Gemma Goodhead

Senior Associate | London

Gemma is is a Senior Associate in the immigration team.

Gemma is an experienced immigration lawyer who helps businesses, educational establishments and individuals to achieve their UK immigration objectives.

Gemma advises on all areas of business immigration including the new Skilled Worker and Intra Company Transfer visa categories, as well as Investors, Innovators, Start-Ups and Temporary Workers (and their predecessor categories under the previous Points-Based System (PBS)).

Gemma helps businesses and educational establishments to obtain and maintain their sponsor license, including post-licence compliance and UKVI audits. Gemma also advises other immigration categories such as Indefinite Leave to Remain, British Citizenship and European immigration into the UK.

Prior to joining Withers in September 2019, Gemma was Head of Immigration at SA Law LLP and prior to that, she was a Solicitor in three highly regarded London firms.

Focus areas

Track record




Advised corporate clients on applying for a sponsorship license under Tier 2.

Conducted client audits and provided strategic advice on all pre- and post-sponsorship licensing compliance issues.

Advised on the transfer/hiring of employees under the PBS across a wide range of industry sectors.

England and Wales, 2010

Immigration Law Practioners Association (ILPA

Immigration Industry Association (IIA)

Provided training for Immigration Industry Association members on Tier 1 (Investor) as well as numerous training sessions for clients on PBS applications and European applications particularly in light of Brexit



  • English





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