Helping your business to stay competitive – and compliant.
Being able to recruit from overseas is a business-critical issue for many employers who need to ensure that their workforce has the necessary skills, experience and depth of resource.
However, business immigration law is a complex and constantly changing area. It can be difficult for employers and HR professionals to keep up to date with the rules, irrespective of the uncertainty surrounding the UK's departure from the EU and a post-Brexit immigration policy
Our business immigration specialists advise employers across many sectors, from multinational to educational establishments and technology start-ups. We also work with entrepreneurs, investors and high net worth individuals.
Whatever your situation, we'll aim to make your life easier by giving you clear, practical advice tailored to your needs. We can advise on every aspect of business immigration, including:
- Applying for a sponsor licence/ responding to revocation notices from UKVI
- Compliance and advice on sponsor duties
- Tier 2 of the points-based system (sponsorship of skilled workers)
- Tier 5 of the points-based system (temporary workers)
- Preventing illegal working and challenging civil penalties
- Business visitors
- Tier 1 (entrepreneur) and Tier 1 (investor) visas
- Global mobility
All our immigration specialists are employment lawyers, meaning we can advise seamlessly on the immigration and employment law issues arising from any matter.
Complying with sponsor duties is vital for employers with a sponsor licence, especially if you rely on recruiting migrant workers to fill skills shortages. Breaching sponsor duties or immigration rules can lead to serious financial, operational and reputational risks. The ultimate sanctions include revocation of the licence by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI), as well as civil and criminal penalties. We can keep you on track with our fixed-price mock compliance visits to ensure you comply.
All employers are obliged to carry out right to work checks – and a failure to do so could lead to criminal and civil liabilities. We can help you to identify any areas of risk with our fixed price right to work audits.