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Li Xiang

Li XiangAssociate

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I joined Lewis Silkin as a legal assistant in 2014 and qualified into the Immigration department as an Associate.

I joined Lewis Silkin in 2014 as a Legal Assistant and became an Associate in 2016 following completion of a training contract with the firm.

Before joining Lewis Silkin I worked for two years as an OISC-regulated immigration adviser at a Big 4 professional services firm. Prior to that I worked for a magic circle law firm for a year as a corporate law paralegal.

I was brought up in China and studied in Japan before coming to the UK.

Hold a Bachelor of Laws (2004) and a Master of Laws (2006), both awarded by Shimane University, Japan.

I hold a Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course awarded by The College of Law, London in 2010. I qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales in 2016 and am a member of the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association.

I am fluent in Chinese, Japanese and English and advise clients in these three languages. I am member of both the China and Japan desks.   

Immigration

I advise on UK immigration law and provide coordination assistance to clients with global immigration matters/projects. My work includes:

  • Advising on all aspects of the Tiers of the Points-Based System and the and Representative of Overseas Business
  • Assisting clients with obtaining Sponsor Licences
  • Advising clients on meeting their immigration compliance duties and responsibilities
  • Advising and providing training to clients on Brexit and its immigration implications
  • Assisting clients with overturning Sponsor Licence suspensions/revocations
  • Advising clients on applications under European law
  • Assisting clients with global immigration work
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