Business Immigration

A talented and content workforce is the crux to every business, but increasingly complex regulations and the uncertainty of a future Brexit world means it’s harder than ever to recruit the workers you need.

Whether you’re looking to bring in talent from outside of the UK, need advice on overseas employees or are looking to start a new venture in the UK, we will help you to find the best route to bringing your workforce together.

We advise on everything from sponsor licences to British citizenship:

  • Sponsor licences
  • High value migrants (Tier 1)
  • Sponsored skilled workers (Tier 2)
  • Temporary workers (Tier 5)
  • Other applicants – domestic workers, sole representatives of overseas company and representatives of overseas newspapers, news agencies and broadcasting organisations
  • Indefinite leave to remain
  • Applications for British citizenship
  • Switching categories
  • Immigration related employment disputes
  • Business visitors visas
  • Ongoing compliance


We have advised a number of foreign and domestic companies, including:

  • Epi-V
  • Fererro UK
  • Glenmark Pharmaceuticals
  • Panalux
  • Humax
  • Iphase

Case studies

Advised a Pharmaceutical company in relation to the effect of an acquisition on a sponsor license

Advised a large multi-national lighting company on employing non-sponsored migrants and provided advice on general immigration compliance

Advised a tech start up to apply for a Tier 1 (entrepreneur) VISA for the key figure in the business who was in the UK under a Tier 1 graduate entrepreneur VISA

Advising a nationally renowned utilities company in relation to their sponsorship duties and immigration compliance. Continued assistance with their immigration and on-boarding functions and HR functions and procedures to ensure the company remains compliant with all immigration and sponsorship duties.


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