes and articles include:
Marcia studied Law at the University of Westminster and subsequently attended the College of Law to complete her solicitor finals.
Before joining Kingsley Napley, Marcia managed the global immigration team at Ernst & Young. Prior to this she was a manager at the immigration firm of Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy.
Marcia has been more than a solicitor in my legal immigration process, she was a real partner throughout my many years of being in the UK... She has led my ILR and settlement applications which were successful and done through a seamless smooth process. I cannot recommend Marcia enough, she is a pleasure to work with and a terrific solicitor."
Citywealth Leaders List 2019, quote from a client
Marcia Longdon is ‘a star of business immigration with plenty of experience of advising corporate clients on thorny issues’, and also handles personal immigration cases."
Legal 500 UK, 2018
Marcia has nearly 20 years' experience assisting clients with their complex immigration needs."
Who's who Legal, 2017
Marcia's extensive and comprehensive knowledge of immigration law is matched only by her enthusiasm for the subject matter and her clients. She is a cutting-edge practitioner and is always well-versed on the ever-changing UK immigration laws and policies."
Citywealth Leaders List, 2016
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