Julia Onslow-Cole

Partner, Head of Global Immigration and Legal Markets Leader, PwC



Julia Onslow-Cole is a Partner, Legal Markets Leader and Head of Global Immigration at PwC. In March 2017 Julia was appointed to the Global Leadership Team for PwC’s worldwide legal practice covering all lines of service.

Julia is a key expert in PwC’s Brexit Taskforce and was appointed to the Mayor of London’s Brexit Advisory Group. She has represented business at the Prime Minister’s immigration stock take meeting and acted as an adviser to the Home Office on business, investment and growth. She has been liaising with Government and Business on immigration outcomes subsequent to the EU Referendum. Julia is co signatory of the groundbreaking PwC / London First report on the impact of migrant workers in London released in March 2017 and a co signatory of the report on Regional Visas by PwC commissioned by the City of London Corporation.

Julia is Chair of London First’s Working Party on Immigration and sits on the Advisory Board of Migration Matters Trust.

Julia is responsible for clients and markets within the Legal network and leads the largest global immigration network of its kind, with more than 1500 experts in PwC offices in over 154 countries. Supported by a first -class multinational team of immigration, global mobility, tax and employment experts, Julia understands the issues clients face in an increasingly complex geopolitical landscape; she was the leader of the unique crisis management services that PwC rendered during the Arab Spring and Algeria hostage crisis. She regularly speaks at conferences across the globe on the impact of the refugee crisis including, most recently, speaking with Kofi Annan in Monaco. Julia also chaired the first of a series of meetings organised by The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHCR) and Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on refugee employment on which she spoke at the United Nations meetings in New York. She is a member of the Chatham House Refugee Forum.