Gillian McKearney, Senior Associate, Head of UK Immigration

Gillian McKearney, Senior Associate, Head of UK Immigration, Fieldfisher

I am a senior associate in the employment and pensions group based in the London office, specialising in UK bound immigration.

I have significant knowledge and experience in all aspects of the Points Based System, including assisting with Sponsor Licence applications and advising employers on the Prevention of Illegal Working and Sponsor Licence compliance. I also advise on Tier 1 and Tier 2 entry clearance and leave to remain as well as Tier 5 Youth Mobility and Temporary Worker applications. I have recently successfully represented clients at Home Office Sponsor compliance audits, including securing a restored immigration rating.

I also advise on Sole Representative applications; applications for EEA nationals and their non-EEA family members, including for Permanent Residence; Indefinite Leave to Remain; and applications for naturalisation and registration as a British Citizen. My clients span a wide range of sectors including financial services, technology and construction.

I am a member of the Immigration Law Practitioners' Association.

In my spare time I enjoy going to the theatre, travel and cycling.