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Julia Onslow-Cole

Julia is a Partner at Fragomen focusing on Global Government Strategies and Compliance. She divides her time between Fragomen’s London and Dubai offices and supports clients worldwide to optimise global mobility strategies, enhance compliance and leverage best practice in all critical immigration related policies including crisis management. In addition, Julia advises private clients on complex international migration solutions.

Before joining Fragomen, Julia was a Partner, Legal Markets Leader and Head of Global Immigration at PwC leading complex multi-jurisdictional client engagements and providing strategic global immigration advice. Julia has advised several governments on major projects encompassing visa processing systems, residency legislation, communications and citizenship by investment programmes. Julia liaised with the UK government and business on Brexit and has given expert evidence at the European Parliament. She has also represented business at the UK Prime Minister’s immigration stock take meeting and was a formal advisor to the Home Office on business, investment and growth. She continues to participate in stakeholder engagement with the UK government and liaises closely with governments in the Middle East.

Julia was recognised in the area of immigration law in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom™. She was also named a 2023 “Lawyer of the Year” for London immigration law.

In 2022, Julia was recognised as a Top Recommended Immigration Lawyer for high-net-worth (HNW) individuals by Spear's on its 2022 Legal Index and appointed Deputy Chair of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Julia was also appointed to the Board of Directors of the Dubai International Chamber, an appointment approved by the ruler of Dubai, HH Sheikh Mohammed. In addition Julia sits on the board of the Permits Foundation and the board of Labor Mobility Partnerships.

Julia is the Chair of the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute Charitable Trust and is on the board of Breaking Barriers. 

In 2021, Julia was presented with the Outstanding Contribution to Global Mobility Award by the Forum for Expatriate Management. In 2022 Julia joined the Advisory Board of The Global Mobility Executive.

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