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Portrait of Penny Evans
Areas of expertise: Immigration


Penny leads the firm’s immigration audit, training and compliance work. She has been practising UK immigration since 2003 and worked as a registered migration agent in Australia before this.

She specialises in assisting clients in improving their processes to minimise compliance breaches and finding practical solutions to immigration issues. Penny has extensive experience assisting both corporate and education clients, who appreciate her down to earth style. Her expertise includes leading immigration audits for universities and corporate clients, and providing training on areas such as prevention of illegal working, Skilled Worker and student sponsorship.

Penny is a frequent speaker on immigration law and compliance and is often called upon to provide immigration risk assessments to institutions’ internal audit committees.

Recent work highlights

  • Leading a sponsor compliance audit of a major UK university.
  • Providing training to corporate and education clients on changes to the immigration rules.
  • Advising on partnership arrangements between UK universities and private education providers.
  • Undertaking prevention of illegal working audits and training to businesses.
  • Re-instating a Skilled Worker sponsor licence after it had lapsed over a year ago and providing training to the board.
  • Working with the firm’s commercial team to ensure that a university’s student terms and conditions comply with Home Office requirements.

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC311575 and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority under number 419867.

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP