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.
What others say
- 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 - breakfast update27 April 2017
This session is timed to coincide with changes to the UK Immigration Rules that are expected to take effect on 6 April 2017.
Lewis Silkin mentioned in The Times Law Diary24 March 2017
Lewis Silkin's latest immigration update: 'Don’t blink: The Immigration Rules are changing again' has been mentioned in Edward Fennell's Law Diary.
Supporting employees through Brexit23 March 2017
Many UK employers are struggling to understand the potential effects of Brexit on employees who are EEA nationals or family members of EEA nationals.
Don’t blink: The Immigration Rules are changing again17 March 2017
The Home Office published the latest Statement of Changes in the Immigration Rules yesterday, 16 March 2017. The changes take effect on 6 April 2017. We summarise here the changes that will affect you most.
Royal assent paves the way for Brexit16 March 2017
The Queen has this morning signed into law the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill which was passed by MPs and peers on Monday.
Ignorance isn't bliss... especially with illegal working16 March 2017
If you’re considering restructuring the service company which employs most of your staff, and that company holds your sponsorship licence, you may need to apply for a new sponsor licence and transfer your sponsored migrants accordingly.
New order: Blue Monday?08 March 2017
On Monday, 6 March, US President Trump signed a new executive order to replace the executive order he issued on 27 January 2017. The January order incited mass protests and much litigation and was eventually rendered ineffective via a restraining order. The new order revokes and replaces the original order.
New restrictions on European migrants from March28 February 2017
The Prime Minister is expected to trigger Article 50 in March 2017