Boardside appoints specialist business immigration lawyer

Boardside appoints specialist business immigration lawyer

Niche employment law firm Boardside has appointed solicitor Nadine Marston as a partner to spearhead its new business immigration offering.

The former partner at PwC Legal in London will advise companies on the complex legal and regulatory issues associated with global mobility. Boardside is among only a relatively small number of Yorkshire-based law firms offering this specialist legal advice. 

During her career, Marston (pictured) has been responsible for managing the immigration requirements for multinationals and financial institutions. She has advised leading investment banks and companies in the oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, management consultancy, information technology and insurance sectors.

Richard Port, managing partner at Boardside, said: “Employment law and business immigration matters are closely entwined, therefore having Nadine’s considerable legal expertise and experience allows us to advise clients fully on all strategic and regulatory employment issues.”

Port added: “The Yorkshire business community is facing considerable challenges in 2021, in managing its current overseas nationals’ workforce and in sourcing future talent. Brexit and the resulting changes to immigration legislation after 1 January 2021 have posed a hurdle to many UK employers. In response to Brexit, it is essential that businesses plan ahead, both in relation to considering future recruitment needs and looking after the requirements of current employees.  Not enough focus is being put on the issues faced by Yorkshire’s small and medium sized businesses. Employers and their staff must ensure compliance with the new laws.”

Marston will advise companies and individuals on navigating the Brexit legislation in relation to business immigration matters. She said: “You would be very surprised at the number of businesses which aren’t taking this seriously. The good news is that we will have the expertise to solve these problems and to work closely with our clients in their forward-planning on strategic and regulatory issues.”

“With specialists in different aspects of human resources, Boardside will be promoting a coordinated approach which enables the provision of a bespoke service and advice on different aspects of people management; we are working towards offering a whole human resources package to businesses.”

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