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, operating from our offices across London, Cardiff, Oxford, Belfast, Dublin and Hong Kong. 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.
Managing an International Workforce conference - Fully booked16 June 2022
Lewis Silkin’s Managing an International Workforce conference provides a long-awaited (and in-person) opportunity to catch up with your peers, hear the latest from employment lawyers from around the world and find out what’s on the international employment law horizon.
UK immigration provisions for Ukrainian citizens19 May 2022
This guide summarises the main immigration provisions the UK government has put in place for Ukrainian citizens and their family members who have been impacted by the invasion of Ukraine. It covers the options both for individuals who intend to enter the UK and those who are in the UK already.
Update on UK immigration processing delays13 May 2022
Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February, the Home Office has been increasing its published visa decision waiting times as it prioritises the processing of applications under the Ukraine schemes.
Offering employment to refugees from Ukraine12 May 2022
According to the UNHCR, one of the key contributors to refugee integration is meaningful employment - enabling self-sufficiency and social connections. The Government is now running three immigration schemes for people arriving in the UK from Ukraine, and this week has shed a little more light on how these tie in with access to the labour market.
Five compliance tips for UK Visas and Immigration account holders05 May 2022
Individuals who hold a UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) account need to maintain the details recorded in it. In this article we outline some tips for when to review and update the information to minimise the chance of delays at the border and to ensure access to the account is not disrupted.
Exploring and retaining talent in the Gambling sector04 May 2022
Join Supinder Singh Sian, Partner in our Immigration & Global Mobility for an update on the Gambling sector is tackling the challenge of retaining a talented workforce.
Important update on Home Office sponsor licence compliance activities03 May 2022
The Home Office has recently launched an initiative for contacting work route sponsors where their records indicate that sponsor licence system (SMS) users have not accessed the system for 12 months. To minimise the risk of potential compliance action, sponsors should take the opportunity to review their key personnel details and how they manage reporting on their sponsor licence.
An insight to what's happening in immigration law 202228 April 2022
Immigration law changes continue at a pace during 2022 and employers need to be aware of key recent and upcoming developments.