Associate

Aisha is an Associate in the Immigration Department and specialises in corporate immigration.

Aisha is skilled in dealing with urgent sponsor licence applications, mergers or acquisitions and sponsor licence management and compliance. Aisha’s clients are from a variety of sectors, however she has a particular focus on advising faith and charity based organisations. Aisha is also skilled in assisting with Representative of Overseas Business visas for her clients working in a range of sectors and for providing timely and technical advice those applying for Indefinite Leave to Remain. Aisha regularly speaks at leading industry events and is well regarded by her clients for her strategic advice and conscientious approach.

Examples of Recent Work

  • Obtained an urgent sponsor licence for a high profile Non-Governmental Organisation;
  • Advised a high profile company facing right to work check scrutiny by the UKVI;
  • Provided strategic advice to a faith based organisation which had previously been subject to UKVI scrutiny and had many of their employees visas’ refused;
  • Worked with a high profile theatre company to enhance their risk processes and recruitment practices to ensure that it remained compliant with UKVI sponsor duties;
  • Provided on site compliance and audit support for a high profile charity facing UKVI scrutiny;
  • Provided in-depth training to various corporate clients and its HR team on sponsoring migrants, implications of Brexit and strategy;
  • Advised a high profile global company of its Tier 2 sponsor obligations pre and post-acquisition and the impact of acquiring subsidiaries;
  • Secured leave to enter for a high profile individual applying under the Representative of Overseas Business category;
  • Provided training to a tech company in relation to UKVI changes, the impact of the Migration Advisory Committee and sponsor compliance.

Qualifications and Career

  • University of Westminster, LLB (Hons)
  • University of London, LLM
  • The College of Law, Bloomsbury, Legal Practice Course
  • Consultant, Emigra Worldwide Ltd
  • Paralegal, Gherson Solicitors
  • Solicitor, Ernst and Young
  • Solicitor, Bates Wells Braithwaite
  • Associate, Bates Wells Braithwaite

Pro Bono, Memberships and Appointments

  • Member of the Immigration Law Practitioners Association (ILPA)
  • Co-Convener for the ILPA Well-Being Working Group
  • Author, Practical Law Company