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Executive immigration

The UK’s immigration structure continues to change dramatically. As a result there is a significant increase in the potential for employers to encounter difficulties in bringing specialist migrant workers in to the UK and to face criminal and civil penalties for noncompliance with evolving legislation.

It is vital that employers are proactive in terms of reviewing their policies and procedures to ensure that the appropriate checks and balances are put in place during the recruitment process and throughout the employee life cycle. Whether you are an employer with an existing sponsor licence or looking to obtain a licence with a view to make an international hire Eversheds Sutherland can help manage your risks and support you with the day to day rigour of being a sponsor.

International Assignments

In an increasingly global workplace employees are moving around the world to meet business needs. Our team is also well versed in supporting international assignments and business visits across the globe. We will work with our international network to project manage your assignment ensuring you remain compliant with immigration law whatever the jurisdiction. We believe in a single point of contact so that you always know who to speak to throughout the life of your assignment.

How we can help

Our team of business immigration lawyers are expert in both immigration and employment issues and are therefore well placed to support employers through the appropriate immigration and employment aspects of the transfer or recruitment of employees from outside the EEA.

Our aim is to work with employers to provide an immigration solution which meets operational needs and legal obligations. Our specialist team, having worked closely with the Home Office in the development of the Points Based Immigration System is ideally placed to support employers in this area. We can offer a wide range of support in the following areas:

  • outsourced visa and sponsorship management solutions
  • tailored training
  • sponsor Licence application support
  • live and mock audit support
  • critical support when things go wrong

View our steps to preparing for unannounced UKVI inspections


Making sense of Brexit - The implications for global mobility

Our new guide to the implications of Brexit for global mobility summarises the practical steps employers can take, and outlines the type of support which our team of global mobility lawyers can provide.

Contact us

Diane Gilhooley, Partner

  • Global Head of Employment, Labor and Pensions, and Global Co-Head of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)
  • +44 161 831 8151
  • E-mail Diane Gilhooley

Audrey Elliott, Partner

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