In a fast-changing landscape where complex immigration rules are under constant scrutiny and change, businesses, families and individuals need timely and specialist immigration guidance to plan their lives and protect their businesses.
At Michelmores, we thrive on providing tailored immigration advice, whatever your circumstances and needs. Whether you’re a foreign business establishing operations in the UK or an individual looking for advice on visa applications and renewals or settlement, our dedicated lawyers offer tailored and in-depth support when it’s needed most.
Our team provides specialist guidance to clients needing to sponsor workers from overseas supporting them to secure and maintain sponsor licences, understand potential changes to regulations and helping them plan for future growth and visa renewals.
We also offer guidance to individuals on a range of matters. From travelling to or settling in the UK to securing British citizenship, we understand the challenges and the need for up-to-date, concise and timely guidance.
Immigration law is subject to never-ending political tinkering and public pressure. It therefore changes quickly and often with little or, indeed, no notice. Our team of immigration lawyers is therefore acutely aware that staying ahead of these changes is essential to helping clients meet their strategic business ambitions and personal goals.
Philip Barth, Head of the Immigration team is names as a Top Recommended Lawyer for Immigration in the Spears 500 list 2022.
Employers will need to apply for a sponsor licence if they wish to support a migrant’s application for a visa to come to work for them in the UK. The application will be subject to payment of official fees and the provision of supporting documents.
In order to obtain and maintain a sponsor licence, employers need to comply with detailed and technical sponsor obligations set by the UK government. We can advise on the necessary systems and protocols that you will need to put in place to comply with these obligations. We also offer Sponsor Management System support as Level 1 Users and advice on right to work checks and illegal working.
Employers can sponsor a migrant applying for:
Our immigration experts will be able to advise you on the best visa and thus the best sponsor licence for your business’s needs and circumstances.
A sponsor licence will last 4 years and will need to be renewed if you wish to continue sponsoring migrant workers. Our immigration team can provide specialist advice and support in relation to the sponsor licence renewal application process.
Our experts can advise you on the most appropriate visa to fit your needs, whether you plan to stay in the UK for just a few days or whether you plan to start a new chapter of your life here.
New immigration rules apply to EEA citizens now that the UK has left the European Union. Our immigration lawyers can help you navigate the EU Settlement Scheme and the new UK Points Based Immigration System.
What visa you apply for depends on how long you want to stay in the UK, what you want to do once you are in the UK and whether you intend to travel alone or with family:
Our specialist immigration team will help you determine what visa suits you and your circumstances best and will guide and support you through the entire application process, beginning to end.
Our experts can guide you through the application process should you wish to apply for settlement in the UK (Indefinite Leave to Remain), or British citizenship. We also advise on UK passport applications.
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Advising a national plc book publishing company on a substantial group restructuring and the outsourcing of its book distribution business.
Advising a national retailer on the replacement of its existing employee group pension scheme with a new group scheme.
Advising a regional Health Care Trust in the defence of the two highly sensitive multiple whistleblowing claims brought by two senior managers, which attracted national press coverage.
Acting on behalf of the Secretary of State for Health in the defence of multiple party proceedings for claims of discrimination, victimisation, whistleblowing and unfair dismissal.
Acting in the defence of claims for unfair dismissal and age discrimination brought against a Local Authority Partnership relating to the dismissal of an employee arising from the merger of two local authorities into a shared services partnership.
Acting for a London Borough in the defence of multiple complex claims brought by an employee for unfair dismissal, discrimination and alleged detriments arising from flexible working and dependency leave entitlements.
Advising a national insolvency practice in relation to the firm-wide restructuring of their five UK offices, involving board level strategic advice and complex collective staff consultation issues.