We advise businesses and individuals on business immigration and nationality matters as they affect business people.
Areas of advice include assisting with Tier 1, 2, 4 and 5 visas including for cross-border inter-group transfers of employees, advice on permanent residence/indefinite leave to remain and settlement, investor, writers and entrepreneur status, sportsperson and artists visas or persons who wish to establish a business in the UK.
We also co-ordinate foreign advice for business people who wish to obtain permission to work in European and non-European countries.
Some specific examples of our expertise in employment law are set out below.
- Advising a global oil company on the immigration position of a senior executive leading to permanent residence and settlement
- Advising an international US trading company on the frequent cross border transfer of US employees to the UK and UK employees to the US
- Advising a charity on the need to obtain Tier 5 visas for prospective employees who do not have the right to work in the UK
- Advising a web experience company on obtaining sponsorship status and appealing against the refusal of the UKBA to grant an extension of Tier 2 status to one of its employees
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"I worked with Jessica on a project recently and found her to be very personable, direct, but above all I felt at all times she was working for me with total commitment to get the best possible result. On this basis I could not recommend her or her firm highly enough."
Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, ExpertSeptember 15, 2010
John Milnehired Jessica as an Attorney in 2009