Immigration

Our immigration practice provides specialist advice to a wide range of high net worth individuals, private clients and corporate clients on personal and business immigration.

We advise on all aspects of UK immigration, naturalisation and European rights of free movement, providing clear and practical guidance to relieve you of the confusion and frustration that the immigration system can often cause. We manage the process from start to finish, providing a thorough and reliable service designed to achieve a successful outcome.

We regularly deal with the UK Visas and Immigration Department of the Home Office here in the UK as well as with British Embassies and Consulates throughout the world. Our close relationship with these departments and offices helps us achieve expedited consideration times for our clients. We are registered with UKVI’s Premium Service Centre and assist clients with submitting applications for consideration on a same day basis on short notice.

As a full service firm we align our immigration advice with company commercial advice to ensure that owner-managers and senior employees with leave under Tier 1 or as representatives of overseas business set up and run their businesses in accordance with conditions of their leave. We also advise UK businesses on human resources issues relating to employing foreign migrants.

We are active members of the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association and are able to keep our clients up to date with the frequent changes in immigration law.

What we do:

The areas covered by our immigration practice include:

A table showing our typical fees for various immigration and nationality applications can be viewed at the following link:

Representative Immigration Work

Examples of our immigration work include:

  • Advised several major restaurant chains on securing sponsor licences to enable them to employ foreign nationals.
  • Advised a major exporter of steel and metals on the requirements of bringing in a new managing director from overseas.
  • Advised an unmarried partner of an EEA national on securing a residence card which involved successfully arguing that the Home Office should exercise its discretion in waiving the requirement for the couple to have lived together for two years.
  • Advised a software licence company on securing a sponsor licence for a foreign national who was assuming a lead role on a major new project.

Contact our team:

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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

Biography

Danielle heads our Immigration practice. She also advises on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious Employment law.

Danielle is listed in the Legal 500 2021 rankings as a recommended lawyer. The employment team is also listed in the rankings.

Immigration

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.

Employment

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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