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Carter Thomas Solicitors

Work 020 7484 5018
London, Sheffield

London: Human resources

Immigration: business - ranked: tier 2

Carter Thomas Solicitors

The team at Carter Thomas Solicitors has an 'excellent mix of 'real world', practical knowledge, in addition to an in-depth understanding of the regulations, policies, and processes affecting immigration issues'. The team, which is led by Nichola Carter, is regularly engaged on the provision of sponsor licences for education providers and businesses and is experienced in advising on enforcement action taken by UK Visas and Immigration and on complex applications. The team also advises individuals on Tier 1 Exceptional Talent, Entrepreneur and Investor visas, and is increasingly advising on Innovator and Start-up visas. Carter is 'superlative in dealing with business immigration and sponsor licence issues in particular' and is noted for her experience in advising universities and schools. The team recently advised a leading independent school which had its sponsor licence suspended, and was successful in ensuring the licence was reinstated. Carter also advises high-net-worth individuals. Associates Nick Gore, Jessica Walker and Ruth Jowett are other key members of the team.

Practice head(s):Nichola Carter

Other key lawyers:Nick Gore; Jessica Walker; Ruth Jowett


Not only is the team an authority on immigration law and can be fully trusted, but it is also very good at advising on how to deal with the Home Office on various issues.

Nichola Carter's immigration team is absolutely first-class.

Nichola Carter is an absolute authority on immigration law, is fully trustworthy and always has the best interests of her clients in mind.

Jessica Walker is extremely helpful, always accessible and impresses with her knowledge and excellent work.

Nichola Carter is superb; she has great knowledge of immigration law and her attention-to-detail is quite remarkable.

Jessica Walker provides clear, sensible and prompt advice.

Nick Gore is very knowledgeable, and he is always understanding and empathetic.

Nichola Carter is wonderful; she is extremely clever, approachable and can get points across in a way that is beneficial for all.

The firm is unique as it provides a customised service to suit the needs of each individual institution.

The firm delivers efficient and quick turnaround times.

The practice has demonstrated time and again that it has up-to-date and detailed knowledge on the complexities of student immigration and compliance with sponsor duties.

The team has a wealth of experience in working with the higher education sector.

The team makes a very complicated and complex process straight-forward and easy to understand.

Nichola Carter is a stand-out lawyer; technically brilliant, poised and organised.

Work highlights

  • The team obtained a Tier 2 and 5 sporting sponsorship licence for a leading sports club, which enabled it to transfer a number of elite players from across the world to the UK.
  • The team advised a tech company on a sponsor licence application when it needed to transfer staff to its UK office urgently.
  • Sucessfully advised a high-net-worth individual whose visa had been refused previously.
  • Prepared six UK universities for UKVI audits.
Leading individuals

Nichola Carter - Carter Thomas Solicitors

Rising stars

Jessica Walker - Carter Thomas Solicitors

Nick Gore - Carter Thomas Solicitors

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