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Harbottle & Lewis




Immigration Lawyers



London, United Kingdom

Advice type


Wealth planning


Client types




Sector focus

Legal Advisory Services

Artists, Writers and Performers

Financial Services


Sarah Gogan


Spear's Review

With a background in human rights law, Sarah Gogan cites skills such as ‘thinking outside the box, tenacity and plugging away’ as significant aids to her work as an immigration lawyer. Gogan has more than 17 years’ experience of advising HNWs and UHNWs on their immigration needs; she also fulfils a trusted adviser role.

With a clientele including celebrities and industry leaders, Gogan has acted for Hollywood actors, directors and ‘extremely well-known’ business people. ‘These cases are often complex and sensitive,’ says the partner, who takes a ‘fully bespoke and integrated’ approach.

Gogan is adept at wealth planning and luxury asset advice; she has also written for the Times.

Adviser Profile

Despite the coronavirus lockdown, I have been as busy as ever for the past year. My practice is focused on HNW and UHNW individuals – including Hollywood actors, directors and producers as well as high-profile asylum cases – I have been doing ‘far more’ trusted adviser work throughout the period. Once lockdown restrictions were lifted, I was holding socially distanced meetings with clients in central London parks.

I am always thinking about what my clients need and anticipating what the future holds for them.

My clients are ‘time-poor and cash-rich’, so my practice focuses on tailoring applications to clients’ specific needs. I have an interdisciplinary approach which ensures that I am well placed to develop strategic solutions to assist and protect clients. I provide integrated advice, working with other specialists. In addition, I have significant experience in advising high net worth individuals with regards to complex, politically sensitive political asylum cases that range a number of jurisdictions.

I am always particularly concerned with the wellbeing of the wider family and business interests of the client while undertaking complex legal work on their behalf. The role of advisers now is to cut through that complexity and offer clear advice. There is more need than ever to give holistic advice and provide clients with a full solution. I believe that thinking outside the box, tenacity and plugging away are significant aids to my work.

Prior to joining Harbottle & Lewis, I was a lawyer at Ghersons and Mishcon de Reya. After joining Fladgate in 2015 in order to successfully establish a private client immigration team, I joined Harbottle & Lewis LLP as a partner in their private client team in April 2021. Given their stellar reputation in looking after private clients and their entertainment law offering, it is a perfect fit for my client base.

Rank: Top Recommended

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