Lisa is an associate specialising in UK immigration law. She completed her LLB Law Degree and Legal Practice Course in Bristol, before joining Stephens Scown in 2014. With over four years of experience in advising in 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 and Tiers 1, 2, 4 and 5 of the Points Based System. This includes partners, parents, children and dependents of British Citizens, as well as investors, entrepreneurs, work permit holders 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 and prepares applications for EU nationals (and their family members) under the EEA Regulations. Clients praise Lisa for her “professionalism with sensitivity and compassion.”
In terms of businesses, Lisa advises and assists with all corporate immigration issues, including, sponsor licence applications, compliance and due diligence, certificates of sponsorship, challenging civil penalty notices and right to work checks.
“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 up 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.