Our management team

DavidsonMorris is a modern legal services provider that specialises in providing high quality immigration legal advice to both businesses and individuals.

Our management team is responsible for the effective operation and future strategy of the firm, aligned to our vision and culture.

Led by founder and Managing Director Anne Morris, the team brings together experts from across the firm to collaborate and ensure the successful delivery of key business priorities, including service line development and client management, to drive sustainable growth and enhance stakeholder value.​​

Anne Morris
Managing Director

Anne has over 25 years’ experience in immigration law. Having started her career at the Home Office representing the Secretary of State on immigration matters, she worked at two private practice immigration firms before establishing DavidsonMorris in 2005.

Anne’s experience encompasses all aspects of UK immigration law, from advising multinationals on global mobility strategy and supporting immigration policies, to supporting globally-mobile individuals such as foreign investors, entrepreneurs, high net worth individuals and senior executives and their families with options for entry and settlement in the UK.

Anne is a regular media contributor and commentator on UK immigration matters, in particular relating to Brexit and UK economic migration. In June 2019, she featured in the BBC documentary ‘Who Should Get to Stay in the UK’ as a business immigration specialist. Click here for media enquiries.

Anne is recommended by the Legal 500 UK for immigration law.

Jemima Johnstone
Head of Sponsor Licences

Jemima has been working for DavidsonMorris since 2008. She leads DavidsonMorris’ sponsor licence function, and specialises in advising employers of all size and from a broad range of sectors on all aspects of the sponsorship licence application process, renewals, suspensions and revocations.

Jemima is recommended by the Legal 500 UK for immigration law.

Elizabeth Cody
Senior Account Manager

Liz has been a Client Account Manager for DavidsonMorris since 2007. Liz has wide experience of the external sector environment and the internal challenges faced by multi-national Global 2000 organisations.

Liz has detailed knowledge of immigration law and facilitating the legal right to work in the UK for overseas employees, in particular the employment of new hires and the transfer of existing staff from overseas entities under the Points-Based System.

Adam Hoefel
Senior Account Manager

Adam specialises in both the UK Tier 1 and Tier 2 visa schemes. He has developed a specialist practice challenging refused Tier 1 entrepreneur applications, and provides advice on all aspects of long-term immigration planning for individual clients including complicated Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) and British naturalisation applications.

Working closely with Tier 1 clients’ other professional advisers – accountants, bankers etc – Adam advises on the requirements under the Tier 1 route which must be met during the course of the visa stay.

Adam works on behalf of HNW clients from across the globe – including the Middle East, China, Turkey and most recently South Africa – to support on their UK immigration requirements.