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Penny Evans

Associate director (Non solicitor)


Areas of expertise: Immigration


Penny joined Penningtons Manches Cooper's immigration team in November 2009, having previously worked as a manager in a 'Big Four' accountancy firm's immigration team. She has been practising UK immigration since 2003 and worked before this as a registered migration agent in Australia.

She specialises in providing global immigration solutions to corporate and education clients with a focus on Tier 2 and Tier 4 of the points based system. She has strong experience of working with corporates in the retail, manufacturing, pharmaceutical and education sector. Her expertise includes co-ordinating global immigration solutions for large international clients, immigration audits including Prevention of Illegal working, advising on changes to the Tier 4 system, and carrying out compliance checks of university and private sector education providers.

Penny also provides immigration training for HR and recruitment teams, Immigration Law Practitioners Association (ILPA), the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) and BPP. She liaises with policy teams within the Home Office to seek changes to the immigration rules.

Recent work highlights

  • Making successful representations to the Home Office which resulted in the lifting of a sponsor licence suspension.
  • Working with our commercial dispute resolution team to resolve a dispute between a university and a number of its students.
  • Providing a successful immigration solution to one of the firm’s pharmaceutical clients.
  • Leading a team of advisors who carried out a mock tier 2 and tier 4 compliance audit of a major UK university.
  • Working with the firm’s commercial team to ensure that a university’s student terms and conditions comply with Home Office requirements.

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