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.

Our experience of UK immigration law ranges from the most common issues to complex legal matters. We are able to provide immigration legal advice to clients completing applications for indefinite leave to remain in the UK and naturalisation as a British citizen.

We also have experience securing applications to enter or remain in the UK under the Points Based System of immigration. This could be as an investor, an entrepreneur, or as a sole representative of an overseas company. It can also involve handling applications for a spouse and the dependants of main applicants.

Areas of focus

Our expertise in immigration legal advice includes the following:

  • Advising high net worth individuals on complex issues of UK immigration law.
  • Advising on the full range of immigration categories covering work, study, family, entrepreneur, investment and settlement routes as well as UK nationality applications.
  • Experience managing a wide range of applications related to UK immigration law.
  • Tax planning for high net worth individuals looking to live in the UK, whether for work, study or family reasons.
Experience

Acting for a Middle Eastern family to successfully secure Tier 1 (Investor) Visa status for various members of the family, including assisting with an application for a main applicant with dependants as well as applications by adult family members relying on funding from the main applicant.

Assisting numerous clients to successfully secure Tier 1 (Investor) Visa status, including dealing with applications to switch to a Tier 1 (Investor) Visa from another category under the points based system.

Assisting Tier 1 (Investor) Visa holders with extension and settlement applications.

Advising clients on the requirements for applications under the Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) Visa.

Advising UK citizens regarding applications for spouse visas for their non-EEA national spouses.

Assisting EEA nationals on applications to obtain Permanent Residence and naturalization as British citizens.

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