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.
Brexit and immigration – key steps to help you and your EU workforce prepare
From late 2018, EU nationals already in the UK will have to register and apply for settled status if they have been in the UK for five years. The Government also intends to end free movement of workers from the EU by 2021. Here are some points that every UK employer of overseas nationals ought to be aware to proactively manage these issues and protect your business.
As we learn more about the challenges ahead for our clients, contacts and their industries, we will add to this series of updates.
- “The team is knowledgeable and proactive in providing legislative updates.” (Chambers 2018)
- Lewis Silkin LLP has ‘a very unstuffy, strong immigration team which excels in personal and corporate cases’ and advises clients across the legal, sports, fashion, media and entertainment, automotive and manufacturing industries. (Legal 500 2017)
- 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)
What's happening in immigration law09 May 2019
With the backdrop of Brexit, complex rules and an increased focus on compliance, keeping up to speed on immigration developments is crucially important for HR professionals.
Immigration and Brexit03 April 2019
A few days after the UK’s exit from the European Union, Lewis Silkin’s immigration team will be holding a special Brexit training session to provide you with all the information you need to know about the UK’s withdrawal, whether that happens with or without a deal.
Hong Kong HR Breakfast Club02 April 2019
The Lewis Silkin Hong Kong team is delighted to invite you to the second of our HR Breakfast Club series of 2019.
What's happening in immigration and employment law? - Reading26 March 2019
Our topical review of developments affecting the workplace will examine recent and forthcoming changes in employment and immigration law.
Managing an International Workforce 2019 & Beyond08 February 2019
We are pleased to announce our fifteenth annual Managing an International Workforce conference, our market leading gathering of several hundred HR professionals, in house lawyers and others with international employment responsibilities.
Joanna Hunt and Naomi Hanrahan-Soar write for Lexis Nexis: NHS long term plan-exploring proposals to increase recruitment and retain staff31 January 2019
Joanna Hunt and Naomi Hanrahan-Soar have written an article for Lexis Nexis where they explore government proposals to increase recruitment and retain staff as part of the NHS Long Term Plan.
No Deal Brexit - The rights of EU nationals after 29th March 201929 January 2019
The Government has released some information on the status and rights of EU nationals in the event of a “No Deal” Brexit.
Sports Q&A - What are your top five legal tips for the transfer window?25 January 2019
Whether you’re a junior lawyer whose recently started work in a football club or are just a fan who wants to know what legal issues might be holding up a deal to get a player signed, this month's Q+A on the top five legal tips for the transfer window should be of interest.