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Bates Wells

Immigration: Business

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What the team is known for

Wealth of experience providing bespoke solutions for the full range of business immigration matters including Tier 2 sponsorship matters, Tier 5 visa applications and Brexit-related issues. Continues to advise multinational corporations and well-known domestic businesses, as well as charities and other non-profit organisations. Also works for senior employees on their immigration matters.

Strengths

A client says: "Bates Wells is a firm we greatly recommend for their professionalism and knowledge of the law. They take a concise and direct approach to matters and provide advice in a timely manner."

The lawyers are "very professional while retaining a personal service," comments a source.

"Excellent, which is why we continue to work with them. They have extensive industry knowledge and expertise, and immediate responsiveness during the past 15 months during COVID lockdowns," says a client.

Work highlights

Provided strategic advice to the Alan Turing Institute in respect of Tier 2 and 5 sponsor licence matters, including the recruitment of academics, ongoing sponsor duties and Brexit-related support.

Notable practitioners

Chetal Patel has a strong reputation in the market for her work in the charity and not-for-profit sector. She also acts for large domestic and international companies in need of assistance with Tier 2 sponsorship matters.
"It is truly a pleasure to work with Chetal. She is extremely warm, understanding, precise and prompt in every matter we have worked on with her." "She is extremely clear, confident and commercially minded. Her client base is impressive and she is quick to respond."


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Overview


Our business immigration team offer a tailored and holistic approach to achieving solutions for our clients. Whether you’re from the UK or non-EEA, we make sure our clients are set up to be commercially active in the UK.  Our work is rated by the independent directories as number one in this practice area, a position for which we have held for many years. 

Immigration law is constantly changing in line with political and economic factors, and we are always at the forefront of new changes through our contribution to Home Office debate and involvement with the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association. 

For more information, visit https://bateswells.co.uk/services/immigration/business-immigration/



Immigration: Business

Bates Wells

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Location

10 Queen Street Place

London

Greater London

UK

EC4R 1BE

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Immigration: Business


Chetal Patel
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