Immigration plays a key role in a world of increasing global mobility. The ability to move seamlessly across countries is of paramount importance to individuals, families and businesses alike.
We understand that the decision to relocate, whether for families or businesses, is never taken lightly and that the process of relocation can be stressful. This is only compounded by the UK’s ever-changing legal framework around immigration. We therefore strive to facilitate a smooth and stress-free immigration process for our clients.
We work closely with our clients, their family offices, our colleagues, and a wealth of international advisers across various jurisdictions to understand our clients’ full needs and circumstances. We arrive at practical and bespoke solutions, putting in place comprehensive and coordinated immigration strategies which take into account a wide range of considerations, such as tax planning and children’s educational needs.
Drawing on our wide-ranging expertise, we manage complex cases which often fall outside the scope of the immigration rules, or where previous visa non-compliance or refusals have left clients in difficult situations. Our team has many years’ experience working with the Home Office, achieving excellent outcomes for clients previously facing immigration difficulties. Where we need to, we act for clients in judicial review applications, administrative reviews and appeals.
High net worth individuals and their families come to us for strategic advice and an overview of the most suitable immigration routes available to them. This often involves investor visas, spouse visas, student visas for their children, and visas for relatives either wishing to visit or permanently settle in the UK.
Where people have lived in the UK for several years, we are able to assist with applications for permanent residence, indefinite leave to remain and citizenship applications.
Overseas businesses come to us looking to obtain working visas for their senior executives, as do entrepreneurs looking to expand their businesses in the UK. Similarly, we act as trusted advisers to UK employers on everything from sponsorship licence applications and securing visas for talent shortages, domestic workers, and temporary staff.
We recognise that Brexit is a source of concern for many people and companies both in the UK and overseas. We have been advising individuals and organisations on their options in preparation for the UK leaving the EU. This includes applications for EU nationals and their family members at all stages of their immigration process, starting from pre-arrival visas to permanent residence and British citizenship applications. We often assist our clients with planning around the potential consequences of Brexit.