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Deirdre M. Murphy

Counsel

London
Direct: +44 20 7763 2551
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Deirdre M. Murphy is counsel in the Immigration practice group of Seyfarth Shaw LLP's London office and is a member of Seyfarth’s U.K. Immigration and Global Mobility Teams. Ms. Murphy is dual-qualified as a Solicitor, licensed to practice in England & Wales, and an attorney.   
 
Ms. Murphy specializes in the practice of U.K. immigration law and has over ten years of experience, having worked with leading law firms in London for the majority of her career. Ms. Murphy is responsible for the successful delivery of U.K. immigration services for the firm’s corporate and private clients. As a solicitor practicing in London, Ms. Murphy gained extensive experience advising top-tier, multinational corporate clients on all aspects of U.K. business immigration matters. She provides ongoing strategic advice to companies in relation to compliance issues and sponsor license obligations under the Points Based System. 
 
In addition, Ms. Murphy has a strong private client base and is developing the practice’s focus on high net worth individuals. She has successfully counseled individual clients in relation to complex immigration matters and also routinely manages applications for individuals to obtain indefinite leave to remain (settlement) and British citizenship. Ms. Murphy also assists clients with applications for visas to enter the U.K. as visitors, Tier 4 students, partners of British citizens, and family members of European nationals. 
 
Ms. Murphy also plays a key role on our Global Mobility team, managing the process for multinational companies to obtain authorization for employees to undertake foreign country assignments. She liaises with an extensive network of immigration specialists worldwide to streamline the process for employers and provide a single point of contact for visa and work permit processing on a global scale.  
 
Ms. Murphy is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Immigration Law Practitioners' Association and the New York State Bar Association.  She is a regular contributor to immigration articles and client alerts, and she delivers training seminars and information updates to clients and other organizations.
 
Deirdre M. Murphy is counsel in the Immigration practice group of Seyfarth Shaw LLP's London office and is a member of Seyfarth’s U.K. Immigration and Global Mobility Teams. Ms. Murphy is dual-qualified as a Solicitor, licensed to practice in England & Wales, and an attorney.   
 
Ms. Murphy specializes in the practice of U.K. immigration law and has over ten years of experience, having worked with leading law firms in London for the majority of her career. Ms. Murphy is responsible for the successful delivery of U.K. immigration services for the firm’s corporate and private clients. As a solicitor practicing in London, Ms. Murphy gained extensive experience advising top-tier, multinational corporate clients on all aspects of U.K. business immigration matters. She provides ongoing strategic advice to companies in relation to compliance issues and sponsor license obligations under the Points Based System. 
 
In addition, Ms. Murphy has a strong private client base and is developing the practice’s focus on high net worth individuals. She has successfully counseled individual clients in relation to complex immigration matters and also routinely manages applications for individuals to obtain indefinite leave to remain (settlement) and British citizenship. Ms. Murphy also assists clients with applications for visas to enter the U.K. as visitors, Tier 4 students, partners of British citizens, and family members of European nationals. 
 
Ms. Murphy also plays a key role on our Global Mobility team, managing the process for multinational companies to obtain authorization for employees to undertake foreign country assignments. She liaises with an extensive network of immigration specialists worldwide to streamline the process for employers and provide a single point of contact for visa and work permit processing on a global scale.  
 
Ms. Murphy is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Immigration Law Practitioners' Association and the New York State Bar Association.  She is a regular contributor to immigration articles and client alerts, and she delivers training seminars and information updates to clients and other organizations.
 

Education

  • Legal Practice Course, University of the West of England, Merit (2004)

  • B.Leg.Sci., Queen's University of Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2.1 honors (2003) 

  • M.Phil., National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland, 1.1 honors (1995) 

  • B.A., Seton Hall University (1993)
    cum laude

Admissions

  • New York
  • England
  • Wales

Affiliations

  • American Immigration Lawyers' Association (US)
  • Immigration Lawyers' Practitioner's Association (UK)
  • New York State Bar Association

Publications