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Joanne Hennessy

Legal Director

About Joanne

Jo is a Legal Director with extensive experience in immigration and employment law. She leads Pinsent Masons’ UK Corporate Immigration practice and works with clients in all sectors, across the UK and overseas, on their UK corporate immigration needs. The support Jo provides ranges from matters such as the prevention of illegal working, sponsor compliance, sponsoring migrant workers and visa applications to compliance audits, EEA rights and visitor routes. She regularly prepares and delivers bespoke immigration training for clients. 

On the employment side, Jo focuses on non-contentious employment law. She regularly supports employers with the employment and immigration aspects of large projects such as restructures and share sales. Her recent work included advising a global energy company on the employment and immigration aspects of a group restructuring exercise involving a share sale and subsequent TUPE transfer, including all necessary immigration compliance reports and a new sponsor licence application.


LLB (Hons) – University of Strathclyde

Diploma in Legal Practice – Glasgow Graduate School of Law

Law Society of Scotland