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Mandy Higgins

Mandy Higgins

Mandy heads the firm's team of immigration lawyers and has over 18 years’ experience in her field.

She is experienced in both immigration and employment law so can provide seamless advice on the cross-over between the two areas.

Mandy is experienced in providing global immigration solutions to large multinational corporations from a wide range of sectors including logistics, healthcare and technology.

With extensive immigration expertise in the education sector, Mandy advises universities, colleges and independent schools and assists with all aspects of compliance, risk management and strategy.

Mandy advises on the full range of UK immigration and nationality law matters and has particular expertise in sponsorship, compliance with sponsor duties and the prevention of illegal working regime.

Mandy regularly delivers training for businesses on various immigration topics. She is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association (ELA) and the Immigration Law Practitioners Association (ILPA).

Recent work highlights

  • Successful negotiated the re-instatement of a Sponsor Licence for a PLC biotechnology company
  • Advising a large borough council on recruitment and compliance issues
  • Successfully appealed and overturned a civil penalty notice against a FTSE100 company
  • Assisting and advising a major hotel chain on a UKVI compliance visit
  • Advising a pharmacovigilance company on immigration options for its global mobility needs
  • Advising on the immigration aspects of a £10m acquisition by a US company of a UK distributor
  • Conducted a mock UKVI audit of a multinational health service company and advised on risk and key areas of compliance
  • Advising a multinational logistics company on the structure of their sponsor licence
  • Advised numerous UK companies on the impact of Brexit on their workforce and assisted with the implementation of strategies.
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Carolyn Bowie
Principal Associate

Carolyn Bowie

Carolyn is a key member of the firm's business immigration team. She has more than 18 years' experience in professional legal services and has been a member of the team since January 2018.

Carolyn’s experience of working in the field of immigration law allows her to advise a wide variety of clients — from FTSE 100 companies and multinational organisations to individuals — in relation to a full range of immigration issues, including:

Offering practical help in the face of complex Home Office rules, Carolyn assists clients to manage the risks involved with the sometimes inconsistent application of those rules. In addition to her legal qualifications, Carolyn has a First Class Business Degree and her commercial experience puts her in the best position to work with her clients with the aim of achieving a positive outcome.

Carolyn also works with employers on a range of HR and employment law issues, with a focus on defending employment tribunal claims.

She is a member of the Immigration Law Practitioners Association (ILPA) and the Employment Lawyers Association (ELA).

Her articles are regularly featured in well-known publications, such as The Scotsman newspaper, and on the firm’s media.

Carolyn is interested in all areas of immigration, employment and discrimination law. She is also one of the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Champions and is a qualified mental health first aider — a testament to her passion for inclusivity.

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