Immigration

Clients value the firm’s pragmatism. They are realistic and have an integrity which has won them their reputation.

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The constantly changing landscape of personal immigration demands cutting-edge legal advice and a highly responsive, speedy and personal approach. The Penningtons Manches immigration team is widely regarded as one of the UK’s leading firms for advice on both complex and straightforward personal immigration cases.

The Penningtons Manches immigration team has built a strong reputation for delivering innovative solutions and guidance to its clients. We take time to understand our clients’ needs and provide them with clear and concise advice to resolve their unique circumstances.

Whether advising on intricate and discrete solutions for high net worth and high profile individuals in the sport and entertainment sector, highly skilled employees, students or individuals with urgent problems, our team is regularly praised for 'thinking outside the box' and the personal attention we give to all our clients.

Our team is also well known for ensuring that the benefits which investors and entrepreneurs bring to the UK are considered when reviews of the immigration system are undertaken. Our ability to identify any potential problems and speak directly to senior Home Office officials to achieve a solution is one of our key strengths.

We also work closely with the firm’s family, private client and property teams to provide an integrated international service for private clients and their family members, guiding them through the whole process including relocating their families, advising on wealth management, and structuring their tax affairs. We have established contacts with firms who can assist our clients with investments, schooling, lifestyle management and property searches.

Areas of expert advice:

  • Tier 1 investor and entrepreneur visas
  • Tier 2 and 5 visas and employment solutions
  • indefinite leave to remain applications
  • UK ancestry
  • sole representative/representative of an overseas business
  • British citizenship and registration applications
  • family-based visas
  • student visas
  • visitor visas
  • re-entry bans
  • human rights applications and cases which fall outside immigration rules
  • EU/EEA – family permits, residence cards and complex EU law applications
  • appeals, reconsiderations and judicial reviews

Recent work highlights

Investor status for HNW Indian national

Steering a HNW Indian national through the changing requirements of the Immigration Rules to achieve his desired objective of investor status within his preferred timeframe.


Tier 1 visa refusal overturned

Liaising with our contacts at the Home Office to successfully overturn a Tier 1 entrepreneur refusal decision without the need to go through the appeals process.


Visa for bride’s father

Liaising with contacts at the Home Office to ensure that a previously refused visitor visa application was reconsidered within two days, enabling a father to walk his daughter down the aisle.

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Penningtons Manches LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC311575 and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. San Francisco is an associated office.

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