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Mona Chawla

Clarus Law Group

Location London, UK


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About Mona

Ms. Chawla started her career at the largest immigration law firm in the world, Fragomen. She has worked at large and mid-sized firms in Chicago, NYC, and London. In 2004, she set up her own niche immigration practice in London. Ms. Chawla is frequently called upon by established universities, consulates, and companies to give talks on the current immigration trends within London and abroad. Ms. Chawla has been published in the New York Law Journal and various trade magazines on immigration matters. She is regularly published in the Economic Times of India and has been featured in Success Magazine as 'Law's 10 most powerful Asians.' Ms. Chawla is listed in the industry's highly regarded publication, as Who's Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers.

Born in New Delhi, India, Ms. Chawla has lived in several cities across the globe. As a member of the New York Bar and Law Society of England & Wales, Ms. Chawla is admitted to practice law both in the United States and United Kingdom. Ms. Chawla is also a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, International Bar Association, and British American Business Council.

In her spare time, she enjoys yoga, reading, nature retreats, and volunteering.

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About their firm

Clarus Law Group (previously known as "Optimus Law") has been established in London since 2004. We have an affiliate company based in Chicago, USA. Our practice concentrates on all aspects of business & family immigration. Our clients tend to be both individuals and businesses, including start-ups, intra-company transferees, skilled professionals, multi-national companies, entrepreneurs, and investors seeking immigration and relocation advice. We provide guidance on all immigration matters, including setting up new offices and investments, as well as immigration planning for key staff to be relocated to the United Kingdom and the United States. We also assist individuals with settlement applications based on family/spousal relationships.

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by Saritha on 1 Jun, 2017

Mona has been great since the beginning and was responsive and was giving realistic advice through out. She supported us and guided us through out the journey. I will recommend her as she provides great service.

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by Lara on 16 Apr, 2017

Fantastic service, easily contactable, and questions were always dealt with efficiently.

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by Rachel on 16 Apr, 2017

Mona knows her stuff. Her fees are also reasonable for a seasoned professional licensed to practice both the in the US and UK. Will definitely hire again!

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by William on 16 Apr, 2017

Mona has an impressive background so we scheduled a consultation with her to help us with our move to London work for a British company. Her guidance was first rate and she even touched on issues that we had not considered. In the end, we were both approved for our visas. Thanks again!

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by Naomi on 16 Apr, 2017

I have lived in both the US and UK and had immigration issues to sort out in both countries. Mona Chawla proved to be the best lawyer I could possibly find. She is knowledgeable, has tremendous experience, and was encouraging and courteous. She put all my worries and fears at rest and gave me advice that has saved me money and given me the option to maintain my status in both places. Very happy client! Will recommend her!

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by Ava on 16 Apr, 2017

I applied for a UK skilled visa on my own twice and was feeling hopeless. Then I decided to hire Ms. Chawla’s firm. They spent considerable time on my case and finally got a successful outcome. I am so grateful for their extra time and help and Mona did not even charge me any extra legal fees. I am delighted to fulfill my dream of moving to the UK.

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by Martin on 19 Dec, 2016

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by Spencer on 7 Jun, 2016

Ms. Chawla has handled all our immigration requirements with personalised care and expert knowledge. Our situation was highly complex but Ms. Chawla's advice was creative and technically sound, leading us to a successful outcome. She has tremendous expertise in both the US and UK markets in the context of setting up new ventures and their immigration consequences. Will certainly recommend her to my colleagues.

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by Karen on 6 Jun, 2016

Ms. Chawla has been dealing with our immigration processing since 2009. We are based in the UK and have a few offices in the US. We regularly require employees to be sent to the US and have also hired American nationals to work in the UK. We delegate all our visa applications, including H, L, E visas as well as Tier 1 and Tier 2 sponsored work applications to Ms. Chawla’s law firm. Will continue to rely on her guidance and will also continue to refer her.

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by Samantha on 4 Jun, 2016

I am pleased to provide a review for Ms. Chawla’s services. She is by far the best immigration lawyer we have had. Our family has moved across several countries in the past years through work and personal reasons and so we have been through this process before. But Ms. Chawla was more capable and thorough in the process than others we have hired. Also, I found her writing and research skills were far more superior. We received our visas by our desired timelines.