Immigration & Global Mobility
Today’s workforce is increasingly international, with companies competing for talent on a global scale.
It is more critical than ever to mobilise the skills and knowledge bases of the modern workforce across borders in order to reconfigure operations, respond to shifting demand or to enter new markets.
As businesses look to strategically deploy and secure talent, getting immigration right is a critical, but complex, process. Expert advice that can smooth the transition is vital. Our specialist approach minimises the risk of avoidable problems which can slow progress and provides fast turnaround solutions to any unexpected issues that arise.
From relocations for senior executives or even entire teams to high net worth individuals or high-profile celebrities or athletes – and their families – relocating on a temporary or permanent basis, we provide a truly personal, end-to-end service. Knowing how time-sensitive and stressful the process can be, we have the expertise to hit the ground running and minimise the impact on your business and the lives of the people involved.
Lewis Silkin produces a wide variety of information about employment and immigration law - including specialist and general updates, commentary, training and networking forums. We’d like to make sure you’re receiving exactly what suits you.
- High-quality team with a distinguished business immigration offering. Extensive inbound investment and PBS experience, frequently advising international businesses from a variety of sectors including finance and law. The department is particularly noted for its expertise advising on sports-related immigration work. (Chambers 2017)
- "They are real partners, giving us not just legal advice but also supporting our wider business needs." (Chambers 2016)
- "They were very responsive and efficient, and I always felt they were there when I needed to speak to them." (Chambers 2015)
Home Office has released statistics on illegal working penalties for the UK19 June 2017
The Home Office has released statistics on illegal working penalties totals for the UK from 1 October and 31 December 2016. 703 penalties were issued with total value of £11,595,000 (this value may be reduced through objections and appeals).
Lewis Silkin appointed to act as sole external advisor on UK employment and immigration work for Deliveroo15 June 2017
Lewis Silkin is delighted to have been appointed to Deliveroo’s first formal legal panel to act as its sole external advisor on UK employment and immigration among other matters.
Errors in shift allocation could cost you your business and your freedom14 June 2017
Naomi Hanrahan-Soar has written an article for The Caterer, Licensee & Hotelier (CLH), discussing the risks and consequences of illegal working penalties in the hospitality sector.
Second round of changes to Australia's Subclass 457 visa13 June 2017
Following on from our last e-flash on Australia’s recent immigration reform to scrap and replace the existing Subclass 457 visa which took immediate effect in April, the second round of immigration changes will be taking effect on 1 July 2017.
Mapping the manifestos 2017 - Immigration01 June 2017
Natasha Hotson has written an article for LexisNexis UK which explores the political parties’ manifestos and discusses whether these pledges declare the end of the era for freedom of movement, as we currently know it.
Right to Rent immigration checks: increasing pressure on the property rental market30 May 2017
Joanna Hunt has written an article for 24housing which discusses the Government's 'right to rent' checks and their increasing pressure on the rental market.
Brexit is coming for your workers, industry by industry26 May 2017
Brexit means Brexit the saying goes. The UK’s divorce from the EU, and subsequently reviewed immigration system, is a key general election issue.