Investors and entrepreneurs

Clients value the firm’s pragmatism. They are realistic and have an integrity which has won them their reputation.

Chambers UK

Our immigration team has earned its leading reputation through a combination of technical expertise, robust advice and an ability to get results for clients. We have considerable expertise in complex personal immigration matters for high net worth individuals – particularly for investors and entrepreneurs.

The Penningtons Manches Cooper immigration team provides bespoke immigration solutions for high net worth individuals who wish to either set up a business or invest funds in the UK. We also work closely with leading experts in other practice areas within our firm to deliver integrated and compatible solutions for a much broader range of legal issues.

For example, our private client, family law and residential property teams can help individuals and their family members with pre-immigration tax planning, asset structuring, pre- and post-nuptial agreements and real estate purchases. We also work closely with our corporate and employment teams to ensure that the visa requirements for setting up a business and recruiting staff are met.

Clients can also benefit from the introductions we can effect for them with our trusted network of wealth managers, banks and life management specialists whose advice and guidance can ease any difficulties arising from relocating business and family interests to the UK.

We value our unique position in the field of immigration and use this responsibly by raising issues with government representatives and by presenting solutions that seek to ameliorate our clients’ position while maintaining the Government’s objectives for immigration control.

Our immigration team is recommended in the latest edition of Chambers UK and The Legal 500, the leading directories for the legal profession.

We offer expert advice on:

  • investor visas including extensions and accelerated settlement
  • entrepreneur visas including extensions and accelerated settlement
  • entrepreneur teams
  • family members of HNW individuals
  • British citizenship applications
  • strategic immigration advice for those planning to move to the UK
  • alternative immigration solutions for HNW individuals
  • liaising with the senior contacts at the Home Office on behalf of HNW individuals
  • Appeals, reconsiderations and Judicial review applications

Recent work highlights

Large family relocation

Carefully planning the move to the UK of a family with young children and elderly dependants, easing the family’s relocation by giving them access to the right advice on property acquisition, UK schooling and home management.

Reversal of home office decision

Being instructed on a Tier 1 (entrepreneur) refusal and overturning that refusal following representations to the Home Office that addressed their concerns on genuineness grounds.

Investor with third party funds

Working with our corporate department on a client’s Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) application that relied on third party funds and liaising with the Home Office policy team on the structure the client wanted for the investment.

Related expertise

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 under number 419867.

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP