Gemma Jones

Gemma Jones

Co-head of Immigration

EXPERTISE

I specialise in UK immigration and employment law, with a strong track record of success helping individuals and organisations to achieve objectives and resolve legal issues or disputes.

I am a full-service immigration adviser, with particular experience in Tiers 1, 2, 4 and 5 of the UK Points-Based System (PBS), as well as all aspects of settlement, Nationality and European law.

For organisations, I help to obtain and maintain sponsor licences, and advise on compliance and UKVI audit requirements. I also offer general and bespoke training, including one-to-one consultations on prevailing issues in this ever-changing field of law.

My broad-ranging UK employment law expertise spans key areas such as disciplinary and grievance issues, discrimination, post-termination restrictions, protection of confidential information, termination of employment and employment-related litigation such as settlement agreements and mediations.

Throughout my career, I have worked with clients from an extensive range of sectors and industries, including banking, financial services, IT, entertainment and law. I have also worked closely with a number of educational institutions, and have a strong insight into the unique issues they face.

KEY EXPERIENCE

  • Advising employers on their applications for Tier 2 sponsorship licences, as well as pre and post-licensing compliance issues.
  • Helping individuals to submit applications for entry clearance, Leave to Remain and settling in the UK.
  • Conducting client audits, including attendance at UKVI audits.
  • Advising on the hiring and transfer of employees under the Points-Based System, often as part of large multinational intra-company transfers.
  • Successfully defending constructive dismissal, unfair dismissal and discrimination claims.
  • Drafting executive service agreements, non-disclosure agreements and HR policies.
  • Advising clients on redundancy consultations as well as disciplinary, grievance and performance issues.
  • Advising on the employment and immigration aspects of business and property transactions, service provision changes and group restructures

IN GENERAL

  • Qualified in 2010
  • Previously at Fragomen and Lawrence Graham 

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