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Working in the UK

If you are interested in working in the UK then our business immigration lawyers are able to provide practical support and immigration advice to enable you to gain a UK work visa.

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The immigration law advisors for global talent

Our team of award winning business immigration solicitors possess extensive experience in assisting global talent to come and work in the UK. Whatever the UK work visa, our immigration lawyers are able to offer tailored advice and assistance.

UK Work Visas:

Skilled Worker Visa

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.

Global Talent Visa

You may be eligible to apply for the Global Talent visa if you are a leader or emerging leader in the fields of science, engineering, architecture, medicine, fashion, arts and culture, digital technology, or film. Applying for an endorsement and gathering the required evidence can be complex which is why we recommend speaking to a legal expert first.

International Sportsperson Visa

The International Sportsperson visa is for elite sports people and coaches. Your sport’s governing body must endorse your application and you must have a UK sponsor. Our immigration lawyers are able to advise individuals and sports clubs with the sponsorship, endorsement and visa application process. 

The Graduate Route Visa

If you are an international student who has recently graduated from an approved educational institution in the UK then you may be able to apply for a Graduate Route visa. The Graduate Route visa will enable you to work or set-up a business in the UK.

High Potential Individual Visa

If you have graduated from an overseas university that featured on the Global Universities list at the time of your graduation then you may be eligible to apply for the High Potential visa. This visa allows you to work without sponsorship or be self-employed in the UK. 

Youth Mobility Scheme Visa

The Youth Mobility visa allows individuals aged between 18 and 30 years old from eligible countries and territories to come to the UK to 'experience life in the UK'. Individuals with this visa can live and work in the UK.

Innovator Founder Visa

If you are an experienced entrepreneur, your business proposal will need to be endorsed by an approved endorsing body and you will be required to show investment funds (unless extending your visa). Speak to our business immigration lawyers to see if you are eligible to apply for an Innovator Founder visa.

Start-up Visa

The Start-Up visa is for people who are seeking to establish a new business in the UK. You must prove that the business will be innovative, viable and scalable and you will have needed to have obtained an endorsement from an approved endorsing body by the 13th April 2023.

Scale-up Worker Visa

The Scale-up Worker visa allows high growth UK companies to sponsor talented individuals. To be considered a ‘scale-up business’ your business must have had an annualised growth of at least 20% in the last three years in either staff count or income. You will require a sponsor licence and workers must meet a set of minimum salary and skills requirements.

Senior or Specialist Worker Visa

The Senior or Specialist Worker visa has replaced the intra-company transfer visa. This route allows senior managers and specialist staff to be sponsored for short assignments by a UK branch or a subsidiary of their employer’s business. 

Graduate Trainee Visa

The Graduate Trainee visa allows individuals to come to the UK to work for the UK branch of their current employer. Individuals must be on a structured graduate training programme which leads to a senior management or specialist role with the affiliated overseas business.

UK Expansion Worker Visa

The UK Expansion Worker visa allows senior managers and specialist employees of overseas businesses to come to the UK to set up a branch of the business they work for (providing that it has not already started trading in the UK).

Secondment Worker Visa

If you are an overseas worker who will be seconded to a UK sponsoring company as part of a high value contract or investment then you may be eligible to apply for a Secondment Worker visa. You must be sponsored by a UK company and meet a set of job-related requirements. Our immigration lawyers can advise on the requirements which need to be met and the sponsorship process.

Service Supplier Visa

Under the Global Business Mobility route contractual service suppliers employed overseas and self-employed independent professionals can be sponsored by a UK company to provide services in the UK covered by the UK’s international trade commitments.

Temporary Worker Visa

There are a number of visa schemes and visas that require sponsorship that allow you to gain work experience of between 6 to 24 months in the UK as a charity worker, creative worker, Government Authorised Exchange or seasonal worker. Our immigration lawyers are able to advise individuals or employers on the eligibility requirements and the application process.

Domestic Worker Visa

If you are a domestic worker in a private household then you may be eligible to apply for a Domestic Worker visa. With a Domestic Worker visa, domestic workers are able to apply to visit the UK with their employer and continue to work as a domestic worker in a private household whilst in the UK. 

Minister of Religion and Religious Worker Visa

If you have been offered a job as a minister of religion or work in a non-pastoral role you will require sponsorship by a religious or faith organisation. Our business immigration lawyers are able to provide individuals and religious institutions advice on the sponsorship and visa process.

Want to speak to an immigration lawyer?

Whether you need assistance selecting the visa which is right for you, or if you would like more help to apply for a specific visa then why not get in touch with us to speak to an expert immigration lawyer. 

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Why choose Paragon Law?

  • Dedicated. At Paragon Law, we take pride in our dedicated team of immigration lawyers who possess a wealth of knowledge in matters related to UK immigration. Whether you are seeking to work, study, or live in the UK, our team is equipped to provide you with the guidance and support you need to navigate the complex and ever-changing landscape of UK immigration law.

  • Knowledgeable. With a deep understanding of the intricacies of UK immigration law, our legal experts are able to identify the most effective solutions to help you achieve your immigration goals. We understand that each individual case is unique which is why we work closely with our clients to develop customised solutions that are tailored to their specific needs and circumstances.

  • Experienced. Our team of experienced immigration lawyers has helped hundreds of clients successfully obtain UK visas and achieve their immigration goals. From the initial consultation through the application process and beyond, we are committed to providing our clients with the highest level of service and support.

  • Transparent. At Paragon Law, we believe in transparency and honesty. We are committed to providing our clients with clear and straightforward information about our fees and prospects of success. We will never lead you on or make false promises. Our goal is to provide you with the knowledge and support you need to make informed decisions about your immigration matter.

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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Meet Kirin Abbas

Kirin Abbas

Kirin Abbas

Director and Solicitor, Business Immigration

Kirin Abbas is a 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. Over the course of her career, Kirin has worked closely with businesses within the technology, sports, engineering, higher education, and energy sectors to help them recruit international talent.

I got to know Thal in the process of providing support to Chinese investors with intentions to set up in the UK. These ranged from small companies and large global corporations. Thal and his team's awareness of Chinese culture, knowledge of immigration in the UK, and approach to build a long-term relationship with the clients, have facilitated the Chinese companies to set up and develop in the UK.

Frequently asked questions

Can your immigration lawyers advise individuals that are not in the UK?

Yes, at Paragon Law our immigration lawyers advise businesses and individuals that are seeking entry to the UK and those that are looking to switch visas from within the UK. All our meetings will be by video. We have experience of preparing and filing applications at visa centres across the world

What makes Paragon Law different to other immigration law firms?

Paragon Law is one of the UK’s largest and longest established immigration law firms. We have advised countless individuals to successfully acquire a visa to work in the UK. Our advice is tailored and jargon-free and we are a safe, knowledgeable law firm with a proven track record.

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 offer 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  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.

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