Harper Macleod has appointed an immigration specialist as it anticipates increasing demand for immigration advice from both companies and individuals.

Ashley Fleming, who is qualified in England & Wales, joins the firm as a senior associate from Bindmans in London. She advises on all aspects of UK immigration law.

Martin Darroch, chief executive of Harper Macleod, commented: “We fully recognise that, in part due to Brexit but also driven by other wider economic conditions, the UK is seeking to attract significant numbers of people to work in a wide range of industries, at all levels. That means they are going to have to support those people to ensure they can work in the UK legally and effectively, sometimes bringing their families and loved ones with them.

“Ashley is independently recognised as one of the leading immigration lawyers in the UK, and her track record speaks for itself whether that is working with large organisations, or young people in care. Ashley’s appointment underlines our growth ambitions and complements our existing capabilities in this area to better support our clients as they overcome immigration challenges.”