Alfreda Joubert

Partner | London (City)

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Alfreda has gained a wealth of knowledge during her 22 years in the field of immigration and she has been recognised by The Legal 500 as a leading expert in both corporate and private immigration.

Before joining Doyle Clayton in 2022, Alfreda was a partner for 16 years at Magrath Sheldrick LLP, a Tier 1 ranked immigration practice in London. She is dual qualified as a South African attorney and a British solicitor.

She has extensive experience on all aspects of the Points Based System, advising clients on all aspects of Immigration, navigating the UK’s complex and ever changing immigration framework.

She specifically has advised global corporate clients and SMEs from a range of sectors including private equity, information technology, hospitality, retail, financial and professional services, education, logistics, healthcare and media.

She focuses on the proactive management of applications for skilled workers and global business mobility workers, as well as sponsor compliance, conducts mock audits and attends official Home Office compliance audits. She supports organisations and individuals with strategic advice in relation to EU citizens' rights following Brexit.

She also has extensive experience, acting for private individuals on all types of immigration matters.

Her excellent client service is demonstrated by repeat work given by her long standing clients and referrals. She truly cares for every individual client as well as consider all commercial implications for businesses, providing innovative and strategic solutions to ensure they are able to gain the most advantageous permission in line with their intentions and circumstances.

What people say about Alfreda

    "It has been absolutely great working with Alfreda, we appreciate her detailed advice, being available at any time whenever needed".

    The Legal 500

    "Nothing is too much trouble for Alfreda, she goes above and beyond to ensure that we get the best service".

    The Legal 500

    "Alfreda brings an exceptional personal relationship to her clients".

    The Legal 500

    "Alfreda’s knowledge of the complexities of immigration law is exceptional and far-reaching".

    The Legal 500

    Experience and qualifications

    • Qualified in South Africa as an Attorney June 1999
    • Qualified in UK as a Solicitor July 2005
    • Experience and specialism in UK Immigration since 2001


    • Immigration Law Practitioners Association (ILPA)


    • English
    • Afrikaans

    Areas of Expertise

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