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Shalini Agarwal
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Shalini Agarwal was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Shalini Agarwal

In Se Legal
  • Location:
    London, United Kingdom
  • Practice Areas:
    Immigration Law
Peter R. Alfandary
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Peter R. Alfandary was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Peter R. Alfandary

Reed Smith LLP
  • Location:
    London, United Kingdom
  • Practice Areas:
    Immigration Law
Nick Armstrong
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Nick Armstrong was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Nick Armstrong

Matrix Chambers Limited
  • Location:
    London, United Kingdom
  • Practice Areas:
    Immigration Law
Navita Atreya
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Navita Atreya was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Navita Atreya

Garden Court Chambers
  • Location:
    London, United Kingdom
  • Practice Areas:
    Immigration Law
Tim Barnden
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Tim Barnden was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Tim Barnden

Bates Wells
  • Location:
    London, United Kingdom
  • Practice Areas:
    Immigration Law
Liz Barratt
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Liz Barratt was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Liz Barratt

Bindmans LLP
  • Location:
    London, United Kingdom
  • Practice Areas:
    Immigration Law
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  • Location:
    London, United Kingdom
  • Practice Areas:
    Immigration Law
Peter Bartram
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Peter Bartram was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Peter Bartram

Pahl & Associates
  • Location:
    London, United Kingdom
  • Practice Areas:
    Immigration Law
Monica Carss-Frisk QC
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Monica Carss-Frisk QC was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Monica Carss-Frisk QC

Blackstone Chambers
  • Location:
    London, United Kingdom
  • Practice Areas:
    Administrative and Public Law Employment Law Immigration Law
Nichola Carter
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Nichola Carter was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Nichola Carter

Carter Thomas Solicitors
  • Location:
    London, United Kingdom
  • Practice Areas:
    Immigration Law
Rebecca Chapman
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Rebecca Chapman was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Rebecca Chapman

Garden Court Chambers
  • Location:
    London, United Kingdom
  • Practice Areas:
    Immigration Law
Louis Charalambous
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Louis Charalambous was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Louis Charalambous

Simons Muirhead & Burton LLP
  • Location:
    London, United Kingdom
  • Practice Areas:
    Immigration Law Human Rights Law Defamation Law
David Chirico
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David Chirico was awarded 2021 "Lawyer of the Year" in Elasticsearch.PracticeArea

David Chirico

1 Pump Court Chambers
  • Location:
    London, United Kingdom
  • Practice Areas:
    Immigration Law
Kathryn Cronin
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Kathryn Cronin was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Kathryn Cronin

Garden Court Chambers
  • Location:
    London, United Kingdom
  • Practice Areas:
    Immigration Law
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  • Location:
    London, United Kingdom
  • Practice Areas:
    Immigration Law
Laura Dubinsky
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Laura Dubinsky was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Laura Dubinsky

Doughty Street Chambers
  • Location:
    London, United Kingdom
  • Practice Areas:
    Immigration Law
Annette Elder
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Annette Elder was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Annette Elder

Elder Rahimi Solicitors
  • Location:
    London, United Kingdom
  • Practice Areas:
    Immigration Law
Laurie Fransman QC
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Laurie Fransman QC was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Laurie Fransman QC

Garden Court Chambers
  • Location:
    London, United Kingdom
  • Practice Areas:
    Immigration Law
Eric Fripp
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Eric Fripp was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Eric Fripp

Lamb Building
  • Location:
    London, United Kingdom
  • Practice Areas:
    Immigration Law
Manjit Singh Gill QC
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Manjit Singh Gill QC was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Manjit Singh Gill QC

No5 Chambers
  • Location:
    London, United Kingdom
  • Practice Areas:
    Immigration Law
Lisa Giovannetti QC
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Lisa Giovannetti QC was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Lisa Giovannetti QC

39 Essex Chambers LLP
  • Location:
    London, United Kingdom
  • Practice Areas:
    Immigration Law
Wesley Gryk
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Wesley Gryk was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Wesley Gryk

Wesley Gryk Solicitors LLP
  • Location:
    London, United Kingdom
  • Practice Areas:
    Immigration Law
Elspeth Guild
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Elspeth Guild was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Elspeth Guild

Kingsley Napley LLP
  • Location:
    London, United Kingdom
  • Practice Areas:
    Immigration Law
Michael Hanley
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Michael Hanley was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Michael Hanley

Wilson Solicitors LLP
  • Location:
    London, United Kingdom
  • Practice Areas:
    Immigration Law
Tony Haque
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Tony Haque was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Tony Haque

Baker McKenzie LLP
  • Location:
    London, United Kingdom
  • Practice Areas:
    Immigration Law
Stephanie Harrison QC
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Stephanie Harrison QC was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Stephanie Harrison QC

Garden Court Chambers
  • Location:
    London, United Kingdom
  • Practice Areas:
    Immigration Law Human Rights Law
Philip Haywood
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Philip Haywood was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Philip Haywood

