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In the constantly changing landscape of business immigration, the highly ranked Penningtons Manches Cooper immigration team is widely regarded as a solid, supportive bridge between businesses and the Home Office providing sound advice and cutting-edge solutions to multi-national corporations, educational establishments, technology start-ups, the creative industries and private individuals including investors and entrepreneurs.

The Penningtons Manches Cooper immigration team is widely regarded as a collaborative, friendly team that delivers innovative solutions and guidance to its clients. We take time to understand our clients’ needs and provide them with clear and concise advice to suit their requirements.

Our team works closely with Penningtons Manches Cooper’s corporate, commercial, dispute resolution and employment practice groups for both international and UK-based clients across a range of industry sectors – particularly technology, education, retail, finance, sports and entertainment.

Whether it be to help technology start-ups and global brand leaders to employ highly skilled foreign nationals or global enterprises with high volume intra-company transfer services, our clients value us for our rapid response, high level of personal attention and ability to find ground-breaking solutions for them.

We work closely with Multilaw, our global network of experts, to give clients access to the best advice in over 60 countries where they are setting up or expanding their businesses and recruiting or relocating their staff.

Through our audit, compliance and due diligence services we assist and train businesses and institutions to manage their immigration needs effectively and to comply with Home Office requirements.

Recent work highlights

Home Office negotiation

Proactively approaching the Home Office on behalf of a Tier 2 sponsor, where certificates of sponsorship had been issued incorrectly, to ensure that the business retained its ability to continue to sponsor foreign workers.

Reprieve for foreign students

Securing a reprieve for London Metropolitan University’s (LMU) foreign students after the university was granted permission in the High Court to apply for a judicial review of the ban on its right to recruit international students.

UK entry for US board director

Successfully lobbying the Home Office to change its rules to enable a US executive to take up his board level position in a global luxury goods business.

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Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC311575 and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority under number 419867.

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