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Claire D. Nilson has been working in the field of US immigration law since 2002. She is licensed as a lawyer in three jurisdictions, being a US Attorney (admitted to the New York Bar); a UK Solicitor (non-practising) and an Attorney, Trinidad & Tobago. Claire graduated from De Montfort University, England with a Bachelor of Law with German and spent part of her degree studying at the University of Mainz, Germany, where she became proficient in the language. Following a number of years practising in New York, Claire was a solo practitioner in Trinidad & Tobago before relocating to the UK in 2011 and joining the London office of ASG Immigration. Claire is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), the Law Society of England & Wales and the Law Association of Trinidad & Tobago, and has frequently written and lectured on immigration law issues.




Languages spoken: English, German

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%



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    I have worked with Claire professionally since 2002. She is well-respected by her peers in the immigration bar as a law lecturer, published author, and speaker. Claire approaches legal problems with a positive attitude and is solution oriented.


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Contact info

ASG Immigration Limited

107-109 Great Portland Street
London, W1W 6QG


NYCurrently registered 200407/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Listing: selected by Attorney peersInternational Who's Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers2012
Listing: selected by Attorney peersInternational Who's Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate (Immigration Attorney)ASG Immigration Limited, London, UK2011 - Present
Attorney (sole practitioner)Nilson Legal, Trinidad & Tobago2009 - 2010
Part-time Law LecturerAcademy of Tertiary Studies, Trinidad & Tobago2008 - 2010
In-Service (foreign-qualified lawyer)JD Sellier & Co, Trinidad & Tobago2008 - 2009
Associate (Immigration Attorney)Siskind Susser Bland, New York, USA2007 - 2008
Associate (Immigration Attorney)Satterlee Stephens Burke & Burke, New York, USA2004 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Society of English and American LawyersMember2012 - Present
American Women Lawyers in LondonMember2011 - Present
Law Association of Trinidad & TobagoAttorney2009 - Present
Law Society of England & WalesSolicitor (non-practising)2006 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationAttorney Member2004 - Present
UKWC (UK Womens Club of Trinidad & Tobago)Vice President / Member2008 - 2010
Publication nameTitleDate
AILAEstablishing and Managing a Global Migration Practice2012
The Consular Posts BookAuthored two chapters: Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago2009
The Guardian (national newspaper, Trinidad & Tobago)Three-part article series about U.S. visa applications2009
DissertationA Comparison between English and German Law on Breach of Contract2000
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Hugh Wooding Law SchoolN/ALEC (Legal Education Certificate)2009
De Montfort Law SchoolN/ALL.B - Bachelor of Laws2000
Johannes Gutenberg University of MainzN/AErasmus International Exchange Program1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
ILW Teleconference Series entitled Consular Processing for ExpertsWaivers and Review in Consular Processing2012
AILA Global Forum in Nashville, USAEstablishing and Managing a Global Migration Practice2012
HR & Employment Forum Breakfast Briefing held by British American Business, London, UKInternational Relocation: Challenges Facing Transatlantic Business2011