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Simon Kenny

Eversheds Sutherland

Principal Associate

About Simon Kenny

Simon is a Principal Associate in Human Resources Practice Group at Eversheds Sutherland.  He specialises in immigration assistance for companies and universities with a recent focus on the consequences of Brexit and has been listed as a leading immigration practitioner by the Legal 500 in every edition since 2014.

As a former immigration officer, Simon focusses on achieving practical outcomes for clients. Having worked within Big 4 professional services companies for many years has helped Simon appreciate wider global mobility considerations which inform his immigration advice.

Simon works with universities and companies to handle immigration compliance issues such as illegal working allegations and licence suspension. He works on Tier 2 and sponsor licence applications, audits immigration compliance, advises companies on cross-border immigration management and trains in-house teams to manage immigration requirements.

Simon writes media articles about UK immigration for LexisNexis PSL and other legal websites, is a keen blogger and regularly shares information about immigration via LinkedIn and Twitter. Research conducted by Simon regarding Certificate of Sponsorship allocations was featured as a headline news story across numerous national publications in June 2018, including the Financial Times.   

He has lead more than 100 presentations and workshops regarding Brexit at 20 universities across the UK which have included advice on the law, potential “problem” cases and workshops for staff and HR teams.  He also provides mentoring and coaching to University managers and chairs a networking group for university immigration managers in the North West of England which assesses best practices in handling the immigration risk of Brexit.

Simon leads Eversheds Sutherland’s professional support activity in respect of the immigration consequences of Brexit.