Clare Hedges appointed Head of Immigration at Birketts

23 August 2018

Birketts, the top 100 law firm, has announced that Clare Hedges has been appointed Head of Immigration.

Clare joined Birketts as an Associate in September 2010 and initially advised on both employment law and immigration matters, before becoming fully focused on immigration work. She was named as an 'associate to watch' by Chambers [UK 2018] and is listed in Legal 500’s [UK 2017] elite 'Leading Individuals' list of immigration lawyers nationwide.

Adrian Seagers, Partner and Head of Corporate Services, said: “Our highly-regarded Immigration Team has a comprehensive understanding of the challenges faced by our clients in today's global environment. This appointment is the next natural step in Clare’s development and under her leadership I am confident the practice will continue to thrive.”

Commenting on her appointment, Clare said: “Our immigration practice has grown strongly in the last few years and I am delighted to take up the position of Head of Immigration at Birketts. As we prepare for Brexit, it is more important than ever for businesses and individuals to have access to high quality, specialist immigration advice which provides not only visa solutions, but dovetails with support on areas such as employment, property, international trade and financial and tax planning. Birketts is particularly well placed to provide a full range of immigration law services, ensuring our clients achieve their goals in the UK.”

Clare is based in Birketts’ Cambridge office but supports colleagues across all four offices: Cambridge, Chelmsford, Ipswich and Norwich.