Helping you navigate the UK immigration system
From visa applications to settlement and obtaining citizenship, our experienced immigration lawyers offer the necessary expertise and know-how to help you navigate the UK immigration system. We can advise on the most appropriate visa route from the earliest stage and guide you throughout your journey.
Our team includes specialists in both personal and business immigration. The specialist visa application solicitors at Shakespeare Martineau provide depth and breadth of experience in the various visas, permits, and schemes that can grant you legal entry into the country. Equally, we’ve helped many businesses become sponsors so that they can employ staff from outside of the UK.
Get in touch today to find out how we can help you.
Our immigration solicitors’ expertise
Whether you require support as an individual, family, or business, our immigration lawyers have the expertise that your situation requires:
Family visa applications
Temporary visa applications
Settlement & citizenship applications
Employer sponsorship support
High value & innovation visas
HR immigration support
How we support you
Using our first-rate knowledge of the Immigration Rules, we’ll guide you through the legal challenges and complexities of obtaining a visa and applying to settle in the UK. Our visa application solicitors work closely with you to determine the most appropriate entry route and support you every step of the way.
If you represent a business looking to employ workers from outside of the UK, our specialist team can support you with every aspect of the UK sponsorship system. We’ve helped many organisations to navigate the entire process, from obtaining a licence for your business to assigning work authorisation as well as visa support when employing staff.
Your needs are always front and centre of our minds and we’ll work tenaciously to ensure our solutions deliver above and beyond your expectations. Given the complexities of the immigration system, you need a legal team that is not only responsive and proactive but alive to the emotional and financial factors at stake.
Who we work with
What the legal directories say
"Shakespeare Martineau LLP acts for businesses across a diverse range of sectors with specialist expertise in the education sector. It advises leading UK universities and further education colleges on sponsor licence management as well as on the recruitment of specific skills from overseas. The group also frequently advises on the prevention of illegal working practices in the UK. Head of team Tijen Ahmet divides her time between London and Birmingham and routinely advises multinationals on skilled worker sponsor licences in the education, creative and healthcare sectors."
Legal 500, 2021
"The firm has a knowledgeable and accessible team, which possesses a personal touch. It keeps you informed of progress when an issue is taking a while to resolve.”
Chambers UK 2020 - immigration
Why choose Shakespeare Martineau?
There are plenty of reasons to choose Shakespeare Martineau as your immigration lawyers:
We have an established reputation as one of the leading law firms for immigration, with a proven track record of successfully assisting both individuals and businesses with navigating the immigration system
Our immigration experts understand the ins and outs of the various visa options available to you and can advise on the best course of action, whatever your circumstances
We can support you throughout the entire process of selecting your entry route, applying for a visa, settling in the UK, and obtaining citizenship
We are proud members of the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association (ILPA) a professional association and registered charity aiming to promote and improve advice and representation in immigration, asylum and nationality law. Find out more here.
Immigration News & Blogs
Read our latest immigration and visa news - keeping you up to date on the latest changes.
Employment immigration: news in brief | Autumn 2023
Visa and Immigration Fees Update
Immigration update: News in brief | Summer 2023
Brexit: the impact of the end of freedom of movement on UK businesses
Seasonal Worker scheme extended to 2024
How can we help?
Our expert lawyers are ready to help you with a wide range of legal services, use the search below or call us on: 0330 024 0333
Your journey through the legal process
We know that arrangements involving you and your children require a compassionate, yet no-nonsense approach. From the thousands of families we’ve helped to reach child agreements, there is very little we haven’t seen and already dealt with.
Not everyone is aware of how the process of engaging child lawyers works, so we’ve provided an overview below to give you some peace of mind:
The first stage is to get in touch with us using button below – you will then be assigned to one of our child law specialists. Alternatively, you can reach us on 0330 024 0333.
You’ll then receive a free 20-minute consultation within 24 hours via Zoom or telephone to discuss the issues you’re facing.
You are then provided with a transparent breakdown of our costs and, if you would like to proceed, we send you a pack of onboarding documents.
Following this, we work closely with you and your employees to ensure your business is fully compliant with all relevant standards.