Francesca Sciberras

Senior Solicitor at Laura Devine Immigration

Francesca is a Senior Solicitor at Laura Devine Immigration in London who has focused exclusively on UK immigration law since 2010.

Francesca regularly advises employers on complex Tier 2 issues, delivering strategic solutions to multinational businesses for their global transfers to the UK and sponsor licence applications. Francesca has substantial experience in EU free movement and frequently provides counsel to EEA nationals and their employers on the immigration implications surrounding Brexit. Francesca serves many of the company’s highest profile multinational corporate clients, financial organisations and legal firms as well as start-ups and businesses within the arts industry.

Francesca routinely provides training to clients and other immigration lawyers on Tier 2 and Tier 2 compliance through the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association (ILPA).

Francesca's Upcoming Training

Tuesday 18 August 2020, 14:00 – 17:15

Tutors: Chetal Patel, Bates Wells, Sam Ingham, Laura Devine Immigration and Francesca Sciberras, Laura Devine Immigration

Practitioners and HR specialists will receive an in-depth look at sponsor licences. This will not only include practical advice on how to obtain a sponsor licence but also how to ensure effective compliance and retain the licence. We will advise upon the HR practices necessary to ensure sponsor duties are met and other factors that the Home Office would be looking for at a compliance visit. We will also discuss our experience with sponsor license refusals, downgrading and revocations – providing tips for avoiding these and challenging them where necessary.

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Francesca's Past Training

Tutors: Chetal Patel, Bates Wells, Sam Ingham, Laura Devine Immigration and Francesca Sciberras, Laura Devine Immigration

Practitioners, HR specialists and paralegals will receive an indepth look at the Tier 2 (General) and (Intra-Company Transfer) subcategories of the Points Based System, with a brief overview of the Sportsperson and Ministers of Religion subcategories. This will include training upon the new changes, ensuring companies are compliance ready from an immigration standpoint as well as providing practical and strategic advice on submitting applications.

Introduction to Tier 2: everything you need to know

Having limited knowledge of tier 2, this session really helped my current knowledge to expand, and develop into more detail.

Introduction to Tier 2: everything you need to know

I liked the way the training was delivered – very informative and easy to follow. I liked being able to discuss our own situations/cases and ask questions (that would have been forgotten at the end) – very interactive and insightful.

Introduction to Tier 2: everything you need to know

Very informative. Many attendees (myself included) were relatively new to tier 2 and the training was targeted at the appropriate level for this. Extremely helpful.

Introduction to Tier 2: everything you need to know

The tutors were extremely engaging and explained thins plainly for those with limited knowledge.

Introduction to Tier 2: everything you need to know

The speakers were all excellent – very thorough, clear and approachable, and answered questions very well.

Introduction to Tier 2: everything you need to know

This is probably one of the best ILPA training’s.

Introduction to Tier 2: everything you need to know

I liked to manner of conducting the session – informal – and the depth of information.