Gavin Jones

Gavin Jones, Head of Immigration, UK at Osborne Clarke, has over 20 years’ experience advising on both business and personal immigration issues. He leads the firm’s immigration practice and has a well-regarded reputation in the industry. His legal expertise comprises all areas of UK business immigration acting for multi-nationals through to start-up companies and he has advised on the full extent of entry clearance applications, as well as personal applications for UK residency and nationality, settlements and citizenship and student applications.

Gavin has a particular specialism for inward investment and helping international companies set up in the UK and has helped a number of household names with their immigration strategic planning as they set up and grew.

Gavin worked previously as Special Counsel at Taylor Wessing (where he was ranked by legal directories as a leading individual) and then as a Senior Manager at Fragomen before joining Blake Lapthorn to build and lead its immigration practice.

Gavin regularly provides commentary to the media on immigration issues and has had commentary published in HR Magazine and The Times Higher Education.

He is a member of the Immigration Law Practitioner’s Association and has been a contributing editor for Immigration for The Investors Guide to the UK.

  • Next: 15-19 Jul 2024 Classroom

The HR Professional Summer School

Summer school


This interactive Summer School explores some of the most important issues facing HR professionals today and has been designed for those who want to add value to their HR function and be a high-performing member of their senior management team.

  • 30 CPD hours Intensive
  • Presented by Gavin Jones
  • Next: 25 Jan 2024 Live online
  • Also: 23-24 Apr 2024 Live online
  • Also: 16 Jul 2024 Classroom
  • Also: 14 Oct 2024 Live online

Global Mobility and the Employment of Overseas Nationals

New for 2024

Live online, Classroom

This essential one-day training event will bring you right up-to-date with the latest rules and policies you need to know when considering the employment of overseas nationals.

  • 6 CPD hours Focused
  • Presented by Helga Butler
  • + 2 more