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Bury St Edmunds, London

Graeme Kirk

Work 01284 763333
Gross & Co

Work Department

Corporate immigration


Graeme Kirk is the senior partner and head of the immigration department of Gross & Co Solicitors. He is one of the few UK immigration lawyers named in the latest edition of ‘Who’s Who Legal’ the International Who’s Who directory of Business Lawyers, which lists leading business lawyers worldwide. Entry to this publication is solely through nomination by lawyers around the world. Graeme is also recognised in the The Legal 500 and Chambers Directories as one of the leading UK immigration lawyers. Graeme practices at the main office of the firm in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, and also at the firm’s office in London W1. His practice aims to provide a highly personal and cost-effective service of the highest quality to business clients. He has specialised in business immigration law since 1981, founding and developing the immigration practice of Gross & Co, primarily through recommendations from clients and other professionals, including UK solicitors and overseas lawyers. Since 1981, he has acted for clients from all over the world, and his current client list includes international banks, substantial British and foreign corporations, as well as smaller companies and entrepreneurs. He acts as consultant in immigration law to a number of firms of UK solicitors and foreign lawyers.


Qualified 1981; assistant solicitor Radcliffes & Co 1981-84; Gross & Co. 1984; partner 1986.


Law Society; IBA; ILPA; trustee of the IBA HRI Trust,

CO-CHAIR of the IBA Global Employment Institute


Westminster School; University of East Anglia (1977 BA Hons).

East Anglia: Human resources


Within: Leading individuals

Graeme Kirk - Gross & Co

Within: Immigration

Gross & Co advises UK-based businesses employing foreign nationals,  foreign businesses and entrepreneurs setting up operations in the UK, and private individuals and families moving to the UK. The firm 'deserves a high ranking because it is head and shoulders above the competition in East Anglia', according to one client. The practice provides 'high-quality representation across the immigration spectrum, from human rights applications and appeals to corporate immigration'. Another comments that the 'friendly, warm, approachable, accessible team performs at all times with confidence and integrity'. 'Exceptionally experienced' practice head Graeme Kirk is a leading light and clients praise his 'extensive knowledge and his courteous and calm manner' and remark that he has 'particular expertise in business immigration and European free movement law, in which his work has always been exemplary'. Immigration specialist Sohan Sidhu is 'a very safe pair of hands in everything from complex human rights appeals to business immigration matters; he is completely committed to his clients, and always goes the extra yard to provide the best possible service'. Solicitor Naomi Ogo returned to Japan, but the firm hired solicitor Meenal Goyal, who is fluent in Hindi and Punjabi.

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