Shannon's role is to support senior team members with a full range of immigration and nationality applications to include Tier 2 & 5 under the Points Based System, Sponsor Licence application, family applications under Appendix FM, settlement and nationality applications.
Shannon has also supported applications for domestic workers and applications made under the EEA Regulations with advice on the new settlement and pre-settlement schemes.
Shannon makes applications on behalf of corporate clients and individuals.
Her knowledge includes being fully versed with the online portals, UKCVAS, Access UK, TLS and VFS and keeping up to date with the changes made to the online systems. She also attends the Premium Lounge with clients to ensure immigration and nationality applications are submitted in the correct format and in time.
"The firm is retained by the UK arms of large international businesses and has strong links with London and the USA."
- Assisted with an application under the Points Based System submitted on behalf of a client who has been diagnosed with cancer while working in the UK. The claim related to applying for an extension of leave outside of the Immigration Rules.
- Assisted with an application to add a Tier 5 licence to an existing sponsor under Tier 2 & 4. This resulted in being able to subsequently support the client with a Tier 5 (creative and sporting) application for a New York Times bestselling author.
- Frequently support household name clients with time-critical applications which require completion within a tight time scale making use of the premium services on offer. Recently completing a Tier 2 ICT application for a US employee whose presence in the UK was critical to a UK project. The application was completed within 5 days of the initial instructions.
"In addition, in the legal industry, Wright Hassall advises leading law firms on their internal immigration issues"
Shannon graduated with a degree in Law and Criminology from Nottingham Trent University. She then worked as an administration assistant for Oakwood Financial Management, moving to be a legal secretary with Ward and Rider before joining the team at Wright Hassall.
Shannon enjoys going to the gym, reading and eating out. She intends to progress her legal qualifications through CILEx starting in late 2019