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Lisa Mulholland

Associate Solicitor

  01392 210700

Lisa is an associate solicitor and head of our firm’s immigration team, specialising in all aspects of UK immigration and nationality law. She completed her LLB Law Degree and Legal Practice Course in Bristol, before joining Stephens Scown in 2014. With over six years of experience in advising on all aspects of private and business immigration, Lisa qualified in 2016 and is a member of the Immigration Law Practitioners Association.

Lisa’s varied caseload involves assisting private individuals with applications for entry clearance, leave to remain and indefinite leave to remain under Appendix FM to the Immigration Rules, the Points Based System and non PBS categories, such as applications under the UK Ancestry Rules. This includes partners, parents, children and adult dependents of British Citizens, as well as applications for investors, innovators, skilled workers and students. Lisa has expertise and extensive experience in dealing with complex human rights cases, appeals, deportation, removal and judicial review proceedings, as well as applications for British Citizenship (registration and naturalisation). She also advises on, and prepares applications for EU nationals (and their family members) under the EU Settlement Scheme.

Aside from her personal immigration expertise, Lisa advises on and assists with a wide range of corporate immigration matters, including, sponsor licence applications, immigration compliance and due diligence, certificates of sponsorship and challenging civil penalty notices. Lisa provides training to businesses on carrying out compliant right to work checks and how to protect their workforce in light of Brexit.

Recent work includes:
  • applying for entry clearance, leave to remain and indefinite leave to remain for various partners of British Citizens to enable them to live together in the UK as a family
  • at the First Tier Tribunal successfully representing a British client who was attempting to overturn a decision of the Home Office to remove her elderly parents who were reliant on her for the support and care that they need
  • advising a number of EEA nationals and their family members on how they can secure their status in the UK, post Brexit
  • supporting a large local business with hundreds of EU national employees in giving their workforce the information they needed in order to submit successful applications to the EU Settlement Scheme and therefore securing their right to work in the UK
  • assisting a vulnerable victim of domestic abuse with her successful application for indefinite leave to remain following the breakdown in her marriage
  • advising and assisting various businesses on obtaining a skilled worker and/or intra company transfer sponsor licence in order to continue recruiting overseas nationals in the UK following Brexit and the end of free movement
  • assisting a client with successfully overturning a decision of the Home Office to refuse his long residence application where he had excessive absences due to a family tragedy overseas
  • assisting a vulnerable individual with applying for naturalisation as a British Citizen where he was unable to sit the English or Life in the UK tests due to mental illness and disability

Outside of work, Lisa enjoys travelling, sport, exploring the outdoors with her puppy and spending time with her family and friends.

Clients praise Lisa for her “professionalism with sensitivity and compassion.”

“We have been delighted with the handling of our residence permits and naturalisation applications by our Stephens Scown solicitor, Lisa Mulholland. Every detail was systematically researched. At each stage of the process we were in contact by email with Lisa Mulholland, who immediately and meticulously answered all our many queries, guided us authoritatively through filling out complex forms and selected, collated and organised the vast body of documentary material we had provided so that our case was cogently and coherently presented. Nothing was too much trouble; kind and eminently capable, she was always there for us. Obtaining permanent residence status, naturalisation and our first UK passport did not, thanks to Lisa Mulholland’s efforts and expertise, take nearly as long as we had expected and feared.” Arne and Joan.

“You combine professionalism with sensitivity and compassion...quite an unusual combination. In my experience, people are often nice or effective!” Clive

"I commend Lisa as a thoroughly professional but also sensitive and compassionate member of your team. As soon as she had grasped the particular situation of a newly married couple with a baby on the way, she was on the case and within a week, the bundle has been sent across the pond.”

"Staff make you or they break you". Lisa is making you and I want to bring her excellent efforts to your attentions."

“We were extremely pleased about the thoroughness and professionalism with which Stephens Scown handled my spousal visa application, and we would like to use your service once again.” Client, Exeter.

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