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Welcome to Immigration

Immigration law is not only complex, it is also constantly subject to change.

Busy employers need to be spending their time on growing their business or managing their organisation rather than studying the ins and outs of work or student visas.

However, with the Government increasingly putting the onus on employers to check the immigration status of their workforce and fines of up to £20,000 per illegal immigrant for companies and organisations which fail to do so, this is an issue which no-one can afford to ignore.

Our specialist immigration team cuts through the complexity and keeps you up to speed with advice and assistance on all aspects of UK immigration law.

We provide commercially-focused, timely legal support to employers of all sizes across a wide range of industries and sectors.

Combining employment expertise and the ability to deal with the authorities, we are uniquely placed to advise you on the full range of issues surrounding the employment of foreign workers whilst ensuring all relevant UK regulations are met.

Our team can provide assistance in a wide range of areas including:

  • Continuing to employ a worker currently in the UK on a student visa
  • Employing non-EU workers in temporary or permanent positions, including those already part of your workforce
  • Employing workers from the EU and rights of free movement
  • Ensuring you carry out the right checks in order to prevent illegal working when you have bought a business or are transferring staff
  • Helping people who wish to enter the UK on high-value migrant Tier 1 visas
  • Helping those who want to sponsor migrant workers but are not yet licensed to do so

We can also help on a practical level with advice on HR practices and procedures when it comes to non-UK workers and on potential race discrimination claims.

For further details on how we can help you to negotiate the minefield of immigration legislation, please get in touch.

What Our Clients Say

  • "We were supported every step of the way, the advice was clear and detailed and provided promptly at every stage."

    Ron Stower, Managing Director, Janome UK Ltd.

  • "Charlotte [Ashton] was very professional and helpful with my enquiry. Her advice and insight was invaluable and has led to a very positive outcome for myself. Thanks Charlotte!"

    Individual Immigration Client.

Independent Verdict

  • "Very approachable and effective: they speak in layman's terms."

    Chambers & Partners

  • "Instead of constantly hearing 'you', we are always hearing 'we' from Ward Hadaway."

    Client quote, Chambers & Partners

  • “Lauded for its ‘expert knowledge, impressive ability and competitive rates’…”

    Client quote, Chambers & Partners

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