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, up-to-date knowledge of the law and 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 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 from sport, music, theatre, film and the entertainment industry. He regularly provides guidance to UK universities on the assistance they offer their students regarding student visas, extensions and reviews.
Ivon also advises companies on obtaining sponsorship licences, on managing their obligations to the Home Office, and on transferring workers to the UK.
With an impressive reputation in immigration law, Ivon is often approached by other solicitor firms seeking advice for their own clients, and regularly travels to attend clients in Russia, United Arab Emirates, India, China, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and the USA.
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