Ashley joined Freeths’ immigration department in 2018 as an immigration executive. She has worked in the legal sector since 2004. She is a specialist paralegal, having completed her training in 2010. She has specialised in immigration law since 2015.
On the business immigration side, Ashley advises UK companies on sponsor licence applications, international recruitment, and immigration compliance. She provides specialist training on sponsor licence compliance and right to work compliance. She advises and assists UK companies in visa applications for their international employees. Ashley also advises overseas companies and entrepreneurs looking to set up business in the UK. Ashley advises leading universities, local authorities, SMEs and household name companies.
On the personal immigration side, Ashley has significant experience in family applications made under Appendix FM and outside the Rules on human rights grounds. Ashley has developed expertise in securing British citizenship in complex registration and naturalisation cases.
Ashley focuses on finding a quick and effective solution to our clients’ immigration matters. With her wide range of experience in both personal and business immigration, she is able to find a unique solution for her clients.
Ashley acts as a specialist advisor for the University of Leeds.
- Providing secondment cover at a leading redbrick university to undertake a specialist compliance audit and advise on best practice.
- Advising and assisting a retired couple to return to the UK after many years outside the UK. The couple had intendedto apply under the Investor route but this was closed to new applications just as their application was due to be submitted. Ashley was able to quickly find a successful alternative route to enable the couple to settle in the UK
- Advising and assisting a UK based software company in securing a sponsor licence to enable it to recruit in the international labour market.
- Assisting a steel manufacturing company with their employee visa application during a heavy period of growth.
- Digitalisation of the UK’s Immigration System – eVisa
- Securing skills in the Care sector
- Sheffield Employment and HR Forum: Essential tax and immigration law for managers, recruiters and HR professionals
- Anticipated increase in UK Visa Fees
- Migration and the healthcare workforce in the UK – migration observatory report
- Immigration applications – UKVI updates their biometric reuse policy
- What can a business visitor do in the UK?
- Fishing occupations to be added to the Shortage Occupation List
- The impact of international students on the UK economy
- Changes to student visa policy will affect recruitment in the UK
- Delivery drivers: crackdown on illegal working
- Why are right to work checks important?
- What happens if a sponsored worker’s start date is delayed?
- Upcoming Changes to the Shortage Occupation List: Construction Sector
- Latest Immigration Rule Changes: for business people and workers
- Why does your worker’s Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) expire in 2024?
- Roehrig v Secretary of State for the Home Department
- Home Office amends 141,000 EU citizens immigration records
- Labour shortages in the UK and the post-Brexit immigration system
- Home Office publish immigration figures for year ending December 2022
- Updated rules for hauliers on prevention of illegal entry to the UK
- Business Immigration Quarterly Update: September 2022
- UK employers guide to Ukrainian visas and rights to work in the UK
- Business Immigration Quarterly Update: January 2022
- Government announces details of the 2021 immigration system
- Brexit Briefing – Transition Period
- Brexit Briefing – Brexit Finishing Line
- Brexit Briefing – Brexit Progress
- Brexit Briefing – Getting Brexit Done!
- What do the parties say about a future immigration system?
- Brexit Briefing – Brexit Deja Vu
- Brexit Briefing – Brexit Optimism
- Brexit Briefing – Brexit Blueprint
- Brexit Briefing – What Prorogation?
- Brexit Briefing – The Rebel Bill
- Brexit Briefing – Boris’s Brexit
- Brexit Briefing – Brexit Extension
- Brexit Briefing: Keep Calm, 2 Weeks to Go!
- Brexit Briefing: One Month to Go?!
- Brexit Briefing: The Government’s Defeat
- Brexit Briefing: The Fight for the Deal
- Special Brexit Briefing: The Withdrawal Agreement
- Brexit Briefing: Mixed Signals Over Right to Work
- Brexit Briefing: May visits Brussels to see the EU27
- Brexit Briefing: News from the Conservative conference
- HR Seminar – Performance Management in the University Sector – 24th October
- Brexit Briefing: Crunch Time for Theresa May
- Brexit Briefing: Opposition to Chequers Plan
- Brexit Briefing: Prepare for Post-Brexit Britain
- Brexit Briefing: Deal or No Deal
- Brexit Briefing: Will there be a Referendum 2.0?
- Brexit Briefing: David Davis Resigns
- Brexit Briefing: Restarting Stalled Negotiations
- How to apply for settled status for EEA nationals and family members
- Brexit Briefing: Parliament Ping Pong
- Brexit Briefing: What will happen to Britons living in the EU?
- End of restrictions for Croatian workers
- Quick Guide – Tier 2 Sponsor Licence Compliance Requirements
- Brexit Briefing: The Customs Agreement Conundrum
- Advice for European Nationals Living in the UK
- The Windrush Scandal
- Brexit Briefing: It’s the Final Countdown
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- Member of Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association
My recent experience with Freeths representation was exceptionally executed and beyond expectations. Ms.Stothard was ultra-professional, innovative and extremely organized. Dealing with solicitors in many countries I can attest that Freeths is beyond doubt “top drawer”. I heartily recommend Freeths without reservation.(Mr Morrie Neiss)
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