Immigration audit and compliances services

The immigration team are solely responsible for the culture change in our organisation, their assessment report was invaluable.

Business Immigration

The Penningtons Manches Cooper immigration team provides unrivalled advice on compliance. Our dedicated compliance team carries out detailed audits, assessments and health checks for Tier 2, 4 and 5 sponsors. Our in-depth understanding of compliance – together with our proactive approach - ensures that both our clients’ business and reputation are well protected.

We are widely regarded as a collaborative friendly team that delivers innovative compliance solutions and guidance to our clients. We take time to understand our clients’ needs and business and provide them with clear and concise advice to suit their unique requirements.

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.

Where compliance issues are identified, we act quickly to ensure that the business or institution’s sponsor licence is protected and, where necessary, we engage directly with our extensive network of senior contacts at the Home Office.

The team regularly provides compliance training for organisations including UKCISA, UK NARIC, ILPA, Study UK and English UK members and provides a dedicated compliance helpline for UKCISA members. The team is also actively involved in liaising with the Home Office on compliance issues and has been commended by senior officials at the Home Office for its proactive approach to compliance.

For non-immigration related compliance issues, we work closely with our colleagues in the Penningtons Manches Cooper’s corporate, commercial, dispute resolution and employment practice groups to offer integrated service solutions to our clients.

We offer expert advice on:

  • Tier 2, Tier 4 and Tier 5 compliance
  • access to dedicated compliance advisors
  • sponsor compliance audits, health checks, prevention of illegal working and due diligence services
  • third party independent audits
  • compliance training to HR professionals, compliance officers, recruitment teams and SMS users
  • strategic compliance and risk management advice to board members

Recent work highlights

Protection from student non-compliance

Protecting an educational establishment from foreign students' non-compliance with visa requirements: advising on Home Office compliance matters and contractual arrangements; and amending the education establishment's terms and conditions for students.

Recommendations for university

Undertaking a comprehensive review of a Russell Group university’s existing processes for handling its immigration requirements and making recommendations to improve its compliance and efficiency.

Proactive engagement with the Home Office

Working with the sponsor to rectify audit compliance issues following an audit and presenting the Home Office with solutions, enabling the business to continue to function and the licence to be protected.

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Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

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.

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