Immigration

The UK’s position as a global centre for business, as well as having one of the highest standards of living in the world, an excellent education system, rich heritage and advantageous tax regime for high earners, may understandably be attracting you and your family to make it your home.

If you have funds of over £2 million, you are also in a beneficial position as the UK Investor Visa Scheme allows you and your family to live in the UK, establish a business, work and study with fewer entry requirements.

However, each person’s circumstances are unique and the UK’s immigration laws can be a complex labyrinth to navigate. You need dedicated support and advice, focused on your particular goals and the needs of your family.

We provide you with a dedicated legal adviser who will work closely with you to determine your goals, advise you of your rights and opportunities and effectively facilitate any application processes. As well as helping you through all the practicalities of securing your family’s entry into the UK, we also have an excellent network of exclusive contacts which enables us to advise you on the many other issues associated with your immigration, such as the transfer of assets, setting up the new family home and locating suitable educational placements for your children.

In such a complex and personal area as immigration, there are many interrelated and potentially difficult issues that can arise for your family. For example, seeking leave to enter or remain in the UK as spouses, civil partners, unmarried partners and other family members under UK immigration law; the entitlements of your family members living here, including eligibility for indefinite leave, permanent residence or naturalisation; and the immigration effects of relationship breakdown. You may also need advice and assistance in a foreign adoption case. In all cases, our committed family and immigration teams work together to advise you. It will be our job to navigate the various government departments, legal statutes and Immigration Rules to give you the best advice on achieving your family’s goals.

We appreciate the opportunities you are seeking for your family here in the UK, as well as the potential difficulties that can arise when seeking to relocate. We work hard to make the process as successful and stress-free as possible to make your family complete, secure and in the best position.

Our immigration team, working closely with our exclusive contacts and other teams across the firm, have extensive experience helping families relocate to the UK and advising on the many other issues associated with UK immigration.

Our recent work has included:
  • Obtaining leave to remain for many private individuals who wish to make the UK their home
  • Representing a senior director in their entry clearance application as the family member of a British citizen
  • Advising a senior executive on her settlement application
  • Representing the wife of a property developer in the First-tier Tribunal