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Immigration: Business
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Provided by Philip Trott


Practice Areas

Business Immigration:

Sponsor Licences

Sponsor compliance support and training

Global Talent visa

Start-up and Innovator visas

Scale-up visa

International Sportsperson visa

Health and Care Worker visa

Global Business Mobility visa:

• Senior or specialist worker to meet specific business needs (this replaces Intra-Company Transfers)

• Graduate trainee as part of a training programme (this replaces the Intra-Company Graduate Trainee route)

• Secondment worker to UK firms in high value contracts or investments

• Service supplier to the UK in line with UK trade agreements (this replaces the T5 International Agreement routes)

• UK expansion worker to establish a UK presence (this replaces Representative of an Overseas Business)

Religious Worker visas

Temporary Work:

• Creative Worker visa

• Government Authorised Exchange visa

• Charity Worker visa

• International Agreement visa

Graduate visa

As well as servicing legacy visas and working on routes to settlement.

Personal Immigration:

Family visas (partners, spouses, children, adult dependants)

EEA nationals and family (including late EUSS applications)

British citizenship and naturalisation

Visitor visas

British National (Overseas) visa

Youth Mobility Scheme


Long Residence

Human Rights

Appeals, Administrative Reviews and Judicial Reviews.


With a glittering legal career spanning over 45 years, “Philip Trott is a legendary figure in immigration law” according to The Spear’s 500 Top Recommended Immigration Lawyers.

Philip works across the spectrum of business and personal immigration in which he has made a name for himself, representing the good, the bad and the very tricky cases too.

“You cannot get better,” according to Chambers High Net Worth, according to which, “he is the godfather of immigration law.”

Philip has also been described by Chambers and Partners as the “go-to guy for any horrendously complex cases.”

Like Vanessa Ganguin who he has joined at Vanessa Ganguin Immigration Law, Philip is ranked a Thought Leader in Corporate Immigration according to Who’s Who Legal.

He is a winner of a Leaders in Law Global Award 2020 in the category of Immigration Law Expert of the Year in England. Philip provides expert comment on immigration issues on news and current affair shows on the BBC, ITV and Channel 4, and he also makes appearances as an immigration expert on LBC.

Philip has contributed to several Lexis Nexis publications on the ever-changing immigration routes for creatives and sports. He is renowned for sports, arts, culture and media-related clients. He has also made a name for himself with tricky discretionary immigration applications outside the rules, as well as cases involving national security issues.

Philip’s commercial clients range from big household brands to the health, charity and faith sectors, as well as entrepreneurs and start-ups.

He has represented the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association (ILPA) on the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) employer taskforce. Philip has co-authored McDonald’s Immigration Law and Practice (7th ed), co-authored Immigration Law and Practice (Jackson, 3rd ed), as well as sitting on the editorial boards of Lexis Nexis PSL and American Immigration Lawyers Association Global Migration Publications Committee. Philip also provides expert witness opinions for legal proceedings.

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Immigration: Business - UK-wide
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A long-standing leader in immigration law, Philip Trott of Vanessa Ganguin Immigration Law advises on the full gamut of immigration issues, from sponsor licence applications to matters regarding Tier 2 visas. He represents a diverse list of clients including international companies, charities and non-profit organisations.

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Family Offices and High Net Worth

Art and Entertainment

Financial Services

Business and Professional Services

Technology, Media and Telecoms (TMT)