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Portrait of Jen Parker
Areas of expertise: Immigration


Jen is an associate in the immigration team, based in London. Her practice encompasses a broad spectrum of personal and business matters, as well as nationality cases. Jen’s experience extends to complex appeals and judicial review litigation, including complex historic citizenship matters and separated children. 

She advises corporate clients on sponsorship applications, as well as working with individuals to secure various types of work visas and extensions for them and their family members, approaching the options available to clients creatively and holistically in order to best achieve their objectives. Jen has particular expertise in personal immigration, exceptional applications, and those engaging human rights. She has secured exceptional grants when applicants cannot meet requirements in varying circumstances, raising a range of arguments depending on the case. Jen has also prepared reports for family court proceedings as an expert in immigration law.

A member of the Immigration Law Practitioners Association, Jen has been recognised as an ‘associate to watch’ by Chambers UK in the personal immigration category for human rights, asylum and deportation. She joined Penningtons Manches Cooper in 2022.

Recent work highlights

  • Securing ILR at discretion for PBS dependants who could no longer apply on the basis of dependency due to bereavement, despite their not reaching five years’ residence at the time of the application.
  • Advising on judicial review litigation in the Administrative Court on the eligibility for British overseas citizenship for a class of people born in the territory that was the Aden Protectorate and is now the Republic of Yemen.
  • Supporting a large business with a cohort of new hires, including increasing certificate of sponsorship allocation and a number of separate applications, and working with competing deadlines.
  • Advising on pre-action and judicial review litigation on the Home Office’s refusals to reunite a number of separated asylum-seeking children with family in the UK in the wake of the UK leaving the EU.
  • Obtaining indefinite leave to remain for a long-term overstayer on a radically different route than the one proposed by the client, on the basis of domestic abuse and compassionate factors.
  • Securing asylum in the face of a complex and disadvantageous case history which featured a number of exclusionary aspects.

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