Immigration law

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

Due to the new immigration system which was implemented on 1  December 2020, coming into force on 1  January 2021, the information on these pages may not be reflective of the new system. We are in the process of updating these pages to reflect the changes, but if you would like any further information in the meantime, please contact us directly on 01276 686 222.

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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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.

If you would like to be kept up to date as the New Immigration System is developed and takes shape sign up for regular updates.


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    UK’s child citizenship fee appeal upheld

    The Court of Appeal upheld a ruling in February 2021 that the Home Office failed to assess the best interest of children in setting fee. The Home Office fee of £1,012 for children to naturalise as...

    The Immigration Health Surcharge reimbursement

    It has been announced that the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) reimbursement scheme has now launched. There is a list of qualifying criteria that must be met to successfully apply for this...

    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...

    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...

    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: 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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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