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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

70 GREAT BRIDGEWATER STREET, MANCHESTER, M1 5ES, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0845 497 97 97
Fax:
Fax 0845 497 8888
DX:
14344 MANCHESTER
Email:
Web:
www.eversheds-sutherland.com

Simon Kenny

Tel:
Work +44 161 831 8226
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Eversheds Sutherland

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Simon is a Principal Associate in the Human Resources Practice Group. He specialises in immigration law.

Simon advises companies and universities seeking to sponsor people from overseas to work or study in the UK. He helps organisations with immigration compliance responsibilities, conducting appropriate right to work checks, meeting regulatory requirements and helping to rectify immigration problems.

Simon's experience includes assisting organisations with registration as sponsors of immigration applications and maintaining this. His work includes advising on Certificate of Sponsorship applications and extensions, intra-company transfers, business visitor rules and the impact of such applications on an organisation’s global mobility policies and immigration compliance obligations. He has conducted audits of immigration compliance and has recovered sponsor licences for organisations who have had this suspended or removed. He has worked with higher education institutions on maintaining compliance with immigration law and policy, preparing for Basic Compliance Assessment and handling reporting obligations. Simon has managed global immigration programmes for multinational companies seeking to transfer employees to multiple jurisdictions and introduced international business visitor tracking policies. Simon also has experience of applications on behalf of individuals seeking to live in the UK on the basis of investment or creating a start-up company.

Simon is a member of the Eversheds Immigration Team. He regularly presents training seminars and writes in sector specific publications, professional journals and the media generally on immigration law.

Position

Principal Associate

Languages

French (basic), Turkish (basic)


North West: Human resources

Immigration

Within: Immigration

At Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP, principal associate Simon Kenny  regularly advises universities and companies seeking to sponsor people from overseas to work or study in the UK. A major focus of his work is handling the immigration risk issues in the aftermath of Brexit in addition to advising on illegal working allegations and sponsor licence suspension. He also manages global immigration programmes for multinational companies seeking to transfer employees to multiple jurisdictions. The team has been advising the University of Manchester on various matters such as obtaining permission to live and work in the UK for key members of staff as well as advising on the right to work process. It is also providing ongoing support to the university in respect of immigration queries related to Brexit. Other key clients include The Epilepsy Society, YuMe Europe, South Tyneside College and Community Integrated Care

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