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At Healys Solicitors our specialist Immigration Lawyers, based in London and Brighton, have years of experience in dealing with all types of visa applications.

Our bi-lingual specialist immigration solicitors are experts in the field and offer a comprehensive legal advice as a standard. The Team has experience of dealing with clients from all over the world and will ensure any application meets the legal requirements for entry into the United Kingdom. We offer a Free discussion to review your case over the phone and if you decide to choose us we offer a Fixed Price service so you won’t get any nasty surprises from us. You can see how we have helped our clients by visiting the case studies section.

Business Immigration

We offer a specialist business immigration service for those corporate clients who wish to recruit non EU nationals to work in the UK; transfer existing employees to a UK subsidiary; start a business or invest in an established UK business. Our specialist services include:

  • Tier 1 – entrepreneurs
  • Tier 2 – sponsor licences
  • Tier 2 – general visas
  • Tier 4 – student visas
  • Tier 5 – temporary workers
  • Sole representatives of overseas businesses
  • UK ancestry visas

Personal Immigration

Healys Solicitors specialises in all areas of UK Immigration and Nationality Law. Our services extend from lodging an initial application with the relevant immigration authorities through to appeal, where necessary, making ours, a comprehensive “one-stop” service for our clients. Our services include:

  • Investors, entrepreneurs and the highly skilled
  • Fiancé, spousal & children visas
  • Visitors (all categories)
  • Complex personal immigration matters and concessions outside of the rules
  • Refusals, deportations and judicial reviews
  • EEA residence & permanent residence
  • Indefinite leave to remain
  • Applications for British citizenship
  • International adoption and surrogacy
  • UK ancestry

Client Services

We take pride in the partnerships we forge with our clients and our ability to anticipate our clients’ needs allows us to offer them commercial solutions to legal problems.

Many of the Team’s clients come from organisations from all over the world that are spread across many industries including media, technology, financial services, sport, hospitality and retail. We also have relationships with some of the UK’s largest law firms, supporting them with their employees and their clients.

As well as the full range of immigration services, when you use Healys Solicitors we can offer individuals and businesses:

  • Fixed fees
  • Updates from our team on important law changes
  • Training provided by immigration specialists
  • Business planning and advice from our team
  • Priority services for specific applications
  • Maintenance of expatriate records for renewal
  • Senior level of Home Office contracts

Healys Solicitors’ Immigration Team are a part of a wider International Team which operates International Desks covering India & Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and the MENA region, Brazil and Portugal, Nigeria, Italy and Malta and Cyprus and Greece.

We are also registered with the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association. For more information on our services or to have a free discussion on your case, contact us today.

