Deloitte has boosted its Immigration Practice in the UK with the appointment of former PwC Partner Jurga McCluskey. At Deloitte, McCluskey takes on the role of Partner and Head of the Immigration Services Group, a practice the firm aims at doubling in the coming years as demand for immigration advice grows with companies increasingly operating beyond country borders.
Jurga McCluskey joins Deloitte with extensive experience in advising corporate multinationals on immigration corporate governance and compliance audits. She most recently gained this experience during her 5-year spell at counterpart PwC, where she joined in 2010 as Senior Manager, after which she was named Partner in 2013, while fulfilling the role of Head of Private Clients. Prior to joining PwC, McCluskey worked four years for global immigration law firm Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy.
McCluskey holds an International Law Master’s degree from the University of Sussex.
The appointment of McCluskey is in line with Deloitte’s ambition to double the size of the immigration practice in the next two years. “This is an area of focus for businesses wanting to get it right and they need access to skills not otherwise available. Immigration policy needs to be simplified and have broad appeal to employers, and those legitimately coming to work or study here. Companies increasingly operate in a borderless way and there is a huge demand for immigration advice as companies need to mobilise their workforce at a moment’s notice,” explains Matt Ellis, UK Leader of Deloitte’s Global Employer Services Practice.
Ellis continues: “We are delighted to have Jurga on board. She is well known and highly respected by the industry. Jurga has significant experience in working with blue-chip corporate clients, leading global teams, and providing both strategic corporate advice to multinational companies.” McCluskey adds: “I am delighted to be joining Deloitte and building on an already successful business. I look forward to advising Deloitte’s clients on how to combine immigration compliance with their business needs in the most efficient way.”