Business immigration advice for businesses based in the UK or overseas
We provide immigration advice for corporate clients, organisations, education or health providers, offering practical solutions to workforce planning when they need to recruit talents from abroad.
Since the end of the free movement between the United Kingdom and the EU, organisations continue to face unprecedented recruitment issues and must learn to navigate an increasingly complex and ever-changing myriad of immigration rules.
Our immigration team provides a one-stop strategic service combining our expertise of business immigration with our experience of UK employment law.
When appropriate, we also work closely with our corporate team and company secretarial service to offer you a seamless experience.
We tailor our approach to the size of your business or organisation and have a wide-ranging expertise of various sectors including luxury retail, catering, new technologies, health and education.
We always provide a personal, practical approach which enables us to identify the best options for you based on your objectives and implement clear, strategic and cost-effective solutions when your organisation needs to employ or continue to employ overseas staff in the United Kingdom.
In particular, we have invaluable expertise in assisting new and more established EU businesses to employ the workforce they need when they set up a UK subsidiary.
Our specialist immigration team is bi-lingual (French and English).
Immigration and employment law for French Companies
We have advised French companies on the immigration and employment aspects of operating a business in the United Kingdom for 30 years. Our experience and expertise are widely recognised. We can assist new or more established businesses to navigate the legal differences in operating in these two countries.
We also assist on matters involving other jurisdictions through our network of carefully selected international law firms. We are not required to recommend a member of the network. No referral fees are paid.
What we do
We provide a comprehensive range of immigration law services including:
- Sponsor Licence applications – support with applications, renewals and assisting with the compliance obligations organisation have as licence holder.
- Workforce planning advice around the recruitment and retention of non-UK workers from outside the UK - including how to recruit a non-UK national, identity documents, and the right to work check requirements to prevent illegal working.
- Specialist employment and immigration law advice - providing seamless added-value advice on connected HR matters, such as the termination of illegal workers, document checking and recruitment.
- Support with in-country & overseas visa applications under the Points Based System as well as other immigration categories
- Training your key staff who are responsible for ensuring the organisation complies with immigration rules and regulations.
- Reviewing your HR systems, reporting and record keeping duties to support with UKVI compliance visits.
- Supporting you to adhere to the government’s prevention of illegal working requirements.
Financial services provider
Advising a financial services provider on UKVI audit requirements and the urgent renewal of its Licence to Sponsor in order for it to continue to recruit senior executives from the US which were key to the success of the business.
FTSE 100 retailer
Advising a FTSE 100 retailer on a Sponsor Licence application and urgent Tier 2 (General) visa application for an executive director and his dependents - visas were obtained successfully within a month of instruction.
Advising an NHS Trust on the prevention of illegal working and the fair dismissal of an illegal worker, leading to their successfully passing a UKVI audit.
Eligibility for tier 1 exceptional talent visa
Providing significant support to a US actress/producer on her eligibility to apply for a Tier 1 exceptional talent visa.
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