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Immigration Law capabilities
Immigration Law experiences
  • Healys regularly assists clients in applying for and maintaining sponsor licences, providing training to staff in relation to sponsor duties and responsibilities, undertaking compliance audits of company systems and processes and assisting clients in the submission of necessary reports and updates to the Home Office. We have successfully challenged Home Office decisions to suspend sponsor licences and civil penalty fines and been able to have licences reinstated. We currently work for a specialist care home in relation to its Tier 2 licence and have successfully assisted the sponsor in urgently being allocated additional certificates of sponsorship (following an initial Home Office refusal of a request submitted by the sponsor without legal representation) to enable it to recruit specialist nurses trained in nursing those with neurological injury/damage/disease; a current UK shortage occupation.
  • Our client is a businesswoman, who wanted to enter the UK as a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) in order to invest in an existing business. We assisted our client with introducing her to our contacts in order to find her the right business in which to invest in, in accordance with her qualifications/experience and advised her on the whole procedure. Once having done so, we prepared our client’s application with supporting relevant documentation in order to meet the Immigration Rules. Our client was subsequently granted Entry Clearance into the UK as a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur). Shortly after our client had been in the UK, she instructed us that she wished for her spouse and children to join her in the UK. We assisted our client in the preparation of her dependants’ applications, which were later granted, and our client’s family entered the UK in order to join her.
  • Our client is a successful businessman, who wanted to enter the UK as a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) in order to incorporate his own business in the UK, which would procure raw hides from Europe and UK, process them in the UK and resell them to an international clientele. We assisted our client with the preparation of his application as well as preparing the applications on his dependants’ behalf in order to join him in the UK. Our client was later granted entry clearance into the UK, in order to establish his business, along with his dependents.
  • We currently provide a bespoke service to a particular investor who, following a successful switch from Tier 2 (General) to Tier 1 (Investor) status, wants follow up ad hoc advice regarding the maintenance of her Tier 1 (Investor) status and quarterly review of her managed portfolio, to give her peace of mind that her status is being looked after throughout so as to put her in the best position to successfully extend her visa on its expiry.
  • We assisted our client to prepare an EEA PR application. As a result of Brexit we have advised a number of clients wishing to apply for permanent residence. Our client is an EU national who has been exercising EU rights of free movement as a qualified person for more 5 years. We completed the EEA PR form and collected documents that supported their application. The application was granted in February 2017.
  • Our clients are Zimbabwean nationals. In 2013 they were granted 3 years extension of their Discretionary Leave to remain in the UK because at that time Zimbabwe was refusing to take back their nationals who no longer had leave to remain the UK. We advised our clients in their applications in 2013. In 2016 our clients had accumulated 6 years of Discretionary Leave and were therefore eligible to apply for permanent residence in the UK. We obtained documents from our clients to support the private and family life that they had been enjoying in the UK for the past 3 years. We completed and submitted the application. Our clients were finally granted indefinite leave to remain in the UK.
Immigration Law insights
  • Hard Or Soft Brexit – What are risks that UK companies should consider

    7th December 2017

    There has been a great deal of uncertainty and animosity between the UK and the EU, since the UK declared its intention to leave the EU following the referendum in March 2017. Because of this neither, side is willing to commit to firm promises of what the new relationship between the UK and EU will look like post Brexit. What I can describe (in my view)  is the likely regimes of either a withdrawal  agreement reached or one where there is no agreement. Continue reading »

  • The First Tier Tribunal Provides Guidance On Withdrawal of an Appeal

    27th September 2017

    When I have been faced with the prospect of a case not going our way, I have advised clients that they should consider withdrawing an appeal and reapplying rather than having a negative decision that could be adverse to the client in future applications. This is even more so where the court casts doubts about the credibility of the appellant, documentary evidence  or witnesses that support the appellant’s case. Continue reading »

  • “A Fair And Serious Offer”, But Is It?

    23rd June 2017

    The ‘fair and serious offer’ for anxious EU nationals living in the UK from Prime Minister Theresa May is neither and presents nothing new. Furthermore, it will leave many with the same uncertainty as they currently face. Continue reading »

Immigration Law awards
  • Legal 500 2017 - Human Resources: Immigration – ranked: Tier 3 (London) - “Healys LLP’s ‘excellent’ offering acts for high-net-worth individuals, and regularly advises individuals from the sports, music, theatre, film and entertainment industries. It also advises UK Universities on student visas, extensions and reviews, and advises companies on sponsorship licences. Department head Ivon Sampson ‘is willing to fight for clients’. Omar Shams, who heads the Middle East department, advises businesses and high-net-worth individuals on entry into the UK.”
  • Legal 500 2016 - Human Resources: Immigration – ranked: other recommended firm
Immigration Law news
  • Uber Has Lost Its Appeal

    10th November 2017

    In 2016 the Employment Tribunal decided that Uber drivers were entitled to workers’ rights, such as holiday pay, paid rest breaks and the minimum wage.

    Uber appealed to the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT), arguing its drivers were self-employed and under no obligation to use its booking app. Continue reading »

  • Rights Of EU Citizens Post Brexit.

    The government today has published a new document which sets the rights of EU Citizens post Brexit. It appears to be aimed at smoothing  the path to open talks on trade with the EU Brexit negotiating team rather than reassuring EU citizens in the UK. Continue reading »