Immigration Services
For UK Employers

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Immigration issues now affect nearly all businesses and successfully navigating the UK’s immigration system to recruit key talent is critical. The current UK labour shortages are showing no sign of easing and many businesses are turning to overseas recruitment as a solution. However, UK immigration law is ever-changing and complex, with many employers not knowing which way to turn.

At AfterAthena, our team of immigration lawyers (who are also employment law experts) can help and support you in recruiting skilled workers from overseas. Our experienced team provides practical, strategic immigration advice to multinational businesses, from start-ups to SMEs and major PLCs.

Areas of focus

We provide advice across the following key areas:

  • obtaining and maintaining sponsor licences (to recruit and employ skilled workers in the UK)
  • right to work checks and the prevention of illegal working (including right to work audits and pre-licence audits)
  • Certificate of sponsorship applications
  • compliance with ongoing sponsor licence duties
  • supporting applications for immigration permission (particularly skilled worker visas, for the main applicant and dependants)
  • procedures and policies for immigration compliance
  • employment issues relating to the recruitment and employment of overseas workers
  • dealing and advising upon sponsor licence revocation and downgrading
  • training HR teams on all aspects of immigration and right to work compliance
  • advising on the immigration aspects of corporate transactions (mergers, acquisitions, TUPE)
Employment solicitor advising a UK employer

Who you'll be working with

Angela Barnes

Head of Business Immigration

Roxanne Buckley

Associate Solicitor

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