Elaine McIlroy

Elaine heads the firm’s Immigration offering and acts for employers across the UK.

On the immigration side, Elaine has acted for employers in a range of sectors including Universities, financial services organisations, oil and gas, healthcare. She provides advice in relation to Sponsor Licence applications, compliance issues, Skilled Worker visas, business visitors, Innovator/ Start Up, Global Talent visas, Hong Kong BN(O) visas and Student visas.

Elaine also advises employers on the whole spectrum of employment law issues but has a special focus on TUPE and strategic advisory work. She regularly appears in employment tribunals across the UK and is interested in all areas of discrimination law - diversity and inclusion is a passion of hers. 

Living Brodies' values

Elaine likes to work collaboratively with her clients by getting to know them and what their priorities are and by developing long term relationships.

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  • A member of the Immigration Law Practitioners Association.
  • Dual qualified having worked in the City for several years.
  • Regularly speaks and blogs on employment & immigration matters. 
  • Elaine is a member of Brodies' cross-sectoral Life Sciences expertise group.
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  • Legal 500 UK 2023 recommends Elaine for Employment and also for Immigration.
  • Ranked individual for Employment and Immigration in Chambers UK 2024.