Our team of expert Immigration Lawyers are ready to assist you and your business
Blake Morgan’s immigration lawyers are highly regarded within the industry for their expertise in immigration law for both corporate and individual clients nationwide.
Our expert immigration lawyers assist organisations on all aspects of immigration, from advising on right to work and sponsorship compliance issues, through to assisting with strategic planning of the workforce mobility, working together with HR teams to achieve the business objectives in the most efficient way.
Our extensive immigration expertise in areas such as investment, working and family visas as well as settlement applications is also highly valued by our private clients.
Main Areas Of Practice
Tier 2 sponsorship
Assisting with all aspects of the sponsorship system, from advising on the sponsor licence eligibility criteria and assisting with the application process, all the way through to assistance with running of the sponsor licence to ensure continuous compliance, to include assisting with licence variations, suspensions and revocations following restructuring (acquisitions, mergers, de-mergers, TUPE).
Immigration compliance assistance
Assisting corporate clients with the day-to-day compliance issues, to include right to work checks and conditions, as well as advice regarding employees' applications.
Tier 2 General and Intra-company visa applications
Assisting individuals with the application process, starting from eligibility assessment, drafting of the required documentation, including certificates of sponsorship, and liaising with the sponsor throughout, all the way through to submission of the application on the client's behalf.
Our expert immigration lawyers advise higher educational institutions sponsoring non-EU students and staff.
Modern Slavery Act
We advise companies on the drafting of Modern Slavery Act compliance statements and training.
Applications under Appendix FM of the Immigration Rules
Assisting partners, spouses and other family members with entry clearance or leave to remain applications, starting with assessing eligibility, including sole responsibility aspects, advising on and drafting required documentation through to submission of the application on the client's behalf.
Applications under Tier 1 for investors and entrepreneurs
Advising on eligibility criteria, managing of the application process, liaising with third parties such as banks regarding the necessary documentation, through to application submission for the applicant and family if applicable.
Indefinite Leave to Enter/Remain (settlement) applications in all available routes
We help our clients make successful applications for clearance to enter the UK.
Applications under the British Nationality Act 1981
Applications for naturalisation and registration as a British citizen – managing the entire application process from eligibility assessment all the way through to application submission.
Applications for EU nationals and their families
Formerly for documents certifying residence and family permits, and presently under the EU Settlement Scheme; to include advising on issues arising from any breaks in continuity.
We advise Commonwealth nationals and their dependants on ancestry visas.
Appeals to the First and Upper Tribunal of the Immigration and Asylum Chamber
Our team assists with serving and filing claims, assisting with drafting witness statements and liaising with counsel throughout the appeals process.
Our immigration experts provide tailored and sector-specific training sessions on immigration law and compliance issues, to include email alerts covering the most topical changes to UK immigration law to help our clients stay up to date.
Our immigration lawyers have extensive experience in assisting regional and international organisations in key sectors such as technology, health, pharmaceutical, education, hospitality and finance.
Assisting a multinational company, registered Tier 2 Sponsor, whose licence had become invalidated following the company acquisition – our immigration lawyers advised regarding the compliance issues and the position of the existing sponsored employees. The assistance covered managing risks involving the breach of the sponsor duties due to failure to report as well as advising and managing the application for the new sponsor licence simultaneously.
Assisting an EU national with a permanent residence card application (going forward falling within the scope of the EU Settlement Scheme) – this included advising on the break in residence continuity. The application was successful as the issue was fully addressed in the application submitted to the Home Office.
Advising an EU National who had been resident in the UK with Indefinite Leave to Remain status for over 30 years on a successful application for naturalisation as a British citizen to include advice on evidencing UK residence.
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There have been two recent developments in relation to right to work checks that will be welcomed by employers and late applicants to the EU Settlement Scheme.Read More
The resumption of the usual methods of conducting manual right to work checks was due to resume on 21 June 2021. However, the Covid Concession for right to work checks...Read More