Navigating immigration law worldwide.
Burness Paull's dedicated team of immigration lawyers know the importance of global mobility to individuals and businesses and specialise in facilitating international relocations and transfers.
We help organisations attract and retain top talent from across the globe and provide advice and support to a wide range of clients who currently employ or are considering employing foreign nationals.
We also provide advice to investors, entrepreneurs and others seeking to relocate themselves, their families or their businesses to the UK. The UK visa application rules in these circumstances can be tricky, and we help navigate through these using decades of experience in cross-border movement.
The EU free movement of people for EEA nationals has now ended and applications to the EU Settlement Scheme are now closed for EA nationals who were already in the UK on 31 December 2020.
The new points based immigration system now applies to both EEA and non-EEA nationals and businesses require a sponsor licence to recruit individuals from anywhere outside the UK (excluding Ireland). We help clients navigate the paper work to ensure you remain compliant with the new rules and to avoid any penalty fees or legal action.
Our highly specialist immigration lawyers at Burness Paull provide support to public and private sector clients on the full suite of business and personal immigration matters.
Global offshore drilling operator
We advised this global offshore drilling operator on the immigration implications of a complex demerger and applying for their own general and ICT sponsor licence. We are their go-to firm for any immigration queries relating to right to work, offshore workers and sponsorship.
User testing company
We act for a user testing company, advising on the recruitment of new hires (entry clearance and in country switching applicants), sponsor licences and general immigration queries from right to work checks to remote working. We have also advised them on the introduction of the new immigration system and the impact of this on recruitment.
Online event platform
We are advising an online event platform on the options for recruiting skilled developers from overseas to grow the company and have successfully assisted the company in obtaining a sponsor licence. We continue to support them in relation to management of their licence and applying for and assigning certificates of sponsorship.
Multinational energy company
We supported a multinational energy company with a successful application to renew their sponsor licence. We continue to be instructed on an ongoing basis to provide general immigration support, Brexit advice and right to work queries.
Mid-market private equity company
We have advised a mid-market private equity company on their options for EEA recruitment post-Brexit. This has included advice on the T5 Temporary Worker Government Authorised Exchange route for interns. We have also supported them with a successful sponsor licence application.
Global energy company
We are instructed by a global energy company’s US based parent entity in respect of the continued transfer of EEA national workers following Brexit. We have advised on the EU Settlement Scheme for eligible workers and the Frontier Work permit for those that qualify.
Latest news, insights and upcoming events
Insights- 21st September 2021
Migration policy is an area of government decision-making that has a very wide impact.
Insights- 27th August 2021
The guidance on adjusted right to work checks has been extended again to 4 April 2022.
Insights- 1st June 2021
The deadline for European nationals to register under the EU Settlement Scheme is only weeks away.