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Immigration – Business

The rules in relation to business immigration are constantly changing. It is therefore vitally important that you get up-to-date legal advice whenever you are considering business immigration issues.

Paris Smith has an experienced team of immigration lawyers to guide you through this complex area.

  • Are you confused about what information you need to gather and keep in relation to ‘right to work’ checks?
  • Are you struggling to find candidates to fulfil roles in the UK? Do you want to employ a skilled migrant from outside of the EU?
  • Do you have employees who are EU nationals? Are you concerned about the implications of Brexit on their right to remain in the UK and work for you?

Main areas of practice

  • Right to work checks and compliance issues
  • Sponsorship licences
  • Advice when applications are refused – case working error, re-application, administrative review and/or appeal
  • Brexit issues – keeping you up to date and preparing your business for the future
  • Advice on the Points Based System in relation to:
    • Tier 2 (General) – employing highly skilled workers from outside the EU, including the requirements of the Resident Labour Market Test
    • Tier 2 (ICT) – transferring workers from an overseas office into your UK office
    • Tier 4 – students
    • Tier 5 – temporary workers within various defined categories

Recent experiences

Examples of recent ways in which our immigration lawyers have successfully helped businesses include:

  • advising a business on the process of obtaining a sponsorship licence and certificates of sponsorship;
  • guiding a business through the process of employing a skilled migrant from outside the EU (Tier 2). This included identifying the relevant SOC code for the role and advising on the requirements of the Resident Labour Market Test (including getting the job advert wording right and advertising the role in the correct places);
  • advising on the requirements of a Tier 2 (ICT) application;
  • advising a business on Tier 5 (Temporary Worker) categories.  


At Paris Smith, our immigration experts provide regular seminars on immigration issues and quarterly newsletters so that you can remain ahead of the game in this rapidly changing area of law.

Southampton Contact

Jane Biddlecombe

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