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Benedicte Viort de La Batie


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Bénédicte joined the London Employment Law team of Browne Jacobson in 2019. Prior to joining Browne Jacobson, Bénédicte worked in-house as deputy general counsel of a luxury London-based fashion house for four years and gained legal and operational experience dealing with corporate, commercial, immigration and employment matters.

Bénédicte offers a one-stop strategic service that combines her expertise of business immigration with her experience of UK employment law and practical know-how. She works in a very approachable and pragmatic manner with her clients to identify their best options and implement clear, strategic and cost-effective solutions when they need to employ and continue to employ foreign staff in the United Kingdom.

Bénédicte has wide-ranging experience in a number of different sectors including luxury retail, catering, engineering, tech, health and education.

Bénédicte is a postgraduate in French law (Private and Insurance Law) and a qualified English Solicitor. She is a native French speaker with strong ties in the London French community.

She is an active member of the Franco-British lawyers Society London Committee, and regularly speaks at conferences and publishes articles, in French and in English, on the fast-changing UK immigration system.

Immigration and employment law for French companies

Bénédicte is one of a very small number of UK qualified Solicitors and French law graduates to advise on immigration matters. She has therefore developed a unique specialism in advising French companies on the immigration and employment aspects of operating a business in the United Kingdom. She can assist new or more established businesses, guiding them seamlessly through the cultural and legal differences between the two countries.