I advise on all aspects of immigration law including applications under the Points Based System, Immigration Rules, European and Human Rights law.
I am an immigration specialist with a diverse client base, from multinational companies to individuals. My aim is to simplify the complex immigration system for my clients, to help them negotiate its challenges effectively and compliantly. I advise on all aspect of immigration law; applications under the Points Based System and other categories of the Immigration Rules, British nationality law, European free movement law and Human Rights law. I also have expertise in complex immigration litigation via appeal and judicial review applications.
I hold a Bachelor of Laws with French awarded by the University of Newcastle in 2003 and a Master of Laws awarded by the University of Toronto in 2005. I qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales in 2009 after completing the Legal Practice Course.
I am a member of the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association and I have been appointed to the Law Society’s Immigration Policy Committee. I am also a regular contributor to the Free Movement blog.
Immigration and global mobility
I joined Lewis Silkin in 2012 and became a managing associate in 2018. Before joining the firm I worked in for a highly regarded personal immigration firm, assisting with applications under the immigration rules and challenging decisions via appeal. After I joined Lewis Silkin I developed a corporate practice which now entails advising multinational companies embarking on global team moves and providing commercial and concise advice on the immigration process. I design and deliver a range of training programs for clients to ensure their teams are up to date on the latest developments and have developed a suite of products to ensure my clients can upskill their HR teams in key immigration areas.
I have a wealth of experience within the professional services sector, providing immigration services to a number of magic circle law firms. I assist with the advice on recruitment and compliance and tailor my advice to fit the specific needs of my clients and their industry.
Awards and Recognition
- Chambers 2021 (Immigration: Business) - "Joanna really knows her stuff. She has a real practical understanding of dealing with the Home Office, and her advice and training sessions are always well received by everyone"
- Legal 500 2021 (Immigration) - 'Joanna Hunt is definitely one to watch, with excellent business immigration knowledge and super communication skill'
- Legal 500 2018 - Joanna Hunt is also recommended [Immigration: Business].