Sophie Barrett-Brown

Senior Partner and Head of UK Practice at Laura Devine Immigration

Trustee and liaison for the ILPA Economic Migration, European and Immigration Professional Support Lawyers (PSL) Network Working Groups

Sophie has been an active member of ILPA since 1997 (including past Chair 2007-2012, ILPA representative at various Home Office meetings (most recently on AR) and a regular ILPA trainer); she has been committed to supporting ILPA’s extraordinary work for over 20 years and at this time of great change and challenge, believes ILPA’s work is all the more critical.

Sophie is Senior Partner and Head of UK Practice of leading immigration firm, Laura Devine Immigration. She has been recognised for many years as one of the UK’s foremost immigration experts by directories such as Chambers & Partners, Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal.  Her expertise spans business and personal immigration law, nationality law and EU free movement and she acts for clients from all sectors, from individuals and families to entrepreneurs, multinational businesses, charities and education establishments, as well as undertaking pro-bono work.

Sophie is widely regarded for her work seeking to challenge and shape UK immigration policy and for her “generosity in sharing her knowledge” for the benefit of the profession and immigration law practice in the UK.  She is a prolific speaker and commentator on immigration topics, presenting internationally and frequently appearing in the general media.  She is a member of the Lexis PSL Editorial Consulting Board and The Law Society Brexit Migration Strategic Reference Group.