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practice accolades

Labor & Employment

The American Lawyer Magazine's Litigation Department of the Year – Labor and Employment Law Finalist 2004, Winner 2006, Finalist 2008, Finalist 2010, and Finalist 2012

Listed in the highest tier for National Labor and Employment Practice in Chambers USA 2014

Named a top 5 firm for employment in BTI's Litigation Outlook 2014 report

Ranked in the top tier by The Legal 500 for Labor and Employment Litigation, ERISA Litigation, Labor-Management Relations, and Workplace and Employment Counseling (2014)

Ranked, National Tier 1: Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, and Litigation – Labor & Employment by U.S. News and Best Lawyers (2011-2012) 

Ranked #1 for "Most Prestigious" Labor and Employment Practice, Vault 2012 Associate Survey

honors + affiliations

Listed as recommended, The Legal 500 (2010–2012)

Listed as an "Associate to Watch," Chambers and Partners (2011–to date)

Listed as a legal expert in Immigration Law, Legal Experts Directory

Listed as a “Rising Star”, Super Lawyers

bar admissions

  • England & Wales (Solicitor)
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Nicholas Hobson
Associate


Email: nhobson@morganlewis.com
London
Condor House, 5-10 St. Paul's Churchyard
London, EC4M 8AL
United Kingdom
Phone: +44.20.3201.5649
Fax: +44.20.3201.5001

Nicholas Hobson is an associate in Morgan Lewis's Labour and Employment Practice and is also a member of the firm's Global Immigration Services Practice. Nicholas advises corporate and private clients on the full range of UK immigration matters and has experience advising corporate clients on preventing illegal working, sponsorship licence applications under Tiers 2 and 5 of the Points-Based System, issuing Certificates of Sponsorship as well as further leave to remain, entry clearance, settlement and nationality applications for lead applicants and their dependants.

Nicholas has experience dealing with applications for highly valued migrants under Tier 1 (Entrepreneur), Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent and Promise), Tier 1 (Investor), and overseas business representative.  He also has experience with immigration matters for high profile clients in the media and entertainment, theatre, film, and digital sectors.

Nicholas is an active member of the Economic Migration Sub-Committee of the Immigration Law Practitioners Association and the Employment Lawyers Association and regularly contributes to working groups on changes to immigration law. He is also a frequent author on immigration topics and has written briefing notes on UK immigration law for the Practical Law Company, ELA briefing and HR Expert.

Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Nicholas spent four years at a City law firm in London and before that at a highly regarded media law firm in London, where he trained and practiced, on qualification, immigration law.

Nicholas earned his LPC in 2004 and his PgDL in 2003 from BPP Law School, London; his LL.M from King's College, London in 2002; and his LL.B (Hons) from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland in 2001.

Nicholas is admitted to practice in England and Wales as a Solicitor.

education

  • BPP Law School, England, 2004, LPC
  • BPP Law School, England, 2003, PgDL
  • King’s College, University of London, 2002, LLM
  • University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, 2001, LL.B. (Hons)