Business Immigration

Business Immigration

We understand that recruiting the right people for your business is vitally important and often challenging, with many businesses relying on skills and staff from outside of the UK or Europe.

However, the rules on business immigration and engaging foreign workers are complex and rapidly changing, with severe penalties and reputational issues for those that get it wrong.

We are here to help you navigate this complex area of law and assist you with recruiting the staff you need, whilst remaining on the right side of the law. We offer a friendly service, competitive pricing structures and prompt responses, together with access to a trusted network of immigration barristers and ex-judges.

Help with your business immigration requirements

Our Business Immigration team:

  • Leon Deakin – Partner
  • Charlotte Allery – Solicitor

We offer easy access to our team with direct dial and individual email contact details. You can visit us in any of our offices which are based in Brighton, Gosport, Newbury, Portsmouth and Southampton.

We advise companies and other organisations, such as charities and public authorities, on their immigration obligations. Our specialist advisors are also employment law experts meaning we can provide a joined-up service.

Our specialist barristers are on hand to provide additional advice on complex or highly contentious issues.

The Business Immigration team can help with:

  • Brexit – advising you on Brexit developments and assisting your organisation with Brexit preparations
  • Right to work checks – protecting your business from criminal and civil liability
  • Post-transaction steps – dealing with the workforce post merger or acquisition
  • EEA nationals – navigating the current right of free movement
  • Business visitors – understanding the rules on business activities
  • Points-based system – understanding the following:

– Tier 2 – general (including the Resident Labour Market Test)

– Tier 2 – intra-company transfers (ICT)

– Tier 2 – sponsor licence applications

– Tier 4 – students

– Tier 5 – Youth Mobility Scheme and temporary workers (within certain categories)

For more information and to find out how our business immigration team can help you, please fill in the enquiry form.

Our latest thinking…

Discover the latest legal updates on business immigration and employment issues affecting your business in a post-Brexit workplace by visiting our blog.

Getting ready for the UK’s new immigration points system – In just a few months’ time significant changes to the UK’s immigration system will take place.

Beyond Brexit – Get to know the EU Settlement Scheme Toolkit. Coffin Mew’s Employment team has combined the most important parts you need to know about the Government’s guidance.

Employee dismissed for failure to show right to work still has right to appeal – The Employment Appeal Tribunal has decided that it is unfair to refuse to give an employee the right to appeal against their dismissal.

Brexit-led skills shortage leaves gaps for gig economy – As the business world navigates the political uncertainty of Brexit, Charlotte Allery comments on the skills shortage issues facing employers (Lawyer Monthly)

Employing foreign workers now and in a post-Brexit world – Charlotte Allery outlines the key practical considerations for business and family employers taking on foreign workers in the UK, and considers the unknown post-Brexit landscape.

What will happen to UK employment law after Brexit? – Following the triggering of Article 50 on 29 March 2017, one question we are now constantly being asked is what will happen to the UK’s employment law following Brexit? Unfortunately, in true lawyer style, this is not a question we know the answer to, yet.

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