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Ben Maitland

Ben MaitlandManaging Associate

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I practice exclusively in immigration law and advise a wide variety of commercial enterprises and private individuals.

I joined Lewis Silkin in July 2012 and I am a Managing Associate. I trained and qualified at Bates, Wells & Braithwaite before moving to Lewis Silkin.

I qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales in 2006 after completing the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice and Legal Practice Course at the University of Westminster. I am a member of the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association.

I was brought up in the UK and South Africa and then lived in France, Japan and Australia. I spent 10 years as a market research specialist before going in to law.

Immigration and global mobility

I advise on both private and commercial immigration matters. My work includes domestic and European law, with a special emphasis on operating under the Points Based System, either as an employee or an employer. I have conducted administrative review, appeals and judicial reviews for private individuals and have a wealth of experience conducting human rights, settlement and family applications.

Professional services

I represent a number of law firms and clients in the professional services sector and have conducted numerous training sessions focused on this arena. As a result I have a wealth of experience advising professional clients and am very familiar with the specific immigration issues affecting our clients in professional service sector.

Awards and recognition

  • Legal 500 2018: ‘extremely knowledgeable and personable, and clients really warm to his style of advice’
  • Legal 500 2018 - Senior associate Ben Maitland ‘exudes a calming reassurance’ and ‘explains complex immigration rules in layman’s terms’.
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