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Tracie Udall

Partner

Tracie is a Partner in the Business Immigration team and is known to provide a practical insight into the complexities of UK immigration hand in hand with her extensive knowledge of the Immigration Rules.

"I want to give you a very heartfelt thank you for all of your patience and advice. Among all the stress and uncertainty your calm and easy going nature really kept me grounded."

Private Client

Experience

  • Client relationship manager for key household name multinational organisations acting as main point of contact for all UK bound employees.
  • Successfully supported a high net worth individual with an application for EUSS as qualifying family member of British national (Surinder Singh).
  • Successfully navigated and advised corporate client with a complex sole responsibility-skilled worker dependent application for stepchildren of skilled worker employee.
  • Successful representations made for a spouse application following two refusals under EUSS and incidents of illegal working in the UK during previous UK stay.
  • Completed a time critical application as a Skilled Worker for the president of a global corporation relocation from Russia to UK following the invasion of Ukraine.
  • Successful representations made on behalf of a logistics company reducing a fine substantially which they received for migrants attempting to enter as clandestines in company vehicles from France.

Tracie is unique in that she was previously employed by UK Border Force as a Senior Border Force officer and served as a Chief Immigration Officer at the Midlands Border Intelligence Unit involved in both strategic and tactical planning of intelligence led operations. She has extensive management and organisational skills leading a multi-functional team on the frontline at Birmingham Airport in a fast paced and challenging environment. This allows her to advise clients with the practical insight they require alongside extensive knowledge and experience of working within the Immigration Rules.

Career

  • 11th year at Wright Hassall LLP.
  • Senior UK Border Force Officer Birmingham Airport 2010-2012.
  • Chief Immigration Officer - Midlands Command Intelligence Unit 2002-2010.
  • Frontline Immigration Officer- Heathrow Airport 1991-2002.
  • University of Birmingham and the OU.

Memberships

Interests

Tracie runs or walks each day whether it be 2k or 10k. Originally from the Isle of Wight, weekends over on the Island walking her 6-year-old Cocker Spaniel are simply the best.

Meet the team

Meet the team
Laura Steel - Commercial Lawyer
Laura Steel Senior Associate
Mali Smith - Employment Lawyer
Mali Smith Legal Director & Mediator
Penelope Sankey - Corporate Lawyer
Penelope Sankey Associate