Challenged Home Office’s ‘Intention to Revoke’ a Sponsor Licence for Educational Establishment

Successfully challenged Home Office’s ‘Intention to Revoke’ an educational institution’s sponsor licence. Subsequently undertook a mock audit with the client to ensure compliance with the Immigration Rules, and represented client at their next Home Office audit.

Successful Administrative Review Result Under the EU Settlement Scheme

Advised client whose application under the EU Settlement Scheme was refused. Successfully challenged the decision by way of Administrative Review and client was granted Settled Status despite frequent absence from the UK due to the nature of the client’s profession.

Sponsor Licence for Boutique Brasserie

Assisted boutique brasserie that wanted to expand business to pop-up and catering services with sponsor licence application. Assisted subsequently with application for chef to come to the U.K.

Graduate Trainee Visas for International Company

Advised international media company in transferring employees to the U.K. to undertake work experience rotation as part of a trainee programme.

Successful Late Application Under the EU Settlement Scheme

Assisted client who left the U.K. during the COVID-19 pandemic and later wanted to return. Client was successfully granted Settled Status in the U.K. based on historical residence.

Advised a Major British Airline on Transfer of Migrant Workers

Advised a major British airline on the process of transferring foreign migrant workers to the airline as a result of a TUPE transfer and the responsibility of the airline as a sponsor post-acquisition.

Advised a Group of Companies on Sponsor Licence Structure

Advised an international health care and communications group on the structure of its sponsor licences prior to the acquisition by a private equity firm and assisted its global CEO with his ICT extension application.

Advised a Global Alliance Member on Application for Sponsor Licence

Advised a founding member of a global alliance on its application for a sponsor license in the sub-category of ICT. It required a detailed analysis of the global alliance constitution, in order to assess whether there was a satisfactory link by way of common ownership or control between member firms. A detailed legal representation was submitted to the Home Office, drawing on Ben’s corporate law background expertise. ICT sponsor license was granted within two weeks.

Secured Approval of Naturalisation Application for a Highly Respected Doctor

Assisted a highly respected medical doctor with her application for naturalisation after numerous law firms informed her that she was not eligible to apply for British citizenship. She had spent six years in the U.K. as the spouse of an EU national and had obtained permanent residence, but exceeded the 450-day absence limit. After highlighting the compelling compassionate reasons for her absences from the U.K. in her application as well as bringing her extensive philanthropy in the U.K. to the Home Office’s attention, her application was subsequently approved.

Assisted a Private Golf Club with Sponsor Licence

Assisted a private members’ golf club with its application for a sponsor licence after acquiring the businesses and assets of another company (in administration) together with three migrant workers, and advised the club on its responsibility post-acquisition.

Advised a Fraud Victim on Tier 2 (General) Application

Advised a victim of fraud on her Tier 2 (General) application and successfully removed the Home Office’s ‘deception’ findings and one-year ban under paragraph 320(7B) of the Immigration Rules.

Obtained Visa Extension for Domestic Worker after Initial Refusal

Formulated strategies and successfully obtained a visa extension for a domestic worker after the initial refusal decision on an application prepared by the applicant herself.

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