Investors & Entrepreneurs

With the Government’s commitment to reducing migration to the UK, there are fewer routes available to non EEA nationals who wish to come to the UK with a view to living and working in the UK.  Albeit that the Government states that it continues to seek to encourage direct foreign investment and stimulate business via the Entrepreneur and Investor routes to migration, recent changes have made it more difficult to qualify in these categories.

The Tier 1 Investor category is for individuals who have substantial assets and are able to invest £2,000,000 in the UK. The Entrepreneur category is for individuals who will be involved in the business in which they invest their funds and requires an investment of £200,000. Both applications have subjective elements that give the opportunity to the Home Office to refuse applications. We assist companies and individuals with applications for leave in these categories ensuring that our clients submit robust applications that meet all the requirements and do not fall for refusal.

We also advise on applications for leave to enter and remain as the sole representative of an overseas company. This category is designed to allow individuals to come to the UK to run a business that is a subsidiary or branch of an overseas parent company.

These categories all allow the main applicant to bring his or her spouse or unmarried partner and children under the age of 18 and lead to settlement.

As a full service firm, we assist clients with not only their immigration applications but on setting up a business and making investments in the UK, ensuring that these meet the requirements of the relevant categories.

Representative Investors & Entrepreneurs Work

Examples of our investors & entrepreneurs work include:

  • Advised many high net worth individuals on immigrating to the UK and setting up businesses here to complement their business interests abroad.
  • Advised individual investors on their initial applications for leave to enter the UK as an investor and advised them of the ongoing requirements to meet the conditions of their leave.

Key contacts:

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Danielle Ramdel

Partner Employment and Immigration
Work 37-41 Bedford Row London WC1R 4JH United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0) 20 7611 2388


The Legal 500 - The Clients Guide to Law FirmsDanielle heads our Immigration practice. She also advises on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious Employment law.


Danielle advises a wide range of corporate and individual clients on immigration and nationality law including sponsor licence applications, highly skilled (Tier 1) and skilled (Tier 2) migrant applications under the point based system and European free movement applications.

Danielle has written a number of articles for the Law Society Gazette and Tottel’s Journal of Immigration Asylum and Nationality and is an active member of the Immigration Law Practitioners Association.


Danielle’s employment experience includes advising employers with challenging employment situations; providing creative and practical advice to reflect their priorities and appetite for risk.
Danielle handles the complete range of advice necessary to support the firm’s senior executive practice and regularly advises employees facing issues relating to maternity leave and discrimination law as well as redundancy, whistleblowing and potentially unfair dismissal. Danielle advises a European stock exchange on day to day employment issues as well as complex disputes with senior employees.

Danielle acts for many of our restaurant clients in relation to their contentious and non-contentious advice. She also advises individuals accused of misconduct by banks in cases involving alleged financial misconduct and market manipulation.

Danielle has particular experience in employment tribunal litigation, acting for both employers defending claims and employees bringing them. Clients benefit from her ability to see the opponent’s litigation strategy from the other perspective. Highlights include acting for an individual in successfully bringing a claim for constructive unfair dismissal against a major multinational consumer goods business and acting for a senior individual in an unfair dismissal claim against a global bank.

Danielle’s experience in employment and immigration law enables her to advise employers on issues that concern both areas of the law such as recruitment programmes including foreign migrants and termination of employment when an employees’ status is uncertain.

Career History

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37-41 Bedford Row London WC1R 4JH United Kingdom