Thalej Vasishta

Thalej Vasishta is our exclusively recommended Business Immigration Law expert in England on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Thalej directly using the contact details listed above.

Thalej is a senior solicitor specialising in corporate immigration law. He works primarily with UK companies wishing to employ skilled foreign nationals and overseas companies and individuals seeking to invest in or trade with the UK.

Thalej also heads up the Brexit Group at the firm. Thalej’s work has included advising several large businesses, which are dependent on migrant workers and on their people strategy post Brexit. He has been active training organisations, businesses and trade associations on immigration issues related to Brexit and immigration.

Thalej advises businesses on sponsor licence applications and implementation of HR systems and processes for UKVI audits. His work includes challenging and overturning both UKVI decisions revoking sponsor licences and civil penalty notices. His client list include several blue chip and niche companies from a diverse range of sectors including retail, oil, education, electronic- sports, gaming, pharmaceutical, construction, hospitality & leisure and technology.

Thalej Vasishta also manages the firm’s inbound international business immigration work. This includes advising overseas companies wanting to set-up subsidiaries in the UK and the associated transfer of key staff.

Adrian Clamp

Adrian Clamp is our exclusively recommended Customer Advisory Services expert in England on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Adrian directly using the contact details listed above.

Adrian has over 20 years of experience leading transformation programmes and implementing new customer-facing technologies and operating models within large, complex organisations. His expertise encompasses delivery of large, complex programmes that have successfully deployed new processes, digital technologies, service design and redesign. Adrian has had a varied career across the private and public sector and has worked with leadership teams in telecommunications, technology, consumer goods, utilities, healthcare and oil and gas. He has been an early supporter of the Government Digital Service (GDS) in Cabinet Office. He is particularly passionate about customer and digital transformation programmes and has led his own digital incubator to launch new, disruptive online services in the consumer goods market using modern, agile development approaches powered by Cloud and Mobile technologies. Adrian heads up the Customer Advisory practice for KPMG in the UK focusing on helping organisations identify customer and revenue growth strategies; transform their sales, service and marketing functions; keep pace with the latest emerging technology solutions and leverage digital to create a modern customer centric organisation.

Firm Overview:

With a worldwide presence, KPMG continues to build on our member firms’ successes thanks to our clear vision, maintained values, and our people.

Micha-Rose Emmett

Micha-Rose Emmett is our exclusively recommended International Citizenship expert in England on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Micha-Rose directly using the contact details listed above.

CS Global Partners is a global marketing agency specialised in FDI through marketing and PR efforts.

The company was established in London, in 2012, by Micha-Rose Emmett, a South African dual-qualified lawyer. Micha has worked with governments and private firms in the UK, the United Arab Emirates and multiple nations in the Caribbean, Africa, Asia and continental Europe.

Headquartered in the heart of London, with offices across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, CS Global Partners comprises a passionate team of reputable specialists and lawyers, split into two distinct directions: marketing the programmes, products and services that governments, universities and brands entrust us with; and providing expert advice to investors looking for citizenship or residency solutions.

Michael Parkinson

Michael Parkinson is our exclusively recommended Accounting Services expert in England on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Michael directly using the contact details listed above.

Since joining Barnes Roffe as a graduate trainee in 1986, Michael has acquired a broad spectrum of business and financial experience as he moved up through the firm, becoming a partner in 1996.

Michael is a driven and enthusiastic service provider who is passionate about helping owner managers and entrepreneurs grow their businesses. Michael hopes clients find him to be plain speaking and unpretentious and capable of forming trusting long term relationships founded on the provision of sound proactive advice. Michael particularly enjoys contributing ideas and options to clients and likes to be fully engaged as part of his client’s team.

Michael has extensive experience in providing business consultancy services to business start-ups, fast track growth companies as well as helping more established businesses with their exit plans. Michael has advised many businesses as they grow from humble beginnings through to becoming sizeable companies needing more corporate finance type advice especially with regards to exit strategies such as MBO’s, sale or possible flotation.

With substantial experience in corporate structure, financial management and having an in-depth knowledge of tax planning in areas such as LLPs, corporate and employee tax issues, Michael is also able to offer his clients excellent strategic and tax planning services across all industry sectors.

Having trained with Barnes Roffe, Michael has first-hand experience of the excellent training program Barnes Roffe offers its graduate trainees. Intense, comprehensive and designed to offer them plenty of opportunities to gain hands-on experience, Michael firmly believes that the firm’s strong training ethos should remain at the heart of the firm.

Catherine Foster QC

Catherine Foster is our exclusively recommended Disease Litigation expert in England on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Catherine directly using the contact details listed above.

Catherine specialises in various niche areas of personal injury, abuse and disease litigation, focusing on a range of occupational diseases; occupational stress; child sexual exploitation; sexual abuse; catastrophic injury; professional negligence and Inquest work.

Catherine Foster appears in Court on a regular basis and has a reputation as a strong advocate with an extremely busy practice acting for both Claimants and Defendants.

Firm Overview:

We are over 100 leading commercial and common law barristers, arbitrators and mediators based mainly in London, working throughout England and Wales and internationally.

Mary O’Rourke QC

Mary O’Rourke QC is our exclusively recommended Clinical Negligence Law expert in England on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Mary directly using the contact details listed above.

She is ranked for clinical negligence and professional discipline by Chambers & Partners and for professional discipline by the Legal 500. She also won Professional Discipline Junior of the Year in the Chambers & Partners Bar Awards 2008. Mary was recently named Barrister of the Year at the Manchester Legal Awards 2018.

She took silk in 2009 having been called to the bar in 1981. She was called to the bar in Northern Ireland in 2003 and is recognised as a Senior Counsel there.

Mary is widely recognised as one of the leading silks in professional discipline. She undertook first case at the GMC in 1986 and has consistently been representing doctors before the GMC since then in every type of hearing and before every type of Panel or Committee.

Mary is also active in cases involving the medical treatment of sporting injuries in an employment or disciplinary context, especially those involving complex statutory or regulatory issues or human rights issues.

Mary has vast experience of public law (particularly judicial review) work relating to the NHS and healthcare profession regulators, including judicial reviews of a number of decisions by coroners, and of the GMC in the Baby P paediatrician case (Al Zayat).

Mary has extensive experience of every type of clinical negligence claim, predominantly (but not exclusively) representing professional healthcare defendants. This includes both NHS Trusts and individual medical practitioners.

She also has a busy employment law practice centred on advisory and advocacy within the medical and related professions, and also within the education sector. This includes representing NHS Trusts, doctors, dentists and others in tribunal or in the High Court in breach of contract, discrimination and many other types of case.