Named as the UK’s best Tier 2 compliance law firm at the Acquisition International Global Mobility Awards, we are known for our cutting edge sponsor licence advice to businesses on all aspects of the Sponsor Guidance and Immigration Rules relating to employees, directors, consultants and sole representatives.
We are a UKVI approved representative for sponsor licence advice purposes and have a unique UKVI representative reference number. We also sit on the Home Office’s Business User Forum and this enables us to influence key decision makers about issues that are important to businesses.
As a niche entrepreneurial business ourselves, having moved away from the traditional law firm model, our reputation among the UK’s fast-moving technology scene in particular is growing rapidly. We’re regularly instructed by new start-ups, established technology companies, universities and international graduates.
You’ll discover that we share your entrepreneurial spirit, passion and drive. We’ll slot into your team, resolve your immigration issues and free you up to develop your business.
Sponsor licence advice, training, compliance testing and strategic advice
We assist businesses of all sizes with the requirements of the sponsor licence regime and we have a 100% success rate for new sponsor licence applications.
We also provide bespoke training and compliance testing services if needed and, subject to your requirements, this may involve:
- an intensive on-site training session with your HR team
- a review of your systems, procedures and any specific areas you are concerned about
- an assessment of employee files to ascertain compliance levels with the prevention of illegal working rules
- advice on measures you can adopt immediately to begin to minimise risk
- recommendations as to steps you can take to enhance buy-in from across the organisation.
At the beginning, we will spend time discussing your specific needs and priorities and we will tailor our service accordingly.
Because we also provide advice to private individuals, we will be able to highlight alternative options and solutions for your business if Tiers 2 and 5 are not viable when you wish to recruit new employees. We often, for instance, advise clients that the Sole Representative visa is the best option.
We can also advise you on the rules relating to business visitors and the options available for entrepreneurs and investors.
Sponsor licence suspension decisions and civil penalties
Sponsor licence suspension decisions by UKVI are on the increase. If you encounter problems in relation to the sponsor licence or civil penalty regime, we can provide advice and assistance. If you are subject to actual or threatened enforcement action we can handle negotiations discreetly with the authorities. We are experienced in initiating legal challenges if necessary but we will always advise you to take that option as a last resort. We can also help you with brand protection and media strategies concerning immigration matters.