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We advise individuals, companies and organisations on their immigration needs.

Entrepreneurs and investors

Our key specialism in this area is obtaining entry clearance for our investor and entrepreneur clients under Tier 1 of the points-based system and we have an abundance of experience advising clients on all of the legal and practical aspects of the immigration process, from assessing and compiling their applications through to obtaining the relevant permissions for them and their families to come to the UK.

Private banks and financial institutions

We also work closely with private banks and other financial institutions on immigration issues which are relevant to them and their clients (particularly in the context of the Tier 1 “investor visa” regime).  For example, we regularly provide guidance and training on the investment restrictions contained within the UK immigration rules and we have assisted with the formulation of model terms and conditions for investment agreements.

Other immigration advice

In addition, we work with our clients on a range of other immigration issues such as Tier 2 sponsorship licence applications for employers, non-EEA skilled worker visas, entry to the UK for short term business visits to the UK, advising on obtaining indefinite leave to remain and applications for British citizenship.

The group has excellent contacts at the Home Office UK Immigration and Visa Service and an extensive network of professional contacts who are able to assist clients needing advice on emigrating to other countries.

The Team is ‘Very responsive, pragmatic and with a depth of knowledge on complex immigration issues and how to deal with them practically.’

2020 Legal 500

Our Fees

We charge for our services on a time spent basis with reference to hours recorded. Hourly rates range from £210 for a trainee to £640 for a senior partner (excluding VAT and third party expenses). The team (the members of which can be seen on this page) will be selected with a view to ensuring that the work is done on the most cost efficient basis. We tailor our advice to our client’s needs but typical fee estimates for the range of work we do can be seen by clicking the link below.

Immigration fees

Our Thoughts

Investor visa update

Tier 1 (Investor)