DavidsonMorris > London, England > Firm Profile
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Employment > Immigration Tier 4
At DavidsonMorris, managing director Anne Morris has over 25 years of experience acting for clients ranging in size from SMEs to multinational corporates. The firm, which is retained by more than 750 clients, advises on immigration and HR compliance, Home Office visa applications and strategic global mobility consultancy. Jemima Johnstone, who leads the corporate immigration team, is experienced in guiding clients though the entire ambit of Home Office issues; her expertise includes sponsor licence implications of M&A and restructures, fast-tracked sponsor licence applications, expired sponsor licences and curtailed PBS visas. Clients come from sectors such as energy, technology and media, financial services, sport and education.
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‘Quick and detailed support throughout. Available at any time to answer all queries surrounding country legislation or point us in the right direction to various support mechanisms.’
‘They were able to help with our case when other firms could not. The positive, can-do approach, especially in very trying circumstances, was hugely important.’
‘Very thorough and patient, taking time to set out options and outcomes so we could make informed decisions each step of the way.’
‘The combined knowledge from DavidsonMorris is outstanding and makes the firm our go-to.’
‘The DavidsonMorris individuals are very approachable, supportive and knowledgeable. Their assistance to our company and our individual employees during the visa process is always of a high standard. The regular webinars provided are always comprehensive and delivered by various individuals within the team.’
‘A very well-structured organisation, From inquiry, to account managers, to working with specific solicitors. They coordinate well between departments ensuring consistent service.’
‘DavidsonMorris is a boutique firm that offers first-class immigration law advice to individuals and organisations worldwide. They have consistently been at the forefront of their chosen practice for many years. In Anne Morris, they have an individual that is truly at the top of her game.’
Gordon Ramsay Group
Hitech Grand Prix Ltd
University of York
Scuderia Torro Rosso Formula 1
- Acted for Internet Videocommunications in the first points-based immigration case to come before the High Court. This matter involved advising the client on a successful challenge of Home Office enforcement action due to an alleged immigration compliance breach. The High Court found in the client’s favour, and held that the Home Office sanction had been disproportionate.
- Assisted Harris Pye with a complex sponsor licence application that required specialist advice on corporate structure and intra-company transfers from multinational network.
- Assisted Oxygen Tech with a complex sponsor licence application and portfolio of visa applications across multiple categories, following a TUPE transfer of 66 Tier 2s as well as Tier 1 investors.
DavidsonMorris > Firm Profile
As employer solutions lawyers, DavidsonMorris provides strategic consultancy and managed services that ensure businesses are both fully compliant with their legal requirements and effective in meeting their people-led business objectives.
The firm specialises in employment and immigration law and human resources and global mobility consultancy. From offices in London, Cambridge, Aberdeen, Manchester and Birmingham, DavidsonMorris supports employers with UK-based operations in all aspects of workforce management, development and mobility.
Bringing together lawyers, human resource professionals, global mobility consultants and former Home Office employees, the firm’s multidisciplinary team offers a complete and cost-effective capability in support of high-performing HR functions.
Offices at: London, Aberdeen, Cambridge, Manchester, Birmingham.
|Managing director||Anne Morrisemail@example.com||020 7494 0118|
Staff FiguresUK partners : 1 UK solicitors : 6
LanguagesGujarati Croatian Serbo-Croatian Bosnian Shona French
MembershipsSolicitors Regulation Authority England & Wales Law Society ILPA (Immigration Lawyers Practice Association)
Press Releases16th January 2020 When an employer wishes to recruit workers from outside the EEA through Tier 2 or Tier 5 sponsorship, they are legally required by the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) to carry out the Resident Labour Market Test (RLMT).
20th November 2019 If you are negotiating a settlement agreement with your employer, it will be important to understand the tax rules that apply to any payment you may receive.
Legal Developments24th May 2020 Flexible working is a way of arranging working hours to suit an employee’s needs in a manner that is acceptable to the employer and appropriate to both the role in question and the business.
10th March 2020 The use of non disclosure agreements, or confidentiality clauses as they are also commonly known, can be both a highly complex and highly sensitive topic, not least where allegations of misuse as a means of covering up workplace harassment and unlawful discrimination have been rife in the media.
31st October 2019 UK Spouse Visa Application Requirements The UK Spouse Visa permits holders to come to the UK to live with their partner for up to two and a half years. The UK Spouse Visa application process can however be complex and the Home Office has introduced more rigorous requirements in recent years which visa applicants will need to be aware of when making their application.
31st October 2019 Gross misconduct is an act or behaviour sufficiently serious to lead to dismissal without notice or payment in lieu of notice (PILON). Given the severe implications of gross misconduct, it will be important for employers to ensure they acting fairly, lawfully and consistently in taking disciplinary action against an employee for gross misconduct.
3rd July 2019
Brexit has left non-EEA investors looking for alternatives to the UK to gain European residence and access to the European single market.
Through the Irish Investor Programme, the Irish government offers residency in Ireland in exchange for approved investment in the country’s economy with the potential to lead to Irish citizenship.
3rd July 2019
Tier 2 of the points based system is the primary immigration route for skilled foreign workers from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland seeking permission to work in the UK.
3rd July 2019
The deadline of 31st October 2019 to agree a Brexit deal is fast approaching, leaving employers less time for critical Brexit recruitment planning.
As we near the Brexit deadline, the prospect of a No Deal exit seems more likely than ever.
13th November 2018
What are the immigration options for Tier 4 visa students to stay in the UK after they graduate?
23rd August 2018
Under the UK Tier 1 scheme for high value migrants, the Entrepreneur visa was designed to entice foreign entrepreneurial talent and investment to Britain.
13th June 2018
For EEA nationals and their family members, making an application to the Home Office isn;t always straight forward. The first step will be to identify the relevant EEA form for the type of application you want to make.
22nd February 2018
Permanent residence status is automatically available to European Economic Area (EEA) nationals who have lived in the UK for five continuous years and who have been exercising Treaty Rights over the whole of this period. The same criteria also apply to family members of EEA nationals.
13th February 2018
The UK Tier 1 visa route permits qualifying individuals from outside the EEA to come to the UK to start-up a business or invest in the UK.
19th January 2018
If you are planning to spend time in the US on business, there are many different types of US visa you will need to consider.
19th January 2018
All UK employers are required by law to complete adequate Right to Work document checks for every employee - meaning every UK employer is at risk of Home Office civil penalty for illegal employment, should they be found to have failed in their duties.
19th January 2018
Hiring skilled talent from overseas has become business-critical in many UK sectors, where the domestic and - until Brexit at least - EU labour market is unable to satisfy recruitment needs.
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