The UK labour market is experiencing major recruitment challenges in most sectors as the skills shortage intensifies. The pandemic caused various restrictions to travel and at the same time, Brexit increased the pool of migrant workers.

These two events happening together has caused a worker shortage when the world re-opened and in such a fast moving market with constantly changing legislation, it can be hard for those with a sponsorship licence to fully understand their sponsorship duties and responsibilities.

Our aim is to provide you with the knowledge and documentation to feel confident about your sponsorship compliance.

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Our services

Sponsorship licenses

We prepare and advise on sponsorship licence applications under various visa routes.

Visa applications

We prepare and review visa applications for business visitors, including under the skilled worker, health and care, global business mobility and temporary workers routes.

Right to work queries

We provide compliant legal advice and practical solutions to right to work queries.

Compliance audits

We can conduct immigration compliance audits on our client’s immigration systems, documents, processes and knowledge. We then work with clients to implement and action our recommendations.

Global business mobility – UK expansion worker

We can provide overseas clients with legal advice on setting up a UK branch and the options for bringing across migrant workers under the Global Business Mobility – UK Expansion route.

Training & workshops

We can provide tailored training and workshops to HR teams and key personnel on areas such as right to work checks and sponsorship duties and responsibilities.

Duties & responsibilities

We provide advice and documentation on sponsors day-to-day duties and responsibilities.

Strategic recruitment advice

We can provide strategic advice on the visa route options and help clients identify the most appropriate route for their circumstances.

Recent experience

Immigration compliance audit

We conducted an immigration compliance audit on our client in the technology sector. This highlighted various compliance concerns with their sponsorship licence processes and systems. We provided practical legal advice on how to overcome the concerns raised and we worked with the client to deliver those outcomes.

Visitor Visas

We acted for an overseas sports manufacturer who needed to deliver and install their goods to the UK after Brexit. We worked with the client to identify an appropriate visitor visa route and provide them with the necessary documentation to enable a successful UK visit.

Sponsorship licence application

We were instructed by a recruitment firm to prepare their sponsorship licence application under the skilled worker route. They had an existing employee whose visa permission was due to expire, and they wished to retain that migrant by switching them into the skilled worker category. The client’s expectations on timings, process and costs were managed throughout this project.

Global Business Mobility Visa applications

We have prepared, assisted and reviewed visa applications for senior and specialise workers, along with their dependants, under the Global Business Mobility route. It is vital that work visa applications are submitted accurately to avoid rejection and/or further delays.

Our people

Our immigration experts realise the importance of taking the time to understand your business and look to be an extension to our clients’ HR and/or recruitment teams.

Taking that approach, we have developed strong and trusting relationships, meaning you get the results and outcomes you desire with a friendly, reliable and trusted person to deal with along the way.

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What do our clients say?

Gemma helped us obtain our sponsorship licence and, since this time, has become our trusted legal adviser for all things relating to business immigration. She listens and helps us achieve our recruitment goals

Liz Tapper HR Manager, Climate Impact Partners Limited

Gemma assisted Maven with our UK sponsor license and has been a steady hand on compliance and the process. Her knowledge, insight and responsiveness helped make an otherwise challenging process straightforward

Ivy Panesar Operations Manager, Maven Search

We have worked with Gemma Robinson for a number of years, relying upon her knowledge and expertise with Immigration matters, in particular with the complex issues we face as an organisation.  She is accessible, professional and friendly. Gemma has provided an outstanding service, without her, I am uncertain how we would have navigated through the law

Elizabeth Hamilton Assoc. CIPD Human Resources Manager, PML Applications

It is a pleasure to work with Gemma. She always promptly and concisely answers our requests and questions, aiming to find solutions to our issues while ensuring our full compliance and reduction of risks. She is very patient to explain the processes and procedures, which gives us the confidence to make informed decisions.

Marina Novacki Dissenha Legal, Salt Pay Services Limited

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