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Welcome to Paragon Law

One of the largest specialist immigration law firms in the UK

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Choose your service which best suits your needs:

Business immigration

Personal immigration

Universities & Schools

Sponsoring Skilled Workers

Regardless of your sector, size or location, our immigration solicitors specialise in helping your business sponsor skilled workers and ensure your business stays compliant with sponsorship duties.

Setting Up Business in the UK

Our immigration lawyers support your business through the entire visa process. This could be the UK Expansion Worker route, transferring senior or specialist workers, or setting up a new business in the UK.

EU-UK Trade

Our legal team provide expert advice to many EU nationals and businesses throughout the UK. Advising on both short-term business visitor visas, permitted activities allowed in the UK and advice on longer-term assignments in the UK.

Working in the UK

By assessing your skills and or business background, our specialist immigration lawyers can advise you on the best visa options for you to work or to set up business in the UK.

Individuals and Families

Our expert immigration lawyers support clients with spouse and partner applications, British citizenship and other visas that allow you to stay in, or visit the UK.

Asylum and Human Rights

Our asylum lawyers offer expert advice and assistance to people fleeing persecution and wish to seek asylum in the UK. We are also able to assist individuals who are at risk of being deported from the UK to remain in the UK.

Institutions and Staff

Our immigration solicitors advise universities and private schools on how to navigate complex immigration rules, including staff sponsorship compliance and student immigration compliance.

International Students

Our immigration lawyers work with universities and international students, offering solutions for post-study visa options to live and work in the UK.

Why work with Paragon Law?

  • Experienced. Our immigration solicitors and caseworkers are highly regarded and respected in the field of immigration law and are well-equipped to deal with any query with an immigration law-angle. 

  • Specialist. We focus entirely on immigration law and UK visas. Our lawyers specialise in one of our three core services, enabling them to become a true expert in what they do.

  • Track record. With over two decades specialising in immigration law, we have a long history of successful cases and ongoing relationships with our clients, peers and external experts.  

  • People. Our people are passionate about their work and provide a supportive and empathetic service which is reflective of our company culture and values. By learning, developing, staying up-to-date our people achieve their full potential and positive outcomes for our clients.

This immigration law powerhouse is best known for handling complex and high-profile cases. The lawyers are admired for their hard work and dedication to clients. They push and push and never take no for an answer.

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Our People

Thalej Vasishta

Director and Solicitor
Corporate Immigration
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Thal Vasishta is the founder and managing director of Paragon Law and is one of the UK’s leading immigration lawyers. 

He has been specialising in business immigration since 1996. Thal works with some of the UK’s largest companies and niche businesses, advising them on their legal requirements with regard to employing skilled foreign nationals and also advises overseas companies looking to invest in the UK.

Thal Vasishta

Kirin Abbas

Director and Solicitor
Corporate Immigration
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Kirin Abbas is a joint founder and director at Paragon Law whose work within business immigration has been recognised by the leading legal directories, the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners.

For over two decades Kirin has been assisting education providers, international students, and businesses to navigate the UK’s immigration laws.

Kirin Abbas

Deirdre Sheahan

Director and Solicitor
Asylum and Human Rights
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Deirdre Sheahan is a director at Paragon Law and is one of the UK’s leading asylum and human rights lawyers.

Deirdre has been practicing in the area of asylum and human rights for over 15 years. Her contribution to asylum and human rights in the UK has led to changes in law at both a national and European level.

Deirdre Sheahan

Emma Okenyi

Director and Solicitor
Personal Immigration
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Emma Okenyi is a director and solicitor in Paragon Law’s Personal and Family Immigration department.

Emma has extensive experience in many aspects of UK immigration, but in particular specialises in family and private life applications and complex nationality matters. During her career Emma played an instrumental role in setting up a monthly pro-bono immigration advice surgery at Nottingham Citizens Advice.

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James Firman

Practice Director
Operations
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James Firman is the Practice Director at Paragon Law.

In 2021 James was named the Practice Manager of the Year by the Nottinghamshire Law Society. James is responsible for the everyday operations of the firm, overseeing core functions such as compliance, IT, HR and administration.

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