UCL Faculty of Laws


UCL Laws alumna named ‘Woman Lawyer of the Year’

3 November 2015

UCL Laws alumna Laura Devine has been named Woman Lawyer of the Year for 2015 in The Law Society Excellence award

Laura Devine

Laura completed her LLB with UCL Laws and has gone on to become an English solicitor and a US attorney, establishing the immigration practices at Coopers & Lybrand (now PwC) and Eversheds before opening her own law firm, Laura Devine Solicitors.

The Law Society described Laura Devine as ‘a trailblazer for women in the profession’, building an all-female partnership that specialises in immigration law.

Dean of Faculty of Laws Professor Dame Hazel Genn congratulated Laura on her award: “This is richly deserved recognition for all that Laura has accomplished. As The Law Society commended, she truly is a trailblazer for women in the legal profession and we are immensely proud to have Laura in our UCL Laws alumni community.”

Laura’s boutique immigration firm has been described as a ‘transatlantic powerhouse’ with offices in London and New York providing UK and US immigration advice.

Laura is also Citywealth’s Entrepreneurial Woman of the Year for 2015.

See all of The Law Society Excellence Awards winners