Clare Hicks Associate, Professional Support Lawyer

Contact Information

+44 20 3321 6749

Personal Profile

Clare is an Associate in the Private department, specialising in Immigration. She joined the Firm in September 2008 after qualifying as a non-practising Barrister.

A Solicitor since 2010, Clare provides legal and knowledge support for the Immigration Group. She helps the Group provide a bespoke service for high net worth individuals, skilled workers and corporate clients. In her role as Professional Support Lawyer, she provides legal and systems know how and encourages training and knowledge sharing across the Group.

Acting for both individuals and companies, Clare uses her uses her technical knowledge and expertise to provide bespoke immigration solutions and deal with exceptional cases. She has experience with Tier 1 (investor) and Tier 1 (entrepreneur) applications; Tier 2 applications; European and Second Citizenship applications; and applications for Indefinite Leave to Remain and Naturalisation as a British Citizen.

Clare is a member of the Immigration Law Practitioners Association and is on the Steering Committee of the University of Exeter Alumnae Group.

key experience

  • Advising on application for naturalisation as a British Citizen for a European businessman;
  • Advising on an application for naturalisation as a British Citizen for a spouse of a British National;
  • Advising on exceptional and restricted Certificates of Sponsorship;
  • Advising on obtaining a Tier 2 Sponsor Licence for an overseas registered company;
  • Advising on Tier 1 (Investor) extension application using the a super premium service;
  • Advising on Tier 1 (Investor) application under the £10 million category;
  • Advising on exceptional permanent residence application for a family member of a European national.

Career History

Professional Support Lawyer, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Solicitor, Mishcon de Reya
Legal Assistant, Mishcon de Reya
Paralegal, Lovells LLP
Called to the Bar
University of Exeter, Law LLB (Hons)