Partner, Legal Markets Leader & Head of Global Immigration, PwC, UK
"As a practicing lawyer advising on immigration for many years now, I’ve witnessed first hand the emotional trauma that harsh immigration rules have on a family when it’s impossible for a partner to work. Indeed, such is the negative impact that I’ve seen many cases which lead to the family splitting up. That’s why I’m passionate about supporting work for partners – it’s not just important for companies, it’s also of real benefit for families."
The Immigration Practice comprises more than 600 immigration experts working for PwC member firms in 123 countries. Julia has over 20 years’ experience in providing specialist immigration advice and is ranked No.1 in the legal directories. She has also been voted the UK’s ‘Experts Expert’ by Legal Business.
Julia has extensive expertise in global immigration governance and risk management for international business. She has led a number of high profile crisis management projects from an immigration standpoint, including the Arab Spring and Algeria Crisis. Julia represented Business at the Prime Minister’s Immigration Stocktake Meeting and most recently held the position as Advisor to the Home Office on Business, Investment and Growth.
As well as regularly commenting in the media on global immigration and speaking at conferences worldwide, Julia is contributing co-editor to several leading textbooks on immigration law.