Global Mobility

Keeping your global workforce moving

Moving around the world for work can be a complex process, with many different stages and variations based on your specific needs.

Combine this with a workplace that is increasingly global in nature, and it’s clear to see the importance of being able to source and relocate talent with ease. By thinking on an international scale, we help you to facilitate your moves to the United Kingdom, ensuring your people are exactly where you need them.

Whether you work in HR for a UK or international organisation or you’re an individual with your sights set on that dream job on the other side of the world, we understand your needs and can provide creative and pragmatic solutions so your staff or you have the correct visa status, residency and settlement rights, or follow the inward investment strategy that works for you.

Failing to put plans in place to facilitate global mobility can have severe consequences, from seeing your international talent restricted, to business sanctions and penalties. Neglecting to follow appropriate immigration compliance, could see your future commercial or operational successes come to a halt.

  • Investing into the UK from overseas can be a complex process – from traversing the immigration system to getting your commercial and financial goals lined up. Whether you’re setting up or taking over a UK business or intend to invest your own funds, we offer a collaborative service, covering everything from counsel on Tier 1 investor or entrepreneur visa requirements through to inputting into business plans and forging connections with other tax and wealth planning advisers. We will also support your family’s move to ensure your dependants are with you every step of the way
  • UK companies recruiting on the global stage face a unique set of challenges, especially in today’s turbulent climate. Ensuring compliance is essential in making sure your hires can move for their assignments and stay here if required. Preparing for intra-company transfers and new hires from overseas involves balancing employee needs while meeting the requirements of the immigration rules and business goals. We will facilitate the move through Tier 2 points-based applications, as well as conducting robust compliance audits and right to work checks once talent arrives in the UK so your business can meet its ongoing duties. We help to minimise the risk of costly delays and punitive penalties by ensuring your processes and checks meet the precise immigration regulations
  • Whether it’s a temporary assignment or a permanent move to make the UK your home, we’ll provide advice in a range of areas, including family reunion, settlement and British nationality. Each immigration status carries a different set of requirements and we can pinpoint exactly what you as an employer or as an individual need to do to secure your future here

Our service
We take pride in our comprehensive approach to your global mobility challenges and ensure that the international recruitment and relocation process is as smooth as possible. With the goalposts continuing to change, we know that you need advisers that go above and beyond just the legal solution.

Through our extended network of private client, tax, corporate and property advisers at the firm, and our ongoing collaboration with selected and global intermediaries, there is no scenario that we can’t resolve.

Our sector-wide knowledge in areas from education, IT and financial services to hospitality and healthcare, means we know the individual challenges that you face, and how to overcome them.

How we work with you
Our relationships are founded on collaboration and our advice is shaped by understanding both your personal and business goals. We know that in the fast-paced worlds of international recruitment and global mobility, simplicity and transparency are vital.

We aim to remove the complexity, inject the practicality and provide solutions that deliver time and time again.

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