Immigration law

Our Immigration law team specialises in providing our clients with up to date advice on the ever changing UK Immigration laws. 

Whether you employ migrant workers from outside the European Economic Area or sponsor workers, our range of specialist immigration services will help you meet your responsibilities as an employer.

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UK visas

Sponsor Licence

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Compliance and Training

Recruitment of migrants

Temporary visa routes into the UK

Right to work compliance 


New Immigration System 2021:

The UK is introducing a new points-based immigration system due to come into force from 1 January 2021. The system will introduce new immigration routes, including a route for skilled workers who have a job offer from an approved sponser. Details of the new scheme can be seen here:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/new-immigration-system-what-you-need-to-know .

If you anticipate the need to recruit from outside the UK form 2021, our Immigration specalist is here to help.

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Changing Terms and Conditions of Employment: An Employer’s Guide

As a result of COVID-19, many employers are considering making changes to employees’ terms and conditions of employment. To assist, we have put together this guide to explain the legal issues and how to address common problems. Contractual or Non-contractual Change?...

The new Identity Verification App

As a response to COVID-19, UKVI is amending the way that it processes applications. In some cases, UKVI is allowing biometrics (fingerprints and photographs) to be reused, if they have already been recorded in a previous application. UKVI and UKVCAS have been working...

Purpose of claiming unfair dismissal – no need for financial gain

Following a new case, employers should be aware that there does not necessarily need to be the prospect of a financial compensation in cases of unfair dismissal following a recent decision by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT). Financially motivated claims? Although...

Employment: Travelling to and from Spain – a summer conundrum

On 25 July 2020, just as the August holiday season was arriving, the Foreign Office re-imposed a mandatory 14-day quarantine period for all those who are returning from Spain, following a rise in Covid-19 cases there. We have summarised some of the key legal...

Home Secretary announces details of the Hong Kong BN(O) Visa

The Home Secretary provided some further updates on the Hong Kong BN(O) Visa on 22nd July. The key take-away points are: If you’re a BN(O) citizen, you can already stay in the UK as a visitor for up to 6 months without a visa. As a visitor, you do not have the right...

New points-based system framework

Priti Patel has stated that the new points-based system framework will encourage employers to invest in workers from within the UK, whilst continuing to attract the “best and brightest” from around the world. The intention is to encourage employers to invest in the...

A pathway to citizenship for millions in Hong Kong

The prime minister, Boris Johnson, has announced the move in response to new national security legislation imposed on the territory by China. Speaking during PMQs today, Boris said the legislation “constitutes a clear and serious breach of the Sino-British joint...

Switching from A Tier 2 to a Spouse Visa

If you entered the UK on a Tier 2 Visa and have subsequently met and married a settled or UK citizen or even entered a partnership and have a Brutish born child you may have options on changing your visa category to a spouse visa. Switching from a tier 2 visa As a...

Covid 19 Guidance: Spouse visas

The Home Office’s latest update to their Covid-19 policy (9 June 2020) now provides some flexibility for those who have had their sources of income affected by Covid-19. - If you have experienced a loss of income due to coronavirus, we will consider employment income...

Reopening of UK Visa Application Centres Worldwide

Many clients are eagerly awaiting the reopening of the Visa Application Centres worldwide, to submit their applications, or for their applications to proceed. It seems that more and more centres are reopening as we move into a more progressive stage of relaxing social...

Herrington Carmichael LLP bolstered its immigration law expertise with the hire of  Bermeet Chhokar from Lexmark Legal in October 2018. The practice advises businesses on global migration matters, recruitment and sponsorship of migrant workers and sponsor licence applications. It also advises a growing number of individuals on the effects of Brexit on immigration issues. 

-Legal 500, 2020

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Clients of Herrington Carmichael LLP ‘always receive a consistently high level of service’ from the immigration team, which is praised for its ‘excellent knowledge of immigration law and the procedures and processes behind it, ensuring that all avenues are considered so as to mitigate against any risks’. The practice has cultivated a firm following among employers nationwide, who regularly instruct the firm on licence application compliance, Brexit-related immigration issues, and ongoing compliance with sponsor duties and recruitment of migrant workers, among other matters.

-Legal 500, 2019

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