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.
Brexit and immigration – key steps to help you and your EU workforce prepare
From late 2018, EU nationals already in the UK will have to register and apply for settled status if they have been in the UK for five years. The Government also intends to end free movement of workers from the EU by 2021. Here are some points that every UK employer of overseas nationals ought to be aware to proactively manage these issues and protect your business.
As we learn more about the challenges ahead for our clients, contacts and their industries, we will add to this series of updates.
- “The team is knowledgeable and proactive in providing legislative updates.” (Chambers 2018)
- 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)
HR Academy - November 201812 November 2018
This course runs over two days - 12 & 13 November 2018. Do you wish you had more time to focus on developments in employment law? Do you want to refresh your knowledge in core areas, or enhance the skills of members of your team? Would you like to learn in a practical way from specialist employment lawyers and your fellow HR professionals?
HR Academy - September 201810 September 2018
Do you wish you had more time to focus on developments in employment law? Do you want to refresh your knowledge in core areas, or enhance the skills of members of your team? Would you like to learn in a practical way from specialist employment lawyers and your fellow HR professionals?
Naomi Hanrahan-Soar comments for LexisNexis: EU settled status scheme—what will happen to those who ‘fall between the cracks’?18 July 2018
Naomi Hanrahan-Soar comments for a LexisNexis article, which discusses what will happen to the EU citizens who lose their legal status due to the new EU settled status scheme, and how the government should address this aspect of the scheme.
Free trade and controlling free movement - can the UK and the EU square the circle (18 months on)?05 July 2018
The Brexit rollercoaster continues to rattle along as we hurtle towards 29 March 2019, the projected date for the UK to leave the EU.
Hong Kong’s Court of Final Appeal rules in favour of allowing same sex married couples to submit dependant visa applications04 July 2018
Following the unanimous decision of the Court of Appeal on 25 September 2017, Hong Kong’s Court of Final Appeal today ruled in favour of QT the lesbian civil partner of a British expat who challenged the Director of Immigration’s decision not to grant dependant visas to same sex married couples.
Roll on 06 July 2018...03 July 2018
On 6 July 2018, transitional provisions will come into force, once again changing the way in which the Home Office calculates continuous residence in the UK for indefinite leave to remain (ILR) applications.
Joanna Hunt writes for Free Movement: An NHS exemption will help, but the Tier 2 visa cap should go26 June 2018
In an article for Free Movement, Joanna Hunt discuss the Home Office announcement that doctors and nurses will no longer be counted towards the cap on Tier 2 visas.
Naomi Hanrahan-Soar comments for LexisNexis: New start-up visa could mark ‘shift towards more positive immigration policy’15 June 2018
In an article for LexisNexis, Naomi Hanrahan-Soar discusses the implications of the new visa routes announced by The Home Secretary, adding that it will hopefully ‘mark a shift toward more positive immigration news and policy’.