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Penningtons Manches Cooper hires immigration specialist to support Oxford market

Posted: 06/01/2020


The highly ranked immigration practice at top 50 law firm Penningtons Manches Cooper has appointed Kelly Tomkinson as a senior associate to support increasing demand for its services in Oxford and the wider region.

With more than 20 years’ experience as an international immigration lawyer, Kelly joins from the Warwickshire firm of Wright Hassell LLP and will be based in the firm’s office at Oxford Business Park.

Kelly specialises in advising both corporate and private clients on all aspects of immigration law, including sponsor licensing, Tier 2 and 5 applications, family based applications, British Citizenship, domestic workers, and applications under the EU settlement scheme.

Commenting on Kelly’s appointment, Pat Saini, head of Penningtons Manches Cooper’s immigration practice, said: “We are delighted to welcome Kelly to our team. Her wide-ranging international experience and background as a dual British and US citizen who has lived in the UK, USA and the Philippines is a perfect fit for our multi-national team of immigration lawyers.”

She added: “The Oxford office has a particular focus on the technology, education and healthcare sectors, regularly handling the immigration aspects of spinouts, among other matters. We also work closely with our corporate, commercial, dispute resolution and employment practice groups for both international and UK-based clients across a range of industry sectors so Kelly’s expertise is going to be invaluable to the wider team.”


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