Immigration law is constantly changing and developing, making it a challenging area for both individuals and businesses. We understand the importance of staying abreast of the continual changes and evolving legislation.
Our immigration team have years of experience in advising high-net worth individuals, their families and businesses on all aspects of immigration. Our expertise is to provide a personalised ‘hand holding’ service and to resolve complex matters in an efficient and straight-forward manner, particularly those involving unusual and urgent situations as well as problematic matters that require exceptional and discretionary treatment.
More information about the areas on which we advise is set out below:
We provide a pragmatic and tailored approach.
We act for a wide range of clients from every part of the globe – household names and other prominent individuals, international families, ultra-high net worth and high net worth individuals, professionals and business people, and stars recognised in the global entertainment industry.
We also work alongside other advisors, family offices and wealth managers.
Our clients do not fit neatly into boxes, and our service is aimed at providing long term strategic advice and taking a forward thinking approach. We provide bespoke solutions which are often time sensitive. We are able to advise on the most expeditious solutions including fast track and VIP applications.
We provide advice and assistance on the full range of UK immigration categories which include:
- Global talent
- Skilled workers
- Representatives of overseas business
- Family immigration – for partners, children including adoption and surrogacy and other relatives
- EU Settlement Scheme
- Domestic staff
- Indefinite Leave to Remain (Settlement) and British Citizenship
- Appeals – we are able to advise clients on a broad range of appeals to the First Tier Tribunal, Upper Tribunal and also Judicial Review applications
- Strategic immigration advice
- Complex international protection matters including political asylum, interpol notices, human rights applications and the interplay between extradition and asylum.
We work closely with other teams within the firm to provide a wide ranging service to our clients including Tax and Wealth Planning advice, Property, Corporate, Employment, Family, Dispute Resolution Reputation Protection and Media law.
We provide a fully holistic innovative and integrated service.
We have a breadth of experience in advising high profile individuals who are facing challenging situations across multiple jurisdictions and often require international protection.
We have significant expertise in advising high net worth individuals and their families with regards to complex, politically sensitive protection cases involving political persecution as well as human rights-based applications.
This includes dealing with the suite of issues that may arise from politically motivated persecution.
Our practice encompasses acting in international protection claims involving political persecution, corporate raiding as well as public law and human rights based applications.
Sarah Gogan, who heads our Immigration team, is a recognised expert in dealing with complex international protection and political asylum issues. In particular, Sarah has acted for high profile figures (including political exposed persons, well known business people and their families) in respect of applications for political asylum. She has been in the forefront of significant cases in the asylum field for prominent high-profile individuals.
We work alongside other specialists in respect of interpol red notices and extradition proceedings. We regularly advise clients before extradition proceedings commence.
The interplay between extradition proceedings and claims for international protection is complex. We have an inter-disciplinary approach which ensures that we are well placed to develop strategic solutions to assist and protect clients. Our clients regard us as their trusted advisors and are highly sought-after for extremely sensitive and complex matters.
In order to attract global talent, businesses require knowledge of immigration law to employ overseas nationals in the UK. This complex area has become even more difficult for employers to navigate following the UK’s departure from the EU. International mobility is often an essential part of a client’s business but the legislation is constantly evolving and there are stringent penalties for failures.
We provide bespoke practical and commercial advice to national and international businesses wishing to transfer new employees or existing staff (and their families) to the UK.
We work closely with our Employment team to ensure that we can provide a full and efficient service in the hiring or retaining of talent. This enables us to advise businesses at every stage of the recruitment process, from strategic planning and identifying talent, to assisting with sponsor licence applications and equipping them with the knowledge and support to comply with the various sponsor duties, to drafting the employment contracts and related documents.
We have experience of a diverse range of sectors including the financial services industry, sport, theatre, media, entertainment and technology. We understand the nuances in each industry and tailor our advice accordingly. We also advise start-up businesses or individuals engaging in start-up ventures.
Our services include:
- Brexit advice for employers
- Human resources support and strategy
- Sponsor licence applications
- Sponsor licence management including assigning key personnel and complying with sponsor duties
- Applying for and assigning Certificates of Sponsorship
- Skilled worker applications
- Compliance advice and guidance
- Right to work checks
- TUPE and company restructuring
- Prevention of illegal working
- Indefinite leave to remain (settlement)
- British citizenship applications
- Visiting the UK for business
- Temporary work arrangements
- Employment, Tax and Corporate advice