Senior Immigration Consultant
A graduate with an LLB Law degree, finalised with a dissertation in Immigration and Refugee Law, Karen began her career with the Home Office, working on complex cases, dealing with family life applications under FLR(M), FLR(FP) and FLR(O). During her time with the Home Office, Karen liaised and assisted the policy teams in drawing up the rules and regulations surrounding immigration rules and procedures. Karen was often tasked with leading meetings to ensure that the correct procedures were put in place to ensure compliance; as well as accompanying colleagues on enforcement visits concerning various intel led operations.
Karen decided to make the transition from case worker to Immigration Analyst with Migrate UK in January 2017. Her expertise in Immigration Law resulted in high levels of media attention; Karen was awarded the title of ‘Brexit Winner’ as published in the Grazia magazine April 2017. She continues to be called upon by the media for her analysis and explanation of policy changes – including an interview with the Australian Broadcasting Commission.
With the increasing importance of sponsor licences for companies wishing to employ staff from outside the UK, compliance audits have become a major part of Karen’s work; ensuring sponsor licences which are under the representation of Migrate UK are not under threat of termination.
A keen networker, Karen has been building Migrate UK’s contacts database, regularly attending events, engaging individuals, especially HR personnel, with her expertise in immigration related issues. Migrate UK regularly conduct seminars and forums that are available to businesses needing advice.
During her spare time, Karen seeks out adventure through travel and being a keen reader, enjoys exploring the works of many a talented author.