Penningtons Manches Cooper hires immigration specialist to support oxford market

The highly ranked immigration practice at top 50 law firm Penningtons Manches Cooper has appointed Kelly Tomkinson as a senior associate to support increasing demand for its services in Oxford and the wider region.

With more than 20 years’ experience as an international immigration lawyer, Kelly joins from the Warwickshire firm of Wright Hassell LLP and will be based in the firm’s office at Oxford Business Park.

Kelly specialises in advising both corporate and private clients on all aspects of immigration law, including sponsor licensing, Tier 2 and 4 applications, family based applications, British Citizenship, domestic workers, and applications under the EU settlement scheme.

Commenting on Kelly’s appointment, Pat Saini, head of Penningtons Manches Cooper’s immigration practice, said: “We are delighted to welcome Kelly to our team. Her wide-ranging international experience and background as a dual British and US citizen who has lived in the UK, USA and the Philippines is a perfect fit for our multi-national team of immigration lawyers.”

She added: “The Oxford office has a particular focus on the technology, education and healthcare sectors, regularly handling the immigration aspects of spinouts, among other matters. We also work closely with our corporate, commercial, dispute resolution and employment practice groups for both international and UK-based clients across a range of industry sectors so Kelly’s expertise is going to be invaluable to the wider team.”


Penningtons Manches Cooper is a leading UK and international law firm which provides high quality legal advice tailored to both businesses and individuals. We address the specific objectives of each client through our flair and technical expertise and offer a personal service founded on a strong team ethic.

Today, we have UK offices in the City of London, Basingstoke, Birmingham, Cambridge, Guildford, Oxford and Reading while our growing overseas network stretches from Asia to America through our presence in Singapore, Piraeus, Paris, Madrid, Sao Paulo and San Francisco. With 141 partners and over 850 people in total, our main areas of practice are dispute resolution, corporate and commercial, real estate, private client and family.

Penningtons Manches Cooper

Penningtons Manches Cooper is a top 50 UK law firm with an unusually wide range of expertise and an expanded international footprint. We provide a highly personal service focussed on delivering the best results for our clients.

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