Doughty Street Chambers
  • Location:
    London, United Kingdom
  • Practice Areas:
    Immigration Law
Mark Henderson
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Mark Henderson was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Mark Henderson

Doughty Street Chambers
  • Location:
    London, United Kingdom
  • Practice Areas:
    Immigration Law
Kehrela M. Hodkinson
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Kehrela M. Hodkinson was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Kehrela M. Hodkinson

Hodkinson Law Group
  • Location:
    London, United Kingdom
  • Practice Areas:
    Immigration Law
Louise Hooper
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Louise Hooper was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Louise Hooper

Garden Court Chambers
  • Location:
    London, United Kingdom
  • Practice Areas:
    Immigration Law
Alison Hunter
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Alison Hunter was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Alison Hunter

Wesley Gryk Solicitors LLP
  • Location:
    London, United Kingdom
  • Practice Areas:
    Immigration Law
Raza Husain QC
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Raza Husain QC was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Raza Husain QC

Matrix Chambers Limited
  • Location:
    London, United Kingdom
  • Practice Areas:
    Immigration Law Human Rights Law Administrative and Public Law
Shivani Jegarajah
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Shivani Jegarajah was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Shivani Jegarajah

Justitia Chambers
  • Location:
    London, United Kingdom
  • Practice Areas:
    Immigration Law
David Jones
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David Jones was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

David Jones

Garden Court Chambers
  • Location:
    London, United Kingdom
  • Practice Areas:
    Immigration Law
Peter Jorro
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Peter Jorro was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Peter Jorro

Garden Court Chambers
  • Location:
    London, United Kingdom
  • Practice Areas:
    Immigration Law
Ranjiv Khubber
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Ranjiv Khubber was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Ranjiv Khubber

1 Pump Court Chambers
  • Location:
    London, United Kingdom
  • Practice Areas:
    Immigration Law
Samantha Knights QC
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Samantha Knights QC was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Samantha Knights QC

Matrix Chambers Limited
  • Location:
    London, United Kingdom
  • Practice Areas:
    Immigration Law
Janice Leggett
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Janice Leggett was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Janice Leggett

Birketts LLP
  • Location:
    Chelmsford, United Kingdom
  • Practice Areas:
    Immigration Law
Patrick Lewis
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Patrick Lewis was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Patrick Lewis

Garden Court Chambers
  • Location:
    London, United Kingdom
  • Practice Areas:
    Immigration Law
Jawaid Luqmani
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Jawaid Luqmani was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Jawaid Luqmani

Luqmani Thompson & Partners
  • Location:
    London, United Kingdom
  • Practice Areas:
    Immigration Law
Chris Magrath
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Chris Magrath was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Chris Magrath

Magrath Sheldrick LLP
  • Location:
    London, United Kingdom
  • Practice Areas:
    Immigration Law
Sonali Naik QC
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Sonali Naik QC was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Sonali Naik QC

Garden Court Chambers
  • Location:
    London, United Kingdom
  • Practice Areas:
    Immigration Law
Barry O'Leary
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Barry O'Leary was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Barry O'Leary

Wesley Gryk Solicitors LLP
  • Location:
    London, United Kingdom
  • Practice Areas:
    Immigration Law
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  • Location:
    London, United Kingdom
  • Practice Areas:
    Immigration Law
Lord David Pannick QC
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Lord David Pannick QC was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Lord David Pannick QC

Blackstone Chambers
  • Location:
    London, United Kingdom
  • Practice Areas:
    Professional Malpractice Litigation Immigration Law Administrative and Public Law Human Rights Law Sports Law Competition Law
Nicolas Rollason
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Nicolas Rollason was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Nicolas Rollason

Kingsley Napley LLP
  • Location:
    London, United Kingdom
  • Practice Areas:
    Immigration Law
Duran Seddon
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Duran Seddon was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Duran Seddon

Garden Court Chambers
  • Location:
    London, United Kingdom
  • Practice Areas:
    Immigration Law
Ben Sheldrick
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Ben Sheldrick was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Ben Sheldrick

Magrath Sheldrick LLP
  • Location:
    London, United Kingdom
  • Practice Areas:
    Immigration Law
Hugh Southey QC
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Hugh Southey QC was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Hugh Southey QC

Matrix Chambers Limited
  • Location:
    London, United Kingdom
  • Practice Areas:
    Human Rights Law Immigration Law
Alison Stanley
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Alison Stanley was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Alison Stanley

Bindmans LLP
  • Location:
    London, United Kingdom
  • Practice Areas:
    Immigration Law
Sally Thompson
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Sally Thompson was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Sally Thompson

Luqmani Thompson & Partners
  • Location:
    London, United Kingdom
  • Practice Areas:
    Immigration Law
Ronan Toal
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Ronan Toal was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Ronan Toal

Garden Court Chambers
  • Location:
    London, United Kingdom
  • Practice Areas:
    Immigration Law
Philip Trott
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Philip Trott was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Philip Trott

