Partner | London
Secretary Kim Ferrier
Tracy is a partner in the immigration team.She advises both corporate and individual clients with their UK immigration needs and has more than 18 years' experience practicing immigration and nationality law.
Recognised for many years by legal directories as a "Leading Individual" in immigration including Chambers and Partners, Chambers Global, Legal 500, The Who's Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers, Citywealth, Acquisition International and Super Lawyers as a leading expert in UK immigration and nationality law, she has been described by directories as "a strategic thinker with fantastic follow through and really good client relationships".
With a thorough knowledge of the UK point-based system, Tracy advises clients on sponsorship applications. She also helps sponsors with investigations for immigration compliance, including providing detailed, hands-on preparation for immigration audits and maximizing the use of fast track facilities to expedite applications.
Tracy also represents high-net worth individuals, together with a number of high-profile individuals in the media, entertainment, and private banking sectors. She counsels them on exceptional or complex applications, and on nationality applications. Additionally, she provides bespoke solutions to clients and their families and family offices for residency, travel, and citizenship issues.
In addition to undertaking business immigration, Tracy works with individuals in respect of their personal immigration issues including fiancé and spousal visas, applications for EEA nationals, investor and entrepreneur visas in addition to exceptional talent immigration permissions.
Tracy works closely with the immigration authorities at the highest level, and regularly lobbies the Home Offices, through her participation in policy consultations and working parties.
Tracy is an active member of the Immigration Law Practitioners Association and its economic migration subcommittee. She works closely with a number of senior officials within the UK Border Agency, and is also heavily involved in the evolving policies and legislation emerging from the Brexit negotiations. Tracy has been appointed among six other lawyers to the Law Society's Brexit Migration Strategy Reference Group. Tracy will work directly with the group of expert lawyers to inform its responses to government policy and to anticipate consultations on changes to the eminent system. She has contributed to the Migration Advisory Committees ("MAC") call for evidence on the impact of all workers upon a number of sectors and conveyed a number of client's concerns through her submissions.
The team is headed by the impressive Tracy Evlogidis, who recently joined from Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP in 2017.
Tracy leads the firm's employment group and is praised for being 'very personable' and for 'really leaving you feeling like you're being looked after.'