Awards

Immigration: High net worth

Immigration: High net worth

Jessica Yu Partner

Jessica provides specialist UK immigration and nationality advice to a range of clients, including high-net-worth individuals and corporates.
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For private clients, Jessica regularly advises on the Investor, Innovator and Global Talent categories. She also advises on complex family and personal matters involving relocation to the UK, Indefinite Leave to Remain (also known as Permanent Residence or Settlement) and British citizenship. For EEA nationals, this involves advising on the EU Settlement Scheme and their UK immigration permission post-Brexit.

Jessica also supports corporate clients with the sponsor licence process and subsequent sponsorship of skilled workers. She also advises UK businesses to help ensure that they are compliant with their sponsor licence duties and responsibilities and the law in relation to the prevention of illegal working.

Jessica is ranked by the Chambers and Partners HNW guide, in the category 'Immigration: High Net Worth Individuals'. She is also recognised by the Legal 500 for her immigration expertise, and is named in the 2024 Private Client Global Elite. Jessica is The Law Society Council Member for the Immigration constituency and is a member of The Law Society's Immigration Committee group. She is also a member of the Home Office Business Advisory Group and Immigration Law Practitioners' Association (ILPA).

"Jessica Yu provides a standout service. She empathises with her clients, assimilates their requirements and translates to a clear legal path. She communicated frequently and clearly throughout our engagement and returned our confidence to get to an outcome which we thought was not possible. Would work with her again and again.”

The Legal 500 UK 2023

Awards

Immigration: High net worth

Immigration: High net worth

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