“I love the variety of global immigration. In part because the people whose cases we handle are all different and the laws of the 30+ jurisdictions my team covers are very diverse. But beyond that, I am extremely privileged to be able to work for a firm which is dynamic and innovative not just transactional. One moment I can be partnering with a client to make a strategic difference to their immigration programme, from data analytics to policy benchmarking, the next I am discussing how to better reward our hard working teams or sharing ideas to drive an even better experience for our clients’ assignees.”

Emily is the Managing Director for Europe and heads BAL’s London office. She leads our UK, Ireland, Germany and Europe practices, working with her team to ensure the highest service delivery, whether a large compliance consulting project or one of the thousands of individual cases accomplished every year for small and large clients alike. Emily is a solicitor and has over 12 years’ experience, working both in the UK and Hong Kong, in a variety of roles both at law firms and a relocation management company. She particularly enjoys speaking on the topic of immigration as well as working with clients and her team to drive assignee experience and provide tailored, culturally meaningful immigration programmes.

Education & Admissions

University of Oxford, Bachelors
BPP Law School, Diploma in Law
BPP Law School, Legal Practice Course
Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales


Immigration Law Practitioners Association
Board member 2009-2010

Professional Accomplishments

Speaker: ERC webcast “Brexit - A First Look at the Impact on Global Workforce Mobility” (June 2016)
Speaker: BAL webcast, “UK Work Authorisation - Latest Tier 2 Immigration Rule Changes, Employer Compliance Obligations and the Potential Impact of Brexit” (June 2016)
Speaker, The Forum for Expatriate Management EMEA Global Mobility Summit, “Global Mobility in Africa” (November 2015)
Speaker, The Forum for Expatriate Management London Roadshow, “Global Immigration – How to Simplify the Process in Challenging Locations” May 2015
Speaker, “BAL webcast, “UK Visitors versus Work Authorisation” (May 2015)
Board member, Immigration Law Practitioners Association (2009-2010)
Speaker, ECA International Conference, “Managing Challenging Assignments: Strategies for Successful Mobility in Today's World” (April 2015)
Speaker, The Forum for Expatriate Management EMEA Global Mobility Summit, “Changes in Immigration Law and Practice in Key Emerging Markets: Brazil, South Africa & Turkey” (November 2014)
Speaker, The Forum for Expatriate Management London Totally Expat Show, “The Latest on Expatriate Tax and Immigration for Assignees into the UK: What You Need to Know” (May 2014)
Speaker, ECA International Conference, “Spotlight on Asia - Managing Mobility Successfully in a Rapidly Changing Region” (March 2014)
Speaker, Worldwide ERC® Global Workforce Summit: Talent Mobility in EMEA, “Hot Political Topics and their Effect on Immigration as We Know It” (February 2014)