Steven Bostock > Mishcon de Reya LLP > London, London > Lawyer Profile
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Steven is a Partner in Mishcon Private, specialising in Immigration law. With almost ten years’ experience working as an immigration lawyer he is recognised as an expert in his field, providing strategic, commercial, and informed advice to private individuals and organisations.
Steven advises clients in respect of the Tier 1 (Investor) and Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa categories and is at the forefront of changes to these categories, regularly consulting with the Home Office to shape policy. Having spent time in the Caribbean, he also has an in depth knowledge of second citizenship applications.
Steven plays a pivotal role in the firm’s Tier 2 business immigration group, working with the Employment and Corporate departments to provide an integrated client service. He advises in respect of all business immigration issues for both employers and employees including sponsor licence applications, Tier 2 visa applications, Sole Representative visas, and general compliance issues.
Steven also advises on European free movement rights, long residence applications, family based applications, litigation matters in the Tribunals and claims for Judicial Review.
He regularly advises in respect of asylum applications in the UK working with charities on a pro bono basis and works closely alongside the firm’s in-house Extradition group to assist high profile individuals seeking political asylum in the UK.
Steven provides long term strategic advice to help clients obtain Indefinite Leave to Remain status and subsequent British citizenship. He has extensive experience with complex applications involving excess absences or other issues that require a solution based approach often requiring the use of discretion by the Home Office.
Partner, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Managing Associate, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Associate, Mishcon de Reya
Qualified, Mishcon de Reya
Trainee, Charles Russell
Nottingham Law School, LPC & GDL
University of Southampton, BA History
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Mishcon de Reya LLP has an ‘outstanding reputation‘ for immigration work; it is ‘very skilled at dealing with difficult immigration and nationality issues‘; and the team has ‘first-rate legal skills, but unrivalled client care skills‘. The business immigration team acts for high-net-worth individuals and corporate clients, which are active across the financial, creative, media, technology, sports and fashion industries. The team is regularly engaged on sponsor licence applications, right to work checks, Home Office compliance, entrepreneur and innovator applications and representatives of overseas business visa applications. It is experienced in advising on exceptional applications for naturalisation and complex ILR applications. The team also offers human rights, asylum and deportation expertise; it defends clients against extradition requests and is engaged on contentious immigration issues for clients in the Middle East, Russia and China. Judicial review claims, human rights and asylum claims are a key part of the practice. Team head Kamal Rahman is the ‘absolute master of client care‘; she is ably supported by Steven Bostock, Maria Patsalos , managing associate Hannah Barnett and associate Matt Ingham.
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