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Kathryn Bradbury

Kathryn Bradbury

“Kathryn Bradbury is hailed the best immigration lawyer in London. She knows her field inside out, she is right at the cutting edge of all the changes that go on and she has an encyclopedic knowledge of immigration."

Chambers HNW 2021

Kathryn is Head of the Citizenship & Immigration department and has been working in the immigration field exclusively since 2001. She practices in the broad spectrum of UK immigration, EU free movement and UK nationality law and is regarded in the industry as a leading immigration lawyer in her specialist field of law.

Kathryn advises high net worth individuals, often working alongside family offices, and wealth management organisations in applications under the Tier 1 (Investor), and Business categories of the UK immigration rules. Her experience in personal immigration includes applications under the rules relating to partners, and children, including adoption and surrogacy. Kathryn also acts in complex human rights applications.

Kathryn also acts for clients in a broad range of appeals to the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) and to the Upper Tribunal often challenging the complexity and rigidity of the current UK immigration rules.

Kathryn is ranked in Chambers HNW and in Band 1 of the law directory due to “exceptional feedback from interviewees”. One says "I find the interaction with her incredibly positive, she oozes confidence and can advise clients in the right way. She has a deep understanding of her subject matter.” Another source states "She has got a brilliant overview of the whole immigration system. She can unpick complex, tricky situations. She is concise and succinct in her advice." Kathryn is further described as an “encyclopedia of immigration rules” by one impressed interviewee, who considers her to be “primus inter pares.”

Kathryn is listed in the Spear’s 500 Wealth Management Index as a “Top Recommended Immigration Lawyer” and ranked “outstanding in field”. She has featured consistently up to the present 2021 publication: with barrister sources noting that she "probably handles more Tier 1 investor visas than any solicitor in this country.” Kathryn also features in the Citywealth Leaders List 2019 as a leading immigration lawyer.

Member of Immigration Law Practitioners Association.

Qualified 2007, joined Payne Hicks Beach 2015, partner 2015.

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