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Vanessa Ganguin Immigration Law
81 Rivington Street

Work Department

UK immigration


Senior Associate


An immigration expert with almost two decades of experience of working in senior positions in some of the top-ranking immigration firms in the UK, as well as writing about UK immigration law developments for Lexis, Ben Maitland joined Vanessa Ganguin Immigration Law in October 2022.

He has extensive experience and a wealth of immigration knowledge in a wide variety of both business and private immigration matters allowing him to successfully navigate the UK’s ever-changing immigration system offering the full-spectrum of immigration solutions for his clients.

Ben regularly advises on Skilled Worker and Global Business Mobility routes as well as the Graduate, Start-up, Innovator Founder and High Potential Individual routes as well as Entrepreneur extensions.

Ben has also worked on the new Global Business Mobility – UK Expansion Worker sponsor licence for businesses establishing a presence in the UK, regarding which he had drafted the Practice Note on at Lexis.

Ben’s illustrious legal career has included many Global Talent visas as well as providing High Net Worth individuals tactical advice on how to obtain Indefinite Leave to Remain and British citizenship, especially in complex cases where applicants are at risk of failing to meet all the required criteria.

Both Ben Maitland and Philip Trott who he joins at the firm led one of the first nationality cases heard under the Special Immigration Appeals Commission.

As well as an encyclopaedic knowledge of point-based work immigration routes and sponsorship matters, Ben brings a wealth of experience of conducting Human Rights Article 8 applications, spouse/partner applications and Immigration Appeals, Administrative review and Judicial reviews.

Ben regularly writes articles, trains and presents on all aspects of immigration law too.



Lawyer Rankings

London > Employment > Immigration

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.