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Lisa Keating

Senior Associate

Lisa is a solicitor within the Employment Group focusing on immigration law. She has extensive experience advising corporate clients on all aspect of the UK immigration system including compliance and immigration strategy. Her client base ranges from multinational corporations to national companies and SMEs.

She has particular expertise in assisting international companies with setting up and expanding operations within the UK as well as navigating clients through complex immigration scenarios, particularly in relation to illegal working and restructuring. She routinely provides immigration training to clients and speaks at external events on key updates to UK immigration policy. 

Areas of FocusEmployment
Professional QualificationsSolicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales


  • Advised a European manufacturer on the necessary immigration compliance relating to their sponsor licence following TUPE and a subsequent share sale to a new parent company. 
  • Provided strategic advice following the liquidation of a company in relation to their sponsor licence and ability to re-employ sponsored individuals via a phoenix company.
  • Advising a Silicon Valley technology company on UK immigration compliance and a subsequent Home Office audit following previous non-compliance with the UK Immigration Rules. 
  • Transitioned a large healthcare company’s immigration service provider to her department and subsequently assisted with the transferring of senior management personnel and specialist individuals to the UK. 
  • Managed the global mobility programmes for several large multinational corporations including an online retailer, national supermarket and accountancy firm.
  • Successfully persuaded the Home Office to exercise discretion with regard to registering the child of a British citizen.
  • University of Kent, LLB (Hons.)
  • College of Law, LPC

Additional events

  • "MSE Summit", DLA Piper Events, September - October 2022
  • Memberships And Affiliations

    • Member, Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association