Bates Wells

Immigration: Companies & Executives Department

London (Firms)
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What the team is known for Wealth of experience providing bespoke solutions for the full range of points-based system matters to a broad client base. Continues to advise multinational corporations, international banks and well-known domestic businesses. Additionally able to support media companies, charities and education institutions. Also works for senior employees on their immigration matters.

Strengths An impressed client says: "I thought their work was exemplary and their advice was outstanding." 

Another reports: "They offer a very high level of service. We were given excellent guidance and a successful outcome was achieved."

Others say they "find the team responsive and appreciate their expertise."

Work highlights Advised The Alan Turing Institute on the immigration implications of offering Rutherford Fellowships to individuals currently outside of the UK.

Notable practitioners

Chetal Patel is building a strong reputation in the market for her work in the charity and not-for-profit sectors. A client says: "I cannot praise her too highly. From the first contact I had with her she was extremely helpful, efficient and supportive; the overall experience of working with her was excellent."

A long-standing leader in immigration law, Philip Trott advises a diverse client roster on the full gamut of immigration issues, from sponsor licence compliance matters to applications for high-profile individuals. Interviewees praise him for being "generous with his time and know-how."