Gavin joined in March 2014 to develop the immigration practice.

He has over 20 years’ experience advising on both business and personal immigration issues. He leads the firm’s immigration practice and has a well-regarded reputation in the industry. His legal expertise comprises all areas of UK business immigration acting for multi-nationals through to start-up companies and he has advised on the full extent of entry clearance applications, as well as personal applications for UK residency and nationality, settlements and citizenship and student applications.

Gavin has a particular specialism for inward investment and helping international companies set up in the UK and has helped a number of household names with their immigration strategic planning as they set up and grew.

Gavin worked previously as Special Counsel at Taylor Wessing (where he was ranked by legal directories as a leading individual) and then as a Senior Manager at Fragomen before joining Blake Lapthorn to build and lead its immigration practice.

Gavin regularly provides commentary to the media on immigration issues and has had commentary published in HR Magazine and The Times Higher Education.

Gavin is a member of the Immigration Law Practitioner’s Association and has been a contributing editor for Immigration for The Investors Guide to the UK.