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.
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- 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)
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What’s happening in immigration law - Reading07 November 2017
As ever, there is much to discuss in the world of immigration law - including significant changes to Tier 2, the introduction of the immigration skills charge and the abolition of some of the Tier 2 ICT categories.
Shifting World Dynamics and the Evolving Workplace: Global labour law conference - 6 October 201706 October 2017
Hosted by Ius Laboris, the leading international employment law alliance, in collaboration with the British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, which will bring together experts in labour law from Europe and Asia to share their views on how recent shifts in world political dynamics will impact on the workplace and how to manage flexible work arrangements and stress in your business.
Samar Shams comments for LexisNexis: 'European Union (Withdrawal) Bill 2017 passes second reading amid concerns over delegated powers'18 September 2017
Samar Shams has commented in an article for LexisNexis following the recent passing of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill 2017 in the House of Commons last week. The article raises concerns about the Bill, particularly regarding the proposed use of delegated legislative powers, the approach to devolution, and questions regarding the continued application of EU rights and legal principles in the UK.
Andrew Osborne comments for Bloomberg: Premier League Fights to Retain Playing Talent After Brexit15 September 2017
Andrew Osborne has commented in an article for Bloomberg which discusses the affect of Brexit on the Premier League retaining and attracting foreign players.
Joanna Hunt comments for Lexis Nexis: "UK’s responsibility to solve Northern Ireland Brexit headache—EU"11 September 2017
Joanna Hunt has commented in an article for LexisNexis which discusses the UK's responsibility to find ‘flexible and imaginative’ solutions to overcome the challenges for the island of Ireland.
Joanna Hunt comments for Lawyer Monthly: Your Thoughts: UK Ireland Brexit Border23 August 2017
Joanna Hunt has commented in an article for Lawyer Monthly on the Governments new position paper on Brexit and the Irish border issue following their statement of not wanting to establish a manned EU-UK border.
Amendments to rules on bringing family members to the UK: Have the Government gone far enough?22 August 2017
On 10 August 2017 changes to the immigration rules came into force which will have wide implications for British citizens wanting to bring family members to join them in the UK.