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 - 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: 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’.
HR Academy - June 201811 June 2018
THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED. 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?
Have your say how you want us to deliver immigration services to individuals!11 June 2018
As one of the leading firms for business immigration, one of our top priorities is understanding the implications of Brexit for EU workers. We now know that the 3 million EU nationals and their family members are going to have to start, later this year, to apply under a new immigration procedure for ‘settled status’. Many of them will not have come into contact with the UK visa system before and may understandably feel they would benefit from legal assistance with the process.
Natasha Hotson writes for People Management - Will the government listen to business on EEA migration?04 June 2018
There are clear signs that the government is open to trying to minimise the impact of a restrictive policy, read below as Natasha Hotson asks, will the government listen to business on EEA migration?
Joanna Hunt writes for HR review - Is the Tier 2 system in crisis?04 June 2018
There is another potential crisis brewing for the Home Office. The last few months has seen a number of developments which expose the failings of the Tier 2 system, the work permit category of the immigration rules. Joanna Hunt asks, is the Tier 2 system in crisis?
GDPR incoming! Some challenges from an immigration perspective24 May 2018
GDPR. Four letters currently dominating the thoughts of every company in Europe. The General Data Protection Regulation comes into force tomorrow, Friday 25 May 2018.
Five in 515 May 2018
A series of five hints, tips and thoughts you should definitely remember as part of your sponsor reporting obligations.