Immigration support for business owners and HR professionals

Our business immigration team provides strategic advice on workforce planning and sponsoring migrants to businesses of all sizes. Our legal team also provides sponsorship licence support to HR teams.

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Helping business to meet the legal requirements when sponsoring overseas workers

Success in sponsor licence applications is determined by the information that you provide about the business and whether your organisation has passed a pre-registration audit (if selected). Even if you are successful in obtaining a sponsor licence, you must comply with a set of sponsorship duties. Our immigration lawyers are able to assist you to apply for a sponsor licence and provide you with ongoing support.

Our sponsor licence services:

Renew or apply for a sponsor licence

Since the sponsor licence regime began in 2008, we have been advising organisations of all sizes to apply for a sponsor licence, add additional sub-categories to their licence, and to renew their existing sponsor licence. Our business immigration lawyers will work with you to compile the evidence in support of the sponsor licence application and handle the application process.

Sponsor licence compliance and management

Our immigration lawyers will review your policies and procedures to ensure that you are compliant with your sponsor licence duties and policies for right to work checks. We can also be retained to carry out functions of a Level 1 User on your sponsor licence.

Challenging a sponsor licence refusal, suspension or revocation

A sponsor licence refusal, suspension or revocation occurs when the Home Office has a concern about an organisation’s ability to comply with their sponsorship duties. However, they do get it wrong and we have successfully challenged poor decision making. Obtaining legal advice early is important due to the consequences you and any sponsored workers may face.

On-site mock audits

UKVI can visit sponsor licence holders to assess their compliance. Our business immigration lawyers can conduct mock audits (both on-site and remotely) to help you prepare for UKVI audits. As part of this we audit your HR practices and policies and interview those involved in your sponsor licence management and recruitment. A written report is then produced outlining your strengths as well as areas requiring improvement.

Immigration law training

Our business immigration team is able to provide tailored training for their clients and can carry out these sessions in-person or remotely. Popular training includes: ‘How to carry out right to work checks’, ‘How to apply for a sponsor licence’, and ‘Sponsor licence compliance and preparing for UKVI visits’.

Challenging employer civil penalties

We have advised a number of employers who have successfully challenged a civil penalty notice. We can help you review the Home Office case and advise on the merits of objecting. If required, we can draft representations in response to an information request or as part of your objection to the notice, we can also put forward mitigating factors.

Skilled worker sponsorship

Our immigration lawyers have significant experience of advising businesses on the sponsorship process for skilled workers. Our business immigration lawyers advise on the requirements to issue a certificate of sponsorship to the worker and then in turn advise the worker with the requirements with the skilled worker visa application.

Assisting businesses and entrepreneurs to set-up in the UK

As part of our business immigration services, our business immigration lawyers regularly advise entrepreneurs and businesses who are looking to establish a presence in the UK.

Why choose Paragon Law?

  • Adaptable. Regardless of the size of your business our business immigration lawyers are able to adapt their approach to suit your needs. For instance, some businesses may be best suited to outsourcing functions and processes to our team, but others may be better working collaboratively with us.

  • We build long-term relationships and get to know our client’s business, objectives and requirements. We provide ongoing support, legal updates and strategic advice when there is a change in the law. 

  • We are knowledgeable and have a deep understanding of the sponsor licence process. We remain up-to-date with changes in law and policy and always communicate this to our clients.

I’ve worked with Paragon Law across three different businesses. Regardless of the size and importance, the service is the same with no compromise. The team is able to pick up if one person is out.

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Meet Kirin Abbas

Kirin Abbas

Kirin Abbas

Director and Solicitor, Business Immigration

Kirin Abbas is a founder and director at Paragon Law. Kirin advises exclusively on sponsor licence applications, sponsorship of skilled workers and sponsor licence applications. Her work in business immigration has been recognised by peers, clients and legal directories such as the Legal 500. Clients value that Kirin is approachable, provides precise and quick advice. Kirin has worked closely with organisations in sectors as diverse as technology, sports, engineering, higher education, health care and food manufacturing.

We sought advice from Paragon Law when making applications for a sponsor licence, certificate of sponsorship and visa application (for a student to move to a Skilled Worker general). We were successful in our application and this is entirely due to the support given to us. The service was really personal and made a very daunting process manageable. Their advice was clear and accessible and we never felt hurried. I couldn’t recommend this firm highly enough.

Frequently asked questions

How do you assess your fees?

We understand that no two clients are the same, and so, there cannot be one fee that is applied to all cases. Therefore, we do not charge for an initial consultation. This consultation allows you to explain your objectives, allows us to assess your options, if the legal requirements will be met and if you require us to manage the application or if you require advisory services. After the initial consultation we will advise clearly on our fixed fee approach and inform you of this in writing.

How do I arrange a consultation?

To arrange a consultation with one of our business immigration lawyers you can either complete the enquiry form below or email us at [email protected]. We will be in touch with you to arrange a meeting with one of our business immigration solicitors. Depending on your preference the initial consultation will either be a video or telephone call.

What makes Paragon Law different from other immigration law firms?

Paragon Law is one of the UK’s  largest and longest established immigration law firms. We have assisted businesses of all sizes to apply for a sponsor licence and remain compliant in their sponsorship duties. We are a safe, knowledgeable law firm with a proven track record. 

Find out more about our fees

Our fees reflect the service required and the complexities of the case. For a tailored quote please consult one of our immigration lawyers. As an immigration law firm, we offer our clients an initial consultation with an immigration lawyer in order to get more detail about your case.

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Every client is different in terms of their requirements. There is no one price or service that fits all. We tailor our advice for each client. Please complete the form below and in turn a business immigration lawyer will be in touch to discuss how we can work together.