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Lewis Silkin LLP

Immigration: Business

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What the team is known for

High-quality team with a distinguished business immigration offering. Extensive experience advising international and domestic businesses from a variety of sectors including law, technology and retail. The department is particularly noted for its expertise advising prominent football clubs and their players on immigration matters. Regularly works with businesses on sponsor licence applications, compliance and audits. Also assists corporate clients with training.

Strengths

Sources say: "They provide a good balance of professionalism, expertise and an approachable and friendly manner."

Another adds: "They are extremely helpful - very clear and supportive."

Work highlights

Successfully applied for an urgent work visa for a senior employee of an online delivery technology platform who was transferring from the USA to the UK.

Notable practitioners

Andrew Osborne is frequently called upon by clients to handle Tier 2 visas and work permits for high-profile individuals, particularly in the sports arena. He often assists professional football players with their applications for leave to remain.,"He is excellent - he is very calm and approachable, and he explains things very simply." "He is very supportive on Brexit-related immigration queries."

Joanna Hunt continues to develop an impressive reputation in the immigration field. Her practice is broad and includes advising clients on sponsor licence issues following corporate restructures, and changes in ownership.
"Joanna really knows her stuff. She has a real practical understanding of dealing with the Home Office, and her advice and training sessions are always well received by everyone."

Naomi Hanrahan-Soar works with corporate clients on a full range of matters including sponsor licence applications and renewals. She is recognised for her ability to advise on issues at the intersection of employment and immigration law.
"She is brilliant - she is very balanced with her advice, very responsive and doesn't make promises she can't keep." "Her advice is incredibly well written, persuasive and commercially strong."

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Immigration: Business Department

Lewis Silkin LLP

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Department location

5 Chancery Lane

Clifford's Inn

London

Greater London

UK

EC4A 1BL

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Immigration: Business


Andrew Osborne
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Joanna Hunt
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