Partner, Withers LLP
Nicolette is a Partner at Withers LLP. Nicolette is an expert in both business immigration and private client immigration and is highly regarded for her outstanding work in both of these areas, having practised immigration and nationality law since 2007.
Nicolette’s personal immigration clients include wealthy individuals, family offices, creatives, business founders and executives. For these clients, Nicolette formulates short and long-term immigration solutions taking into account their personal needs and objectives for residence or settlement in the UK, coordinating with other wealth, tax and private client advisors.
Nicolette has also amassed experience advising multinational organisations and household brands across a spectrum of sectors and is adept in advising on simple matters such as business visitor support, through to representing organisations in their UK immigration matters in multi-jurisdiction or listed organisation transactions involving non-UK workers. She seeks to provide balanced, timely advice and solutions, adapted to her clients’ needs, in collaboration with HR, other professionals and overseas counsel where required.
Relevant to both of these practices, Nicolette advises clients on personal immigration routes, including Appendix FM partners and children, long residence (Private Life), European Settlement Scheme (EUSS) applications and related routes for EEA nationals and their family members (including ‘late’ and speculative applicants). She has successfully secured settlement and British citizenship for a large number of individuals, including those with excess absences or other complexities which require discretionary consideration by the Home Office.
Nicolette is an experienced presenter and has delivered training on Brexit, sponsorship and compliance to a number of corporate clients and at UK legal workshops organised by The Law Society. She is also an active member and speaker for the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association (ILPA). She is recognised by Chambers and Partners (Business Immigration and High Net Worth guides), Legal 500, Spear’s 500, Best Lawyers and Who’s Who Legal for UK immigration. Nicolette speaks French, Italian and basic Russian.