Vandana Dass Founder / Managing DirectorAs Managing Director and Solicitor at Davenport Solicitors Limited, Vandana was extremely proud to be named the Winner of the “Rising Star in Law” category of the London Asian Business Awards. These awards recognise, celebrate and showcase the achievements of Asian men and women who greatly contribute to their industries in London. …Read More
Vandana advises employees and employers on a range of Employment law and Business Immigration matters from implementing employment contracts and policies, advising on Sponsorship licences and managing them, advising on Tier 1 and Tier 2 visas to representation at the Employment Tribunal.
Vandana started Davenport Solicitors as she wanted to eradicate the worries of HR/Employment law for her clients so they can concentrate on growing their business. Moreover, she wanted to provide businesses, who were looking for HR/Employment law support with a first-class service from expert Solicitors, with the flexibility of choosing from a range of services which suits them.
Vandana has the responsibility of making sure Davenport Solicitors provide the best service to clients, achieve its targets and continue to thrive and grow as a business. She is responsible for implementing company policy, planning the growth of the Company, overseeing all client work, managing communications and representing the Company at various events.
Vandana regularly presents seminars on what really concerns businesses and HR professionals. She has also been an Employment Law Lecturer at South Bank University.
Vandana is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association, the European Employment Lawyers Association, Committee member of the Asian Business Association and the Chair of the School Stakeholder Committee at Krishna Avanti Primary School.
In her spare time, Vandana enjoys spending time with her family, baking, travelling and trying different cuisines. …Less
Nicola has over 8 years of experience working on corporate and private client UK immigration law matters both within and outside of the UK’s immigration points-based system.
Nicola additionally manages immigration law matters for private clients including high net worth individuals and has significant experience advising on and managing Tier 1 (Investor), Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent), Tier 2 (General), Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer), Tier 4 (Child) Student, Tier 4 (General) Student, Tier 5 (Government Authorised Exchange) and Tier 5 (Youth Mobility) UK visa applications. She also has extensive experience in managing settlement, British nationality and European law applications.
Furthermore, she has extensive experience advising on interlinked immigration and employment law matters including the curtailment and transfer of UK visas following termination of employment and TUPE transfer and on interlinked immigration and family law matters including the niche areas of inter-country adoption, inter-country surrogacy and the sole responsibility of children in relation to the Immigration Rules. …Less
Barry DassHead of Strategy and International Business DevelopmentBarry is the Head of strategy and international business development at Davenport Solicitors. At top level he brings the strategic expertise and business skills traditional law firms usually lack. He applies a hands-on approach and lays great emphasis on building strong relationships with clients, strategic partners, evaluating strengths and weaknesses and, responding quickly to changing regulations, economic factors and international markets. …Read More
Barry has over 40 years’ experience in setting up and successfully running businesses in the fashion and professional services sectors across the UK, Europe, Scandinavia, India, Russia and USA. His previous roles include managing director of the iconic clothing brand Stirling Cooper, founder and managing director of Milla UK and head of UK operations for Danish fashion brand CCDK.
Barry is now involved in promoting UK inward investment particularly from India. He advises and assists overseas organisations and individuals who wish to expand their operations in the UK. …Less
Rebecca CollinsTrainee SolicitorRebecca Collins is a Trainee Solicitor at Davenport Solicitors. She has previously worked as a paralegal at the firm and assists businesses and individuals in both Employment and Business Immigration matters.
She completed her LLB(Hons) at City, University of London. She continued her studies there to complete her Master of Laws in Legal Practice (satisfying the requirements of the Legal Practice Course) in which she achieved a distinction. …Read More
She has always had a passion to practise employment law because it is essentially about people and a relationship, making the work varied and personable. She likes that employment law reflects social views and therefore changes to keep up to date with society’s opinions and beliefs.
Rebecca enjoys watching rugby and trying new cuisine in her spare time. …Less
Daniel MetibemuImmigration lawyer
Daniel holds a law degree and a Masters in Business Administration (Finance). He is an Immigration lawyer with over 10 years of experience in UK Immigration law. He undertakes all forms of UK immigration work. His areas of expertise includes: …Read More
Visitors visas, Discretionary Leave applications, all Family and Relationship applications, Long Residence applications, EEA/EU Settlement applications, Citizenship applications, Skilled Worker visa application, Tier 1 (investor visa) application, Start-up visa application, Innovator visa application, Sole Representative applications, Sponsorship license applications and Administrative reviews. …Less
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