Immigration & Global Mobility
Today’s workforce is increasingly international, with companies competing for talent on a global scale.
It is more critical than ever to mobilise the skills and knowledge bases of the modern workforce across borders in order to reconfigure operations, respond to shifting demand or to enter new markets.
As businesses look to strategically deploy and secure talent, getting immigration right is a critical, but complex, process. Expert advice that can smooth the transition is vital. Our specialist approach minimises the risk of avoidable problems which can slow progress and provides fast turnaround solutions to any unexpected issues that arise.
From relocations for senior executives or even entire teams to high net worth individuals or high-profile celebrities or athletes – and their families – relocating on a temporary or permanent basis, we provide a truly personal, end-to-end service. Knowing how time-sensitive and stressful the process can be, we have the expertise to hit the ground running and minimise the impact on your business and the lives of the people involved.
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- Lewis Silkin LLP has ‘a very unstuffy, strong immigration team which excels in personal and corporate cases’ and advises clients across the legal, sports, fashion, media and entertainment, automotive and manufacturing industries. (Legal 500 2017)
- High-quality team with a distinguished business immigration offering. Extensive inbound investment and PBS experience, frequently advising international businesses from a variety of sectors including finance and law. The department is particularly noted for its expertise advising on sports-related immigration work. (Chambers 2017)
- "They are real partners, giving us not just legal advice but also supporting our wider business needs." (Chambers 2016)
- "They were very responsive and efficient, and I always felt they were there when I needed to speak to them." (Chambers 2015)
What’s happening in immigration law - Reading07 November 2017
As ever, there is much to discuss in the world of immigration law - including significant changes to Tier 2, the introduction of the immigration skills charge and the abolition of some of the Tier 2 ICT categories.
Shifting World Dynamics and the Evolving Workplace: Global labour law conference - 6 October 201706 October 2017
Hosted by Ius Laboris, the leading international employment law alliance, in collaboration with the British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, which will bring together experts in labour law from Europe and Asia to share their views on how recent shifts in world political dynamics will impact on the workplace and how to manage flexible work arrangements and stress in your business.
Brexit: from a slow drip to a full-on leak27 September 2017
On 5 September 2017, the Home Office Post-Brexit Immigration Document was leaked to the public. The document – the exact publication date of which we do not know – provides a screenshot of government policy towards EU nationals and their non-EU family members. The document talks about how those individuals will be affected at three separate stages: (1) those in the UK ‘before exit’, (2) those who come to the UK during the ‘implementation phase’, and (3) those who arrive ‘after the implementation period’.
Court of Appeal orders Hong Kong’s Immigration Department to accommodate same-sex partners as dependants26 September 2017
In a unanimous decision made on 25 September, the Court of Appeal ruled that the Immigration Department’s refusal to issue a dependant visa to the lesbian civil partner of a British expat was not rational.
Busting Brexit25 September 2017
At the Shifting World Dynamics and the Evolving Workplace: Global labour law conference which will be held in Hong Kong on 6th October, James Davies from Lewis Silkin will be speaking on Busting Brexit myths in our first session.
Illegal working penalties released; name, shame and make them pay25 September 2017
The ONS has released the illegal working civil penalties data for the first quarter of 2017. The revenue raised was £5,900,000, prior to any adjustment following objections to the penalties. Given the population difference, it is not surprising that London and the South East had the highest number of penalties applied and illegal workers found but there were still large numbers issues in the Midlands and North West as well.
Gimme 522 September 2017
A series of five hints, tips and thoughts to help keep your sponsor licence healthy.