Immigration

Our immigration team advises clients from different sectors on all aspects of business and private immigration law. As part of a wider employment team, we can provide advice that also takes account of, and ensures compliance with, UK employment law.
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Private immigration

Relocating to the UK can be a daunting experience and the immigration requirements do little to alleviate this. Our Immigration team advises clients globally and provides tailored advice and support on all UK visas including investor, work, business and visit visas.

We analyse individual circumstances to provide options and recommendations for the most appropriate routes available. We support our clients and their dependants throughout the application process by providing specialised assistance and representation for their applications. 

We provide ongoing assistance post grant of visas to assist clients and their dependants to apply to remain in the UK, obtain indefinite leave to remain and British Nationality.

We also assist high high-net-worth and ultra-high net worth individuals obtain Tier 1 Investor visas and also explore alternative options such as residency by investment and citizenship by investment schemes available in the EU and Caribbean islands.

Our immigration team works closely with the private wealth tax and real estate teams to provide an enhanced service to ensure that all aspects are covered prior to our clients relocating to the UK.

Business immigration 

Our business immigration team advises clients from different sectors on all aspects of business immigration law.

We understand that political and environmental factors can make managing business immigration challenging. We help our clients to recruit migrant workers and ensure their businesses are fully compliant with immigration rules – from assisting with obtaining and retaining sponsorship licences through to ensuring that sponsoring employers meet their reporting and sponsorship duties and obligations.

We also guide clients through the immigration requirements for sponsoring migrant workers. To ensure a consistent and compliant approach when recruiting and sponsoring migrant workers. We review clients’ current recruitment and HR policies, systems and practices to identify risks and recommend changes. As part of the employment team, we provide immigration advice that takes account of, and ensures compliance with, UK employment law.

We advise on and assist with obtaining:

  • Tier 1 (Investor) visas
  • Global Talent
  • Start up and Innovator visas
  • Sole representative of an overseas business visas
  • Skilled worker visas
  • Visas for family members (Partners/Spouses and Children) of Settled Persons/British nationals
  • Applications under the EU Settlement Scheme.
  • Visit visas
  • Student visas
  • Domestic Worker on Private Household visas
  • Indefinite leave to remain
  • British Nationality (Registration and Naturalisation)
  • British passports

Our pricing for immigration work can be found here.

Tier 1 Investor

We have assisted individuals to apply for Tier 1 investor visas globally, including individuals from the Middle East, Asia and Russia. We advised on the relevant requirements to adequately demonstrate their source of funds for the initial application and advised on the eligible investment options upon the grant of the visa. We advised on the post visa requirements and advised on the expedited routes to indefinite leave to remain.

Sole representative of an overseas business

We have advised senior employees of overseas businesses to obtain visas to set up branch or subsidiary of the overseas business in the UK. Our immigration teams advised on the requirements to obtain the visas and also advised on the process to extend their leave in the UK and also apply for indefinite leave to remain.

Skilled worker 

We regularly advise UK employees to obtain sponsor licences and sponsor Migrants under the skilled worker category; advising on their sponsorship duties and also assist with management their sponsorship management systems. 

EU Settlement Scheme

We have assisted numerous EEA nationals and their family members to obtain pre-settled and settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme. We have assisted individuals apply from inside and outside the UK. 

Lawyer

Anne Pritam Partner

T:  +44 20 7809 2925
M:  +44 7946 647 238 Email Anne | Vcard Office:  London

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