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immigration and employment law

Immigration policy remains firmly at the forefront of political debate given the government’s promise to reduce net skilled migration to the tens of thousands.

Brexit has created uncertainty for businesses and staff in relation to the status of EEA nationals in the future.

For those businesses that need to recruit from outside of the EEA, it can be a struggle to navigate the ambiguous and ever-changing requirements of the points-based system and ensure that onerous obligations to the Home Office are met. Getting it wrong could result in the revocation of a sponsor licence and a ban on recruiting migrant workers.

If businesses do not conduct the correct right to work checks, they risk significant penalties and damage to reputation.

Our experienced immigration team is here to support your business with these issues by providing clear, practical and tailored solutions. As all of our team are specialists in employment law, we can also provide added-value advice on connected HR matters.

For information on Brexit and how it will affect businesses from an immigration perspective, please click here.

We have developed competitively priced products to help navigate the immigration rules and regulations.

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Immigration - application under the Points Based System

Hear from Helen Taylor and Alex Berkshire on the new proposed Immigration system

The Government has published its long awaited proposals for a new immigration system, billed as the biggest change to the immigration system in over 40 years, having wide ranging ramifications for employees looking to recruit both EU and non-EU workers. Helen Taylor and Alex Berkshire detail the proposals and explore the potential impact on UK business.


what we do...

  • Sponsor Licence applications - renewals; revocations; and suspensions.

  • Product innovation -  navigate the immigration rules and regulations via our competitively priced Immigration Checker; one-stop Licence to Sponsor and visa application product; and Level 1 User offering.

  • Specialists in employment law - providing clients with added-value advice on connected HR matters, such as the termination of illegal workers; document checking and recruitment.

  • Advising on in-country and visa applications from abroad under the Points Based System (e.g. skilled workers; intra-company transfers; entrepreneurs; investors; students; sole representatives; charity workers; sportspersons; exceptional talent; and youth mobility).

  • Providing training to those who are responsible for compliance with immigration rules and regulations.

  • Reviewing HR systems and recordkeeping to support with UKVI audits.

  • Advising on other jurisdictions via our network of carefully selected overseas lawyers.

  • Acting as Key Contact, Level 2 User and Level 1 User for the Sponsor Licence.

  • Advising on compliance with the Government’s prevention of illegal working requirements.

  • Advising on alternative routes into the UK, such as business visitor visas; indefinite leave to remain; UK ancestry; and British citizenship.

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HR core offers fixed price access to expert HR professionals, supporting you through the complexities of UK employment law, helping you identify strategic opportunities and minimise your exposure to disruptive and expensive litigation.

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Brexit resources

Q & A: UK’s new immigration system: how will it impact EU Nationals and their employers?

On 31 December 2020, free movement of people will cease to operate in the United Kingdom as a new immigration system will be introduced from 1 January 2021 and the government has provided further details of the new system on 13 July 2020.

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Legal updates

Immigration: further details published

This month has seen Further Details of the UK’s new Points-Based Immigration System published.


Legal updates

Immigration FAQs

The Home Office have a dedicated section of its website for immigration issues related to Covid-19 which included specific information regarding sponsorship.


Legal updates

The impact of the Covid-19 distancing measures on right to work checks

In unprecedented times of self-isolation and social distancing, the Home Office has now published new UK immigration guidance on right to work checks to adjust the rules on manual checking of original documentation and adapt to the new situation.


what our clients say....

Browne Jacobson always provides clear, practical and business focussed advice. I have no hesitation in recommending them not only as immigration specialists, but also for all areas of employment and HR issues

Wendy Shah, HR Manager, Summers Morgan

Helen understands the needs of our business and provides clear, practical and commercial immigration advice to enable us to recruit key strategic hires. We can trust her to provide a service which is value for money and which meets demands, often within tight deadlines. I would have no hesitation in recommending Helen's services to others.

Peter Hearsey, Executive Director, Legal & Property, House of Fraser (Stores) Limited

Browne Jacobson have supported our business through a number of difficult sponsorships and throughout this process their approach to client relationship management has been excellent. Without fail, they have provided a prompt and professional service and I am always confident in the advice that is provided to us as a business.

Aurum Holdings Ltd

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