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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.


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The requirement for some foreign nationals to register with the police has been suspended with effect from at least 4 August 2022. The Home Office has not made an official announcement and the Immigration Rules have not been amended, however affected individuals are being contacted by the Home Office or police services directly.

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03 August 2022

Employment law and immigration law are two distinct areas of law. On occasion, they meet each other and can create headaches for employers. We examine what happens when immigration law collides with discrimination law, unfair dismissal law and TUPE.

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Home Office sets out immigration and border control strategy to 2025

26 July 2022

On 20 July 2022 the Home Office published further details of its strategy to deliver an end-to-end digital immigration system. The planned system transformation will involve a digital process for applying for permission to travel and identity verification for immigration applications, as well as using eVisas to cross the border and demonstrate entitlements within the UK.

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Spain proposes visa for digital nomads

21 July 2022

Spain has long been the favoured holiday destination for many sun-seeking Brits. The proposed introduction of a new digital nomad visa, opening the door to both “working holidays” and longer term relocations, will therefore be welcome news to employees.

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Sponsor licence options for international businesses

19 July 2022

Since the UK Government launched the Global Business Mobility (GBM) routes on 11 April this year, there are more sponsorship options for international businesses to consider. In this article we provide an overview of these and outline some considerations for choosing which licences to apply for.

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19 Lewis Silkin employment lawyers listed in Who's Who Legal 2022

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Lewis Silkin is pleased to announce that 19 lawyers across our employment and immigration team are listed in this year’s edition of Who’s Who Legal 2022.

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This Inbrief looks at how employers can minimise the risk of legal claims when dismissing employees by reason of redundancy. The starting point is making sure that there is a genuine redundancy situation. The crucial thing then is to follow a reasonable procedure, including consulting the affected employees, applying a fair selection process and considering alternative employment. Finally, those dismissed should be given their correct redundancy pay.

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Managing an International Workforce conference - Fully booked

16 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.

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