Bates Wells
  • Location:
    London, United Kingdom
  • Practice Areas:
    Immigration Law
Nita Nicole Upadhye
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Nita Nicole Upadhye was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Nita Nicole Upadhye

NNU Immigration Limited
  • Location:
    London, United Kingdom
  • Practice Areas:
    Immigration Law
Stefan Vnuk
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Stefan Vnuk was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Stefan Vnuk

Lupins Immigration Solicitors Ltd
  • Location:
    Wembley, United Kingdom
  • Practice Areas:
    Immigration Law
John Walsh
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John Walsh was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

John Walsh

Doughty Street Chambers
  • Location:
    London, United Kingdom
  • Practice Areas:
    Immigration Law
David John Webb
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David John Webb was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

David John Webb

DJ Webb & Co Solicitors
  • Location:
    London, United Kingdom
  • Practice Areas:
    Immigration Law
Amanda Weston QC
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Amanda Weston QC was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Amanda Weston QC

Garden Court Chambers
  • Location:
    London, United Kingdom
  • Practice Areas:
    Immigration Law

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Practice Area Definition

Immigration Law Definition

Global movement is on the rise, with living, working, and studying abroad now more the norm than the exception. As one of the world’s most popular destinations, the UK must balance effective immigration control against attracting inward talent and investment.

The Home Office governs immigration to the UK, through UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI). The UKVI supports the Home Office’s priorities of securing the UK’s borders, controlling entry, cutting crime, and protecting UK citizens from terrorism, through close scrutiny of applications and through their exercise of powers to refuse applicants deemed unsuitable for entry.

With the exception of some short-term visitors who can seek entry to the UK on arrival at a UK port, most non-EU nationals seeking to visit, study, work, join family, invest, or establish a business in the UK will be required to apply for leave to enter the UK through the UKVI before travelling to the UK. Lawyers assist clients with demonstrating that they meet the requirements of published (and oft revised) rules.

Immigration law can be viewed in five categories, with much crossover:

(1)                Corporate and business-related immigration applications, including applications by businesses to be granted ‘Sponsor’ status (with stringent compliance obligations) to obtain employment permission for new hires and overseas employees or to establish sole representatives in the UK

(2)                Personal immigration, including visitors; Tier 1 Investors; Entrepreneurs and the Exceptionally Talented; Tier 4 Students; and Tier 5 schemes

(3)                Family-related immigration for family members of UK citizens, including partners and    children

(4)                Those seeking refugee status or humanitarian protection

(5)                EU rights of free movement and establishment in the UK, which can extend to non-EU family members of EU nationals

UK practitioners tend to either focus solely on immigration or on immigration as part of a broader employment practice. Immigration is recognised as a specialised area of law due to the complexity of related legislation and policies. Potential bans on entry create a strong burden on the individual or business to get applications right the first time, as refusals carry reputational risk and create practical hardship. Obligations continue once in the UK, and failure to comply with the terms on which leave is granted can lead to civil, criminal, and financial penalties for businesses and individuals alike.

Global movement is on the rise, with living, working, and studying abroad now more the norm than the exception. As one of the world’s most popular destinations, the UK must balance effective immigration control against attracting inward talent and investment.

The Home Office governs immigration to the UK, through UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI). The UKVI supports the Home Office’s priorities of securing the UK’s borders, controlling entry, cutting crime, and protecting UK citizens from terrorism, through close scrutiny of applications and through their exercise of powers to refuse applicants deemed unsuitable for entry.

With the exception of some short-term visitors who can seek entry to the UK on arrival at a UK port, most non-EU nationals seeking to visit, study, work, join family, invest, or establish a business in the UK will be required to apply for leave to enter the UK through the UKVI before travelling to the UK. Lawyers assist clients with demonstrating that they meet the requirements of published (and oft revised) rules.

Immigration law can be viewed in five categories, with much crossover:

(1)                Corporate and business-related immigration applications, including applications by businesses to be granted ‘Sponsor’ status (with stringent compliance obligations) to obtain employment permission for new hires and overseas employees or to establish sole representatives in the UK

(2)                Personal immigration, including visitors; Tier 1 Investors; Entrepreneurs and the Exceptionally Talented; Tier 4 Students; and Tier 5 schemes

(3)                Family-related immigration for family members of UK citizens, including partners and    children

(4)                Those seeking refugee status or humanitarian protection

(5)                EU rights of free movement and establishment in the UK, which can extend to non-EU family members of EU nationals

UK practitioners tend to either focus solely on immigration or on immigration as part of a broader employment practice. Immigration is recognised as a specialised area of law due to the complexity of related legislation and policies. Potential bans on entry create a strong burden on the individual or business to get applications right the first time, as refusals carry reputational risk and create practical hardship. Obligations continue once in the UK, and failure to comply with the terms on which leave is granted can lead to civil, criminal, and financial penalties for businesses and individuals alike.