Laceys Solicitors incorporating HLF



Immigration law is a complex and fast-moving area of law which can be daunting to navigate through.

At Laceys our specialists take the stress out of this process, providing clients with practical, straightforward and cost-effective advice for individuals, businesses and education institutes.

We advise and guide our business clients on the Immigration law process for the following;

  • UK Work Visas (Tier 1, 2 and 5)
  • Employer Duties and Compliance Obligations
  • Sponsor Licenses
  • Sponsor Duties
  • Management of legal and illegal workers

We also advise and guide our individual clients through the best route for all Immigration enquiries including;

  • EU, EEA and Commonwealth Applications
  • Family Visas
  • Residency Applications
  • Student Visa
  • Visitor and Short Stay Visas
  • Immigration Appeals
  • British Citizenship and Naturalisation Applications
  • Immigration Refusals and Suspensions

We offer a fixed fee for the initial consultation and will always try and provide a fixed fee for any advice and service required afterwards.

For further advice on any Immigration matters please contact one of the team today or email us on to see how we can help.





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Meet the Team

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Gemma Wilson

Immigration Lawyer — Immigration

Direct dial: 01202 755209
Switchboard: 01202 755980


“Advice and treatment from Gemma - first class!”

Barry Hutchings

Gemma graduated from university with an Honours degree and double Masters and went on to lecture law in a number of colleges and universities around the world. Gemma is an experienced immigration lawyer and has represented clients from over 50 individual countries worldwide.

Gemma’s particular specialisms include family and business immigration applications. Gemma thoroughly enjoys representing clients of all nationalities and backgrounds and whatever the issue, Gemma provides a very bespoke, flexible approach to her work ensuring all clients needs are fully catered for. Gemma is also a fully qualified Commercial and Civil Mediator, qualifying from the Academy of Experts London in 2009.

Outside of the office, Gemma is a keen animal welfare volunteer with a particular interest in assisting with the rehabilitation and rehoming of abandoned animals and spends a lot of time training her own ‘”free range” rabbits who can often be found helping themselves to veggie delights in the kitchen or snuggled up on the sofa watching The Chase!

Robin Watson

Partner — Employment and Immigration

Direct dial: 01202 755202
Switchboard: 01202 755980


“Cocowai is a wholesale and online retail cashmere company. We recently contacted Robin Watson at Laceys Solicitors to help and advise us with producing an employment contract, and subsequently for advice on other employment issues. Robin has been extremely helpful and efficient throughout the whole - from our initial meeting, through to further telephone conversations and subsequent emails. I have been impressed by Robin's consideration of our "type" and "size" of company, whilst advising on what kind of contract we needed for our business. ”

Frances Macaulay, COCOWAI

Robin is a specialist employment solicitor. He advises employers, HR Directors and managers on all aspects of complex employment law and day-to-day HR issues.

Robin regularly advises on TUPE when clients are buying or selling a business or in relation to tenders. Robin also represents clients during Employment Tribunal proceedings. Robin’s clients range from small local start-ups to large national businesses. Robin advises on immigration for employers and individuals too.

In addition, Robin is a litigator and advises clients when a dispute arises. Robin’s particular interest is in advocacy and he has gained Higher Rights of Audience as a Solicitor-Advocate that permits him to appear in all civil courts and tribunals for clients.

Away from work Robin enjoys cycling, cooking and eating. Lately Robin has (again) started sketching and is trying to convince himself that he has a talent!

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