In brief: First woman immigration chair at IBA

The International Bar Association has appointed the first woman chair to its migration and nationality committee in the shape of 36-year old Julia Onslow-Cole, of Cameron Markby Hewitt. The committee consists of about 400 immigration lawyers from around the world who meet at seminars two or three times a year. The next gathering is in Berlin later this year. Onslow-Cole's tenure of office will run two years, commencing from the end of the Berlin meeting. She is regarded as a leading practitioner in her specialist field of executive immigration, which involves obtaining residency rights for foreign investors and businessmen seeking a base in the UK. She has been a partner at Camerons since 1991.