Business Immigration: Shaping the Rules into Solution-Focused Advice for Clients

Tue 7 February 2017

The Caledonian Club 9 Halkin St London SW1X 7DR

Directly from 8 Cream-of-the-Crop Lawyers: Answers to 11 Thorny Questions

5hrs CPD

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  1. Registration and coffee

  2. ​Chairman's Introduction

    Business immigration: shaping the rules into solution-focused advice for clients

    Chaired by: Ben Sheldrick of Magrath

    Ben is "lauded for his technical expertise" and "commercial understanding of global mobility". He is co-editor of the "Corporate Immigration Review".

  3. Investor and Entrepreneur Visas

    What are the real-life experiences of applying for Tier 1 (Investor) and (Entrepreneur) visas - from Russia, India, China and South Africa?

    Answered by: Nadine Goldfoot of Fragomem

    Nadine is an acclaimed immigration lawyer skilled in representing Tier 1 applications from China and India. She won the award of "Business Immigration Rising Star of the Year".

  4. Permitted Business Activity

    What actually falls into the category of permitted business activity for visitors to the UK - with worked examples of when it is just not clear?

    Answered by: Adrian Berry of Garden Court Chambers

    Adrian is a “guru". He "excels in the field" of business immigration law. He is President of the ILPA and contributed to "Macdonald’s Immigration Law and Practice" and "Fransman’s British Nationality Law".

  5. Morning coffee

  6. ​Genuineness Tests

    What is the practical application and implications of the "genuineness tests" for applicants across all tiers?

    Answered by: Sophie Barrett-Brown of Laura Devine Solicitors

    Sophie is "brilliant" for business immigration. She works closely with the Home Office, contributing to policy consultations and working parties.

  7. Sponsor Licence

    How do you actively avoid compliance problems for employers who sponsor skilled workers?

    What should you do if it all goes wrong?

    Answered by: Judith Farbey QC

    Judith is "an absolutely brilliant immigration barrister". Her particular expertise is Tier 2 and Tier 4 of the PBS. She sits as a Deputy Judge of the Upper Tribunal.

  8. Over-run

  9. Lunch

  10. ​EEA nationals

    Does the outcome of TG v DWP [2015] UKUT give options to clients already in the UK under the EEA provisions (both EEA nationals and non-EEA family members)?

    Answered by: Andrea Als of PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal

    Andrea continues to impress with her business immigration practice. She is a regular and highly sought after commentator and an ILPA Trustee.

  11. ​Sole Representatives

    How do you approach shareholding arrangements with family members which might pose risk of refusal for clients wishing to set up over here?

    Answered by: James Perrott of Macfarlanes

    James played a leading role in lobbying government on changes made to the Tier 1 investor category. "He has the ear of the Home Office".

  12. ​Excessive Absences

    To what extent is case-law helping you overcome excessive work related absences for clients with Indefinite Leave to Remain?

    Answered by: Lisa Giovannetti QC

    Lisa is "incredible - the Godmother of immigration and the go-to person for government-related work". She regularly appears before the Supreme Court and the ECHR.

  13. Over-run

  14. Close of Conference

** All speaker quotes are taken from Chambers Directory, Who's Who Legal and Legal 500

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