Amy BennettAssociate Immigration
Amy qualified as a solicitor in May 2015 and joined Teacher Stern LLP in January 2018 as a member of the Immigration team. She advises on all aspects of immigration and nationality law for private individuals and corporate clients.
She has extensive experience of making applications under the Points Based System, with particular expertise of Tier 2 applications for skilled migrants and advising SMEs to apply to be added to the list of registered sponsors.
Amy regularly advises individuals applying under Tier 1 of the Immigration Rules as Investors, Entrepreneurs or Exceptionally Talented migrants and those applying as Sole Representatives. She has recently gained experience of applying to Endorsing Bodies with a view to applying to enter the UK under the Innovator category.
Amy has provided advice to numerous European nationals and their family members on the impact of Brexit. She has significant experience of submitting applications under the EEA Regulations and the EU Settlement Scheme. She has also presented to small businesses and their employees on how to prepare for Brexit.
Amy has submitted numerous applications for the family members of British nationals and settled persons, including applications based on complex finances and those relying on the ‘exceptions’ paragraph of Appendix FM of the Immigration Rules. She has helped clients to make successful applications for leave to be granted outside of the Immigration Rules and on a discretionary basis.
She is also experienced at dealing with complex nationality matters, such as those who exceed the relevant absence thresholds to naturalise or have previous criminal convictions. Amy also regularly assists clients to register as British on a discretionary basis and with complex applications to the Passport Office.
Amy is an active member of the Immigration Law Practitioners Association (ILPA).
Solicitor – Wesley Gryk Solicitors LLP
Paralegal and Trainee Solicitor – Miles & Partners LLP
Graduate Diploma in Law & Legal Practice Course – BPP University London
BA Social Policy – University of Leeds