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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
  • Sponsor licences
  • Advice when applications are refused, 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 sponsor 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.  

Immigration Seminars

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

Jane Biddlecombe

T: 023 8048 2374
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Charlotte Farrell

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Tabytha Cunningham

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The advice received from Paris Smith in respect of immigration matters has been extremely valuable, in particular with the support provided from the team around Tier 2 Sponsorships which was a subject that, as a business, we had little exposure to at the time we were required to apply for this licence. Jane and the team have always provided sound and detailed advice in respect of immigration matters that has ultimately led to issues being resolved in a timely and efficient manner for us as a business.

- Sam Ginger, HR Manager

Millbrook Healthcare Ltd

We recently engaged Paris Smith to assist us to obtain a Sponsor Licence and subsequent Tier 2 visas required for our staff members to relocate from our China office to our recently opened UK office. Throughout the process we found the service provided by Jane to be timely, detailed and concise with checks, explanations and cross checks carried out at all stages. The end result was a successful application which led to the Tier 2 visas being issued on time, which from a company owner’s point of view was a fantastic result. We also came in around 12% under the allotted budget for the process which has added to our overall satisfaction with the service and advice provided.

- Chris Anderson, Managing Director

Sunvast International

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