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Laura Kirkpatrick

Associate, Business Immigration Specialist

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Laura Kirkpatrick

Laura is a solicitor in our Employment and HR Team, with a niche specialism in providing employers with advice on Business Immigration Law.

Laura graduated from Northumbria University in 2013 and was awarded a scholarship to attend the City University of New York. Starting her training contract with the firm in 2013, she completed seats in commercial disputescommercial propertycorporate and commercial and finally employment, where she chose to focus her career once qualified.

Laura re-joined the firm in 2016 after spending sometime increasing her employment expertise at a Newcastle based firm.

Laura has a wealth of experience in dealing with Employment Tribunal claims for a range of clients, on a variety of issues such as unfair dismissal, constructive dismissal, breach of contract and complex discrimination cases. In doing so she has developed a keen understanding of clients’ businesses and is acutely aware of the commercial reality of Tribunal litigation.

Laura also deals with general day to day HR issues for a number of clients in different sectors, such as drafting contracts of employment/service agreements, tailoring bespoke policies, managing complex investigations, disciplinaries, grievances, redundancies and sickness management procedures.

As well as dealing with general employment work, Laura specialises in Business Immigration Law.  She has experience in assisting businesses to become licenced sponsors to enable the recruitment of skilled individuals from overseas, advising employers on their obligations in relation to the immigration rules and the prevention of illegal working and supporting employers on immigration issues arising from the employment relationship.

  1. 2013

    Graduated from Northumbria University

  2. 2013

    Joined Endeavour Partnership on a training contract

  3. 2015

    Qualified as a Solicitor

  4. 2016

    Rejoined Endeavour Partnership's Employment team

  5. 2018

    GDPR Campaign Lead

  6. 2018

    Promoted to Associate

Laura's Latest Blog

Mental health awareness at work: how to look after your staff

1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem each year, with work named as the main factor.
Make sure you're supporting your staff properly by following these steps.

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