Immigration

When recruiting international staff, getting immigration requirements right is a critical, hugely complex process. Our team of specialists can help you create the international, mobile workforce you need.

Immigration law is complicated and constantly evolving making it a challenging area to navigate, particularly in the post-Brexit landscape. But it's vital to get right, with serious consequences for organisations that fail to comply.

Whether you are looking to register as a sponsor under the new points based system, facilitate a team relocation, conduct a compliance audit, progress a visa application, or get support in managing your compliance duties, our team of experts can help.

We have built a worldwide network of leading independent law firms, so you get on-the-ground country-specific and international advice to support your global mobility plans.    

Our lawyers

Our specialist immigration lawyers resolve complex mobility issues efficiently using our extensive experience of the immigration system, membership of the Home Office Business Users Forum, and international network of advisers.

Our experience

We have substantial experience advising on a variety of immigration matters:

  • Sponsor licence applications. The end of EU freedom of movement means that EU and non-EU nationals require immigration permission to work in the UK.  We have extensive experience in preparing sponsor licence applications for Skilled Worker and Intra-Company Transfer visas and helping employers navigate the new points-based system.
  • Training for HR teams and managers. We have a range of training packages to suit all requirements.  Whether you are looking for training on the new points-based system, right to work checks, sponsor duties, or the EU Settlement Scheme, our team of experienced trainers can help. 
  • Acting as Level 1 user on the sponsor management system. This means we are able to undertake tasks on behalf of sponsors including assigning certificates of sponsorship, taking away much of the day-to-day work and hassle.
  • Sponsor compliance audits. We have extensive experience in conducting audits and providing strategic advice on how to mitigate compliance failures in preparation for Home Office compliance audits.
  • Visa applications. Whether in connection with establishing a business in the UK, visiting the UK, applying for a Skilled Worker visa, or British citizenship, our team of experts can help.

Our clients

We provides immigration and global mobility support for clients across a range of sectors including:

  • Universities
  • NHS Trusts
  • Research institutes
  • Life sciences
  • Technology start-ups
  • PLCs
  • Scale ups and SMEs
  • Premiership football clubs
  • Charities
  • High net worth individuals

Legal resources you may find useful

Our blog, HR Law Live keeps employers up to date on the latest immigration developments. 

Our Brexit Hub contains resources on the new post-Brexit immigration system, including links to our recent webinars.

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