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Immigration

The legal directories


The team provides various university clients and multinational corporations with support for EU national employees. The team also offers specialist human rights, appeals and overstay advice where it advises on complex applications and cases involving surrogacy and adoption. Department head Pat Saini is 'very experienced' and is strong in the education sector. Saini is ably supported by Hazar El-Chamaa, who heads the firm's private wealth immigration team. Senior associate May Cheung and associate Adam Cotterill are also recommended.

The Legal 500 - 2020 edition


Penningtons Manches LLP’s ‘professional’ department is ‘approachable and collaborative’ and ‘excels in the field of immigration’. Department head Pat Saini is experienced in advising education and tech-sector clients, as well as high net-worth individuals. Hazar El-Chamaa heads the private wealth immigration offering, is ‘exceptionally good with private clients; she instantly builds trust, understands what the client goes through and helps them navigate their way through complex immigration rules seamlessly’.

The Legal 500 - 2019 edition


The team is able to utilise the firm's education, corporate and employment teams to provide a complete service to clients.

Strengths: Sources say: ‘This firm combines its knowledge of the law and its implementation into practice very well, which is a very big plus.’

Interviewees value ‘the degree of knowledge, flexibility and understanding of our business.’

Notable practitioners
Pat Saini is described by clients as ‘very positive and always available’ and is praised for her ‘high degree of expertise and knowledge’. She advises an array of clients from the technology, education and entertainment sectors, among others, on the full spectrum of immigration issues.

Chambers UK - 2018 edition


The team is able to utilise the firm's education, corporate and employment teams to provide a complete service to clients. 

Strengths: ‘The knowledge and information that they have is impressive. They are down to earth, with fantastic contacts in business.’ 

‘What is particularly beneficial is their networking ability. They also keep up to date not just with legal developments but political developments too.’ 

Notable practitioners
Pat Saini ‘is really strong in the technology sector’ and ‘extremely diligent,’ according to clients.

Chambers UK 2017


Our clients


I will never forget the level of service, detail, effort and care Pat provided to successfully obtain my Tier 1 Exceptional Talent and Promise Visa. I met Pat through Tech London Advocate (TLA) and as soon as we met I was relieved to know I was not alone in this process. Pat, not only was instrumental in advocating for and developing the TechCity Exceptional Talent and Promise in Technology visa but also had an impressive success track record. However, what sets Pat apart is her genuine compassion and support during the inherently stressful application process, passion for talented people to remain and grow their businesses in the UK and her pro-active approach in finding ways to help above and beyond the legal process. Pat also helped me believe in myself and pushed me to new heights as an entrepreneur.

Jillian Kowalchuk, Safe & The City


Pat's counsel and assistance were simply excellent. Her experience was evident in her clarifications about the regulations, and her advice and guidance on how to proceed. She and her team were very responsive and helpful in the application process, which was completed very smoothly.

Private client


Thank you, Pat, for providing an excellent service and first class professional advice. It was appreciated that from the very outset you understood and respected both the individual and sensitive nature of my particular needs. I am also thankful that you additionally endeavoured to make everything abundantly clear to me from our first meeting and at all other times.

Niraj Shrestha, Rural Heritage


Hazar provided exactly the help and advice I needed. In short, I'm not sure I would have gotten my Tier 1 visa without her guidance. By following her suggestions, I completely transformed my application. She understands the process, she understands what the reviewers are looking for, and she understands how to adjust that knowledge for each individual candidate.Meanwhile, on a personal level, working with Hazar was a pleasure. She is professional, approachable, and extremely responsive. She was proactive in proposing ideas I should consider while also being thoughtful and pragmatic about what I was able to provide. I recommend Hazar without hesitation or reservation.

Daryl Orts, OpenMarket


Thank you for having represented me for my entrepreneur visa application and getting the desired results. Your work was truly outstanding. I appreciate your expertise, poise, and patience. You are a gift.

Achin Narula, Everest Advisors


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