Immigration law is both complex and continuously in flux. The Home Office has over the last 3 years made annual major changes to UK immigration law.
With Ivon’s experience and up to date knowledge of the law and his understanding of the mind-set of the Home Office, he is able to focus on the issues and prepare the client’s application in a way which maximises the client’s prospects of success.
Ivon trained at O’Keefe Solicitors which at that time was one of the largest and probably the most well regarded immigration law firms in London.
Ivon’s clients are primarily high net worth individuals, individuals from the sports, music, theatre, films and entertainment industry. He also advises UK Universities to assist their students to obtain student visas, obtain extensions and advise on reviews. Ivon also advises companies who wish to obtain sponsorship licences, manage the obligations the companies have to the Home Office, and companies that wish to transfer workers to the UK.
As well as advising clients in the UK, Ivon regularly travels to attend client’s in Russia, United Arab Emirates, India, China, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and the USA.
Ivon’s reputation in immigration law is so well regarded that other solicitor firms often approach him to advise their own clients.
Ivon and Healys helped our company to obtain the necessary visas for our employee to set up a branch office in the UK. We encountered a number of problems with regard to the limited documents we had. Ivon helped our company to navigate through the complex requirements of UK immigration requirements. Healys provided a first rate service and made the whole immigration process as painless as possible. I can highly recommend Healys who provided a first rate service to our company."
The specific areas of Ivon’s expertise are as follows:
Tier 1 visa – Investors, entrepreneurs and migrants with desirable professional skills
Tier 2 visa – Skilled workers with an offer of employment
Intra company transfer applications
Tier 4 visa students and student visa refusal/reviews
Business visitor’s visa
Spousal visa applications and appeals
Elderly dependant visas (Para 317 applications)
Entry clearance applications for children with British parents
Settlement in the UK
Employers prosecutions for employing illegal workers
Art 8 ECHR applications (Human Rights)
Appeals before First Tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal
Judicial Review applications
Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants
Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association