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Ben Maitland

Ben MaitlandSenior Associate

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I practice exclusively in immigration law and advise a wide variety of commercial enterprises and private individuals.

Having joined Lewis Silkin in 2012, my work includes domestic immigration law, including family applications, European law, Human Rights applications and a special emphasis on operating under the Points Based System, either as an employee or an employer. I have conducted numerous training sessions on compliance issues for organisations on the register of sponsors.

I was brought up in the UK and South Africa and then lived in France, Japan and Australia. I spent 10 years as a market research specialist before going in to law.

Immigration & Global Mobility

I advise on a full range of private and commercial immigration categories. My work includes domestic and European law, with a special emphasis on operating under the Points Based System, either as an employee or an employer. I have conducted administrative review, appeals and judicial reviews for private individuals and have a wealth of experience conducting human rights, settlement and family applications.

I frequently advise organisations on joining the register of sponsors and have helped a number of clients with compliance issues and, where necessary, submitting objections and appeals against the imposition of civil penalties.

My work advising public bodies with their recruitment practices, helped in changing the way the Points Based System is operated in order to accommodate the recruitment practices of certain public bodies. I also provide expert opinions for both claimants and respondents with regard to insurance claims which have an immigration element to them, affecting the scope of damages.

Professional Services

I represent a number of law firms and have conducted numerous training sessions focused on this sector. We have a wealth of experience advising law firms and are very familiar with the specific immigration issues affecting our clients in this arena.

Awards and recognition

  • Legal 500 2018: ‘extremely knowledgeable and personable, and clients really warm to his style of advice’
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