Sherry Fitzgerald is a Partner and Head of Immigration within the Employment team.
Sherry is an experienced lawyer, covering all areas of Immigration practice and procedure for both corporate and private clients. Sherry has specialist skills advising businesses of all sizes in all areas from compliance, to sponsor licence applications, to visa applications for their migrant workforce. She is regularly nominated as Level 1 user by her clients and effectively manages their Sponsor Management System on their behalf. Sherry also has significant experience of Discretionary applications under Article 8 of ECHR and has successfully completed a high number of cases on the basis of the applicants family life in the UK.
Sherry is responsible for leading and developing the Immigration team by providing expert high quality advice within this specialist area of law to businesses and individuals.
In her previous role as Associate Director for a large global Immigration service provider, Sherry was responsible for leading and developing the UK Operations team to ensure high service level delivery in addition to managing a high portfolio of clients and driving business development initiatives.
Experience | Key projects
- Subject matter expert in business immigration
- Presented on numerous webinars and provided tailored training to businesses on Brexit and the new Immigration system
- Regularly conducts mock Home Office visits and advises businesses on their compliance matters
- Provides strategic solutions where applicants cannot fit under a specific visa category
- Successfully obtained discretionary leave for a client where Appendix FM rules have not been met but there are British children
In her spare time, Sherry enjoys cooking and spending time with friends and family.
Insights by Sherry Fitzgerald
The UK Home Office has announced that visa application fees will increase substantially starting on 4 October 2023.
The latest statement of changes, published 7 September 2023, brings updates to the Youth Mobility Scheme, introduces the ETA scheme for non-visa nationals, removes the right of administrative review for EUSS refusals and presents Appendix Children.
Discriminatory motives based on the protected characteristics of the Equality Act shouldn’t drive the decision-making process in any dismissal
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