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.
Six countries added to COVID-19 red list for England26 November 2021
South Africa, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia and Zimbabwe have been added to the COVID-19 travel red list for England from midday GMT on Friday 26 November 2021.
What can we expect from the new Global Business Mobility route?17 November 2021
The Home Office is due to launch the new Global Business Mobility route in Spring 2022. Last month the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) gave recommendations on certain aspects of the route, and these are currently under consideration by the Home Office. In this article we look at what we do (and don’t) know about the likely shape of the new category.
Tier 1 Investor Webinar09 November 2021
The Tier 1 Investor visa is a popular route for individuals who are able to make a substantial financial investment in the UK. However, this route is subject to a number of set criteria which if not correctly considered will lead to significant difficulties for future applications.
Lewis Silkin recognised with top rankings in Chambers UK 2022 for Employment, Media and Entertainment: Advertising and Marketing, and Intellectual Property: Law Firms with Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys21 October 2021
Lewis Silkin’s performance in the sector continues to improve following a strong performance in Legal 500, earning 69 individual and practice rankings – of which 6 are top tier practice rankings and 5 are new entries or improvements.
Home Office confirms important information for EU Settlement Scheme participants19 October 2021
The Home Office has recently made available important information for those who have already been granted immigration permission under the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS), as well those who were resident in the UK by 31 December 2021 and are yet to make a EUSS application, or who have one in process.
Using the International Agreement visa route to sponsor contractual service suppliers12 October 2021
The latest Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules rebrands the T5 International Agreement route as the International Agreement route from 9 am on 11 October 2021. In this article, we look at how the route can be used to bring contractual service suppliers to the UK, and which business scenarios may benefit from it.
Lewis Silkin receives tier 1 ranking in Legal 500 UK 2022 for Employment, M&A and Media and Entertainment01 October 2021
Lewis Silkin continues to receive strong recognition in the latest Legal 500 UK guide released yesterday, earning 67 individual lawyer and practice rankings – of which 7 are top tier practice rankings, 3 were new entries and 7 were improvements on last year.
Carrying out adjusted right to work checks up to 5 April 202227 September 2021
Under the Home Office’s current guidance for right to work checks (RTW), it is possible to conduct a fully compliant initial or follow-up RTW without seeing the individual face-to-face. To cover practical difficulties arising during the COVID-19 pandemic, mainly where the checker cannot easily gain access to original documents required for a manual RTW, the Home Office has instituted a temporary adjusted procedure.