Immigration law is an important aspect of employment for both employers and employees. Given the complexity of immigration rules and the importance of compliance, it is essential to obtain suitable expert advice. We have an award-winning employment team who will help you on a range of topics relating to immigration and the right to work in the UK.
We know that Brexit has brought both concerns and opportunities for businesses and institutions across every area where there is any reliance on workers from other countries. With the introduction of the UK Government’s points based immigration system, the potential requirement for sponsorship licences and the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS), there is much for employers to consider alongside the existing legal obligations you may have as an organisation.
Our advice covers a variety of areas, including:
- Advising on EU Settled Status
- Advising on the different visa routes and the preparation of applications and cases to be filed with UKVI
- Help with pre-registration preparation, registration and maintaining your sponsorship
- Audits of personnel files to ensure compliance with law and policy
- Audits of HR systems, procedures and documentation
- Telephone helpline and support
Some of our work highlights include:
- Advising universities and colleges in connection with employing academic and non-academic staff from other countries and agencies for international students.
- Advising various UK companies in recruiting staff from other countries and the requirements for them working in the UK, including any dependants that they may have.
- Advising organisations on issues arising from non-compliance, individual’s breaching the terms of their visas or having their study permits withdrawn, and dealing with challenges from students including judicial review proceedings.
- Advising technology companies looking to recruit skilled staff from all over the world.
- Advising on and assisting with visa requirements for Entrepreneurs and Investors coming into the UK.
We continue to advise clients extensively on Brexit and the impact this will have on staff from the EU and EEA, including settled and pre-settled status, including clients in the public sector and the bodies that they monitor and/or represent/audit.
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