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 Immigration law for businesses & organisations

Immigration law for businesses & organisations

Our specialist business immigration solicitors understand the complexities and fast-paced nature of immigration law.


UK business immigration and visa advice

Immigration law is complex and constantly changing, particularly now that the UK has left the EU. Our business immigration solicitors can assist you and your organisation navigate the UK’s immigration system to ensure business continuity and future growth.

We recognise that increasingly businesses and organisations are recruiting from overseas or, due to Brexit, looking for advice on how EU and non-EU nationals can remain in the UK to live and work whether that is through sponsorship as a skilled worker, or under other immigration routes.

Our work focuses on understanding a client’s needs as well as the individual who is looking to enter or stay in the UK to work and live. Our team of specialist immigration solicitors provides tailored advice, guiding organisations through the intricate Home Office processes to find strategic solutions to their immigration requirements.

We also provide expert immigration advice to investors and entrepreneurs who see the UK as a good place to set up or expand their business. Together with our other areas of expertise, including employment, data, governance, corporate and commercial, we can provide a holistic approach to your organisation’s immigration needs.

With offices across Scotland in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness, Thurso, Elgin & Shetland our expert immigration lawyers will be happy to help with your immigration issues. Immigration is UK-wide and we can help you wherever you are based – in Scotland, elsewhere in the UK, or internationally.

“Ashley is really good, she is my go-to lawyer in Scotland.”

The Legal 500 2023


Meet the team

Our depth of knowledge means we can offer a strategic solutions-based approach to your immigration matters.


Our business immigration law services

Corporate immigration services


We provide tailored business immigration advice to clients, coming up with pragmatic and strategic solutions to meet their business needs.

Our services include:

  • Advice and assistance in obtaining a sponsor licence
  • Sponsor licence management
  • Challenge sponsor licence refusals/suspension/revocation
  • Immigration health checks and audits in preparation for sponsor licence applications/Home Office visits
  • Right to work checks
  • Advice on the civil penalties regime, and challenging civil penalty notices
  • Bespoke training programmes for HR, executives and managers on duties and compliance as licenced sponsors and other immigration related issues
  • Advice, assistance and preparation of applications for staff members and their dependants

Invest in the UK


Our experienced immigration solicitors offer extensive expertise in of assisting those seeking to make a significant investment, or to establish or expand their business, in the UK. Our immigration lawyers have in-depth knowledge of the complex immigration rules and are ideally placed to identify the best options to meet your requirements in the short and long term.

There are a variety of visa options, including:

  • Start-up and Innovator Founder visas – these routes allow entrepreneurs, who have had their business idea endorsed by a Home Office approved endorsing body, to establish their business in the UK.
  • UK Expansion Worker visa – this route allows senior managers or specialist employees of an overseas organisation to come to the UK to establish a branch or subsidiary in the UK.
  • Tier 1 (entrepreneur) and Tier 1 (investor) visas – both these routes have now closed to new applicants but are still open for extension and settlement applications.

Work in the UK


Employers are increasingly looking overseas to secure talent. We can assist both employers and individuals successfully navigate the immigration rules and find the best solution for their business/personal needs.

Our business immigration team has a depth of knowledge across the full spectrum of work based visa routes, including:

  • Skilled worker applications – Under the skilled worker route, businesses can sponsor individuals who meet the minimum salary and job offer criteria. Our immigration team can assist with the entire visa application process, ensuring compliance with UK immigration laws, particularly in the context of skilled worker visa.
  • Global business mobility route applications – For multinational companies looking to transfer staff to a UK branch, the Global Business Mobility route is an essential stepping stone. We offer expert advice on intra company transfer routes, helping overseas businesses navigate the complexities of immigration rules.
  • International sportsperson – Our specialist immigration lawyers are adept at handling visa applications for international athletes. We understand the unique requirements and work closely with clients to secure visas under this category.
  • Business visitor – We advise businesses on the eligibility requirements and application process to ensure a straightforward application for their international representatives.
  • Global talent – For highly skilled individuals, the Global Talent visa offers a path to work in the UK. Our team provides specialist advice on this route, helping clients understand the intricacies of the immigration application process.
  • High potential individual – The High Potential Individual category is designed for graduates from top global universities. We assist clients in navigating this route, focusing on eligibility and the visa application process.
  • UK graduate route – For international students in the UK, the Graduate route provides an opportunity to work post-study. Our immigration lawyers ensure a smooth transition from student visa to work visa, advising on all necessary steps.
  • UK ancestry – Individuals with UK ancestry can apply for this visa category. We offer guidance on the application process and eligibility criteria, including advice on indefinite leave to remain and potential pathways to British citizenship.
  • Temporary Worker – Temporary Worker visas cater to various employment types. Our team is experienced in advising businesses on the diverse categories within this route, ensuring compliance with immigration rules and tight deadlines.

EU nationals, frontier workers and their dependants


With the UK’s departure from the EU, free movement has now ended and EU nationals and their family members face tighter immigration restrictions. We can assist organisations understand the requirements for employing EU workers post-Brexit, both in terms of retaining existing staff and employing new hires from the EU.

We provide advice on all aspects of EU immigration applications, including:

  • EU settlement scheme applications  (pre-settled and settled status)
  • EU family permit applications
  • Frontier worker permits

Local authorities


We support local authorities on immigration issues, particularly related to children in their care, as well as the following areas:

  • Advising local authorities in relation to the immigration position of children in their care;
  • Providing training to staff on immigration matters (both in terms of children but also work related issues);
  • Court reports in care proceedings.

“Ashley is really good, she is my go-to lawyer in Scotland.” “She is a really excellent lawyer with lots of experience.” “Ashley is fantastic, she is very good.”

– The Legal 500 2023


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