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Charles Green

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Bishop & Sewell LLP

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Partner & Head of Immigration


Charles is a UK qualified Solicitor with over 22 years’ experience in immigration law, encompassing Private Client, Corporate, Litigation and International Protection work.

In his current role Charles heads the Immigration Department, leveraging his considerable experience to allow the team to offer a broad range of immigration services across the entire Private Client, Corporate and Litigation spectrum.

Charles began his immigration career in the mid-1990’s when he joined an independent organisation in London offering legal advice and general representation to asylum seekers and refugees. In this capacity he presented in excess of 1,000 appeals before the Immigration Tribunal, with a success rate considerably higher than the sector average. He also managed a team of appeals advocates.

Charles subsequently co-founded a niche immigration and employment law firm, where he represented a broad range of private and corporate clients, including a number of ‘M4 corridor’ IT and technology companies, professional sports clubs and education providers. Charles also developed a broader litigation practice, successfully pursuing a number of High Court and Court of Appeal cases.

In 2009 Charles established a private and business immigration department at a Central London commercial firm, where he was made Partner. He continued to develop his corporate and private client practice, with a particular focus on high-net worth individuals under the Tier 1 Investor and Entrepreneur categories of the Immigration Rules. Charles also maintained a small, high-profile political asylum practice in which he represented, amongst others: government ministers, diplomats, high-ranking military officers and leading academics. Charles continued to develop his appeal and litigation work alongside his corporate practice, which focussed on small to medium sized enterprises across a wide range of sectors, such as information technology, property, manufacturing, software design and public relations.

In 2013 Charles joined an international Corporate Immigration law firm where he managed their UK Private Client (General) Team before establishing the Private Client (Litigation) Team.

Specialist areas:

  • Tier 1 Entrepreneur applications
  • Tier 1 Investor applications
  • Representative of Overseas Business applications
  • Family-based applications
  • European applications
  • Naturalisation/Child Registration applications
  • Student applications
  • Re-entry bans
  • Sponsor Licence applications
  • Sponsored skilled worker applications
  • Appeals
  • Administrative/Judicial Review

Charles has received the Immigration Advisor of the Year 2014 at the Invest UK High Value Immigration Awards and also Blackstones Advocacy Award (LPC).


  • The Law Society
  • Immigration Law Practitioners Association (ILPA)


  • Trent Polytechnic (Nottingham Trent University) BA (Hons) law
  • London Metropolitan University: Legal Practice Course (LPC) with commendation


I enjoy most sports (these days sadly more as a spectator than as a participant) and spending time with my family. However, in the case of my two teenage daughters, when I say ‘spending time’ I should say ‘competing’ with social media for their attention – bless them.

London: Human resources


Within: Immigration

Bishop & Sewell LLP  is noted for its focus on human rights, asylum and family work. It also handles PBS applications for high-net-worth individuals and students, and is experienced across public law challenges, appeals and nationality cases. The team continues to be instructed by a number of London Boroughs on immigration matters. Senior associate Mariam Khaliq is active across a range of matters for private clients and handles mandates relating to EU nationals, deportation, settlement and nationality; she has a particular focus on appeals and Judicial Review challenges. Associate Karma Hickman is ‘positive and confident’ and is ‘impressive in her fast and comprehensive command of the facts and in her ability to narrow down and focus on the main issues’; and regularly acts for individual clients, with particular expertise in international surrogacy and inter-country adoption cases. Department head Charles Green joined in July 2018 from Healys LLP.

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