Corporate Immigration

UK Corporate Immigration: “Number 1 for Corporate Immigration” – Legal 500:

Magrath LLP: “A favourite firm for investment banks and Fortune 500 companies”Legal 500

Our dedicated team, led by Partners, Chris Magrath and Ben Sheldrick, provides clear, tailored and strategic immigration advice to all of our clients. The team’s excellence is been recognised by legal directory Chambers & Partners who comment on our “tremendous track record” in securing successful outcomes for our clients.

We work closely with a wide range of global corporations and multi national institutions across a wide range of industry sectors including finance and investment banking, legal services, media and information technology, engineering and construction services.

With the introduction of the Points Based System, which represented the biggest shake-up in immigration law in more than 45 years, immigration law is one of the most important and complex compliance areas for UK businesses. Our team of specialist immigration lawyers in London has expertise in all areas of UK immigration, including:

Applications made under the Points Based System:

  • Tier 1 (General) extensions, (Investor), (Entrepreneur) and (Post Study Work)
  • Tier 2 (General) and (ICT)
  • Tier 4
  • Tier 5 (Youth Mobility, Government Authorised Exchange, International Agreements)
  • Dependant applications, including spouse, unmarried partner and over age children
  • Sponsor Licence applications for employers
  • Settlement applications and Right of Abode applications
  • Business visitor visas
  • European applications
  • British Nationality applications
  • Domestic Worker applications
  • Accession Worker Card registration applications
  • Assistance with coordinated world wide migration
  • Discretionary applications made outside of the Immigration Rules

We work with our clients to ensure that all aspects of the UK regulatory framework are met and integrated within their business, through on-site training and identifying and implementing an internal strategy for compliance with Legal Right to Work laws. This includes:

  • Drafting of Assignment letters and Contracts of Employment
  • Drafting Global Mobility Policies
  • Drafting LRTW policy documents
  • Creating process flows for monitoring immigration status and preventing illegal employment
  • Creating compliance check lists
  • Developing record keeping and monitoring systems
  • Drafting HR manuals
  • Advising on recruitment processes