Business Immigration Lawyers
Whether you’re a business looking to recruit personnel from overseas or an individual who wants to move to a new job or invest in the UK, our business immigration lawyers are here to guide you through the complex process of visa application.
Our multi-lingual business immigration solicitors can assist clients in Arabic, Cantonese, English, Farsi, French, Mandarin, Malay, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Ukrainian. Our experience in cross-border matters ensures we have a thorough understanding of the culture and legal systems across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
Highly experienced business immigration lawyers with a dynamic and progressive approach
An in-depth knowledge of the UK Visa and Immigration system combined with real-world commercial insight allows us to provide individuals and businesses with the best possible guidance on immigration matters. With proven expertise and a strong track record, our team of business immigration solicitors find innovative solutions to simplify this often-difficult process and bring you the best outcome, as efficiently as possible. We are recognised in the Legal 500 for our experience in Immigration; in particular advising high-net worth individuals on investor applications and advising individual clients on the entrepreneur visa route. We hold Trusted Referrer Status for an endorsing body, Innovate Britain, equipping us to provide more efficient service for our clients.
We understand that business immigration matters rarely end with the application process, so it is key for us to ensure we develop close working relationships with our clients to understand their holistic needs going forward. To this end, we have dedicated resources to support you with a complete legal offering during your time in the UK, with specialist corporate, real estate, dispute resolution and employment teams to assist you with your wider legal requirements.
You will also have the benefit of our extensive domestic and international network of businesses, investors, entrepreneurs and individuals to assist with your business ventures within the UK and worldwide.
An expert guide through the changing landscape of immigration law
In recent years it has become more difficult for businesses to recruit staff from overseas. The immigration rules for individuals coming to the UK from anywhere outside the European Economic Area (EEA) were tightened up, with many routes closing altogether. Thereafter, Brexit removed EEA nationals’ rights to live and work freely in the UK, and now the same rules that applied to non-EEA nationals will apply to EEA nationals who first enter the UK after 1 July 2021. This has resulted in many businesses applying to become licensed sponsors in order to employ staff from outside the UK.
The Home Office guidance is notoriously difficult to find and follow, and it can be almost impossible for individuals and businesses to navigate the immigration process alone. Add to this the speed at which changes are often made to the immigration rules, and it is easy to see how applications may get refused for avoidable reasons. Applicants are unable to get the considerable application fees refunded if their application fails.
The fact is, though, that we live in an age of increasing globalisation and to find the best talent you often need to look outside the UK. The UK is also an attractive market for overseas investors and entrepreneurs who wish to build new businesses here or invest in existing businesses, as well as a world-renowned place to study. Our business immigration solicitors are here to work alongside you not only to fulfil any immediate need for hiring staff from outside the UK but also to help you prepare for changes within the immigration system more effectively.
To find out how our business immigration lawyers can help you, please send an enquiry.