Overview

Our award-winning private client lawyers provide immigration legal advice to high net worth individuals looking to live in the UK, whether for work, study or family reasons. Our wider expertise in tax planning for non-UK domiciliaries allows us to provide practical advice to such individuals, ensuring that they can successfully navigate the UK’s tax system in conjunction with the UK’s immigration law. 

Areas of focus

Our expertise in immigration legal advice includes the following:

  • Advising high net worth individuals in relation to the Tier 1 (Investor) visa.
  • Assisting EEA and Swiss nationals and their family members with immigration applications under the EEA Regulations and the EU Settlement Scheme.
  • Preparing entry clearance and extension applications for non-EEA nationals under the Immigration Rules.
  • Preparing family visa applications and advising on the relevant considerations of family law in conjunction with our Family team.
  • Assisting Commonwealth citizens with UK Ancestry visa applications.
  • Advising on Global TalentStart-up and Innovator visas.
  • Assisting high net worth individuals with permanent residence applications (e.g. Indefinite Leave to Remain and settled status).
  • Advising on the different types of British nationality and the relevant application processes (e.g. British citizenship by naturalisation).

We have a particular specialism in advising high net worth individuals on complex issues and interactions between UK immigration and tax law including the UK tax implications of moving to the UK, pre-immigration tax planning, tax residence, domicile, settlement and naturalisation.

Please refer to our pricing and services details for further information.

Experience

Acting for a Middle Eastern family to successfully secure Tier 1 (Investor) visa status for various family members in conjunction with pre-immigration tax planning.

Assisting Russian clients with Tier 1 (Investor) visa, Indefinite Leave to Remain and British citizenship applications.

Assisting EEA and Swiss nationals with applications under the EEA Regulations and the EU Settlement Scheme.

Advising Chinese families on their eligibility under the Tier 1 (Investor) visa and Global Talent routes.

Securing Indefinite Leave to Remain under the 10-year long residence route and British citizenship for a Hong Kong national.

Assisting US citizens with fiancé(e), spouse and parent visa applications.

Advising South African families on UK Ancestry visas.

Advising on British citizenship by birth, descent, registration and naturalisation.

Reviewing the interactions between domicile and citizenship.

Advising on the interplay between tax residence and immigration.

Meet the team
Suzanna Harvey

Suzanna Harvey Partner

  • Private Client Services
  • International Tax
  • International Trusts
Beatrice Puoti

Beatrice Puoti Partner

  • Head of Private Wealth
  • Private Client Services
  • International Tax and Trust
John Barnett

John Barnett Partner

  • Head of Private Client Services
  • Head of Partnerships
  • Tax

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