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Vanessa Ganguin Immigration Law
81 Rivington Street

Work Department

UK Immigration


Managing Partner


Vanessa Ganguin is the founder and Managing Partner at the highly-regarded specialist practice Vanessa Ganguin Immigration Law and a leading light in UK immigration, with around three decades of specialist experience. She is ranked highly in The Times Best Law Firms, the Legal 500 Hall of Fame, Chambers & Partners, Best Lawyers and Who’s Who Legal as a Thought Leader in her field.

Vanessa and her colleagues are renowned for a very hands-on, responsive, friendly immigration service, along with exceptional service that goes that extra mile.

According to Who’s Who Legal, “Vanessa has a wealth of connections at the Home Office and frequently liaises with them.” Chambers & Partners Legal Guide says: “Vanessa Ganguin is especially knowledgeable in the handling of immigration matters for entertainment industry clients. Her work includes securing Tier 5 Creative visas, as well as providing sponsor licence compliance advice to industry professionals.”

Vanessa advises on all aspects of corporate and personal immigration and acts for her clients across the full range of immigration matters, including sponsor licence applications and compliance for organisations, transfers and takeovers, work visa options including Skilled Worker, Global Talent visas, Global Business Mobility, Graduate, Scale-up, Innovator Founder and High Potential Individual routes as well as Entrepreneur extensions, family, spouse/partner applications, human rights and UK nationality matters.

Vanessa particularly excels in handling tight deadlines, innovative solutions for businesses and individuals and challenging negative decisions.

Vanessa regularly talks on immigration developments and her writings on topical immigration issues are frequently published. She is an active member of the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association (ILPA) and served as a trustee for four years between 2016 and 2019. Vanessa Ganguin Immigration Law is part of the global Partners Immigration network of specialist immigration practitioners offering access to some of the top immigration and global mobility services to a wide range of destinations around the world. The firm is also a member of the Association of European Attorneys and tech UK, as well as various transnational chambers of commerce, serving members advice on the latest UK immigration developments.

Clients span the worlds of finance, fintech, luxury brands, media, entertainment industries, manufacturing, engineering, energy, medicine, sport, the tech sector, high-profile celebrities, high net-worth and private clients. Vanessa also often advises innovators seeking to conduct business in the UK as well as businesses expanding into the UK market.

Many of her referrals come from other legal practices – including other immigration firms on difficult and urgent matters – reflecting how highly-regarded she is as a safe pair of hands to deal with all matters immigration.

She is renowned for her meticulousness and a phenomenal success rate at overcoming adverse decisions and tricky situations. She has an extensive network of contacts with key Home Office operational and policy personnel and has actively participated in developing UK immigration policy.

Attracted to the compassionate side of the legal profession Vanessa began her legal career fighting challenging asylum and human rights cases at all levels before developing her expertise in business immigration at a leading immigration firm.

Having led hundreds of human rights and asylum appeals in her early career in immigration and established a human rights and appeals team in another top London practice, Vanessa’s distinctive USP is her ability to advise on tricky immigration issues as well as pragmatic solutions for businesses of all sizes.

The firm is many US firms’ first choice of referral for their US corporate clients who are looking to establish a presence in the UK.




Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association

Law Society

Partners Immigration

Association of European Attorneys

tech UK

BritishAmerican Business

French Chamber of Great Britain

German Chamber of Commerce in the United Kingdom

Australia-UK Chamber of Commerce


Lancaster University 1992 LLB Hons; College of Law Chester 1993 Law Society Finals

Lawyer Rankings

London > Employment > Immigration

(Hall of Fame)

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The immigration boutique Vanessa Ganguin Immigration Law covers the full scope of immigration work, acting for a range of clients across a range of sectors including media, sport, financial services, and tech. The practice is led by the ‘impressiveVanessa Ganguin, whose substantial expertise straddles the full range of business and personal immigration matters across a number of industries. Senior counsel Philip Trott is also noted for his significant experience, which he employs for complex work arising in relation to discretionary applications and national security issues. Senior associates Ben Maitland and Anushka Sinha bolstered the team with their arrivals in October 2022 and January 2023 respectively, and are key contacts within the department, as is ‘solutions-focused’ senior client manager Ross Kennedy.