Orla Rafferty
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Orla joined Birketts in March 2022 and is an Immigration Paralegal within our Immigration Team, based in our London office.

Orla graduated from Durham University in summer 2021 with a First Class Honours in LLB Law. Whilst studying at University, Orla was an active member of the law societies, acting as the Sponsorship Officer of the Durham Law Review and volunteering at Citizens Advice assisting callers on various issues including employment, immigration, benefits, welfare, housing and family life.

After graduating and prior to joining Birketts, Orla gained legal experience working as a Paralegal at a specialist employment law firm supporting the fee earner in a range of contentious and non-contentious employment matters.

Orla has also gained immigration experience working as a Paralegal at a US law firm where she assisted fee earners in corporate immigration matters, including drafting and reviewing applications under Tier 2 of the Points Based System, Family Visa applications including spouse, fiancé, partner and dependent children applications, Sponsor Licence applications, Entry Clearance applications and Extension and Change of Employment applications. 

As an aspiring Solicitor, Orla intends to undertake the LPC to further develop her legal knowledge and skills and hopes to secure a Training Contract in the coming years.

Outside of work, Orla enjoys volunteering with charities supporting children with disabilities, playing football and spending time with friends and family.

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