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    I just wanted to say thanks again for all your help with the application. I’m sure that without you it would not have gone through so quickly and easily.

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    Really happy with you and your firm. I recall that It was recommended by a friend of mine to contact you four years ago, and it was a good choice.

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    I can't express my feelings and I have no words to say all of you BIG THANKS..

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    I would just like to personally say thanks to you for all the work you've done on my case over the years.

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    Such WONDERFUL news and a great relief after all this time! We really could not have done it without you. We feel like P.G. Wodehouse .... Joy in the Morning!

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    Many thanks for your advice which led us to this new application and the way to approach it.  The supporting letter was just what we wanted and I'm sure it helped convince them to issue a visa.  We are all so happy. Many thanks again for your help with this.

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    Good news: the application was a success. Thank you so much for help. I think we would have been particularly lost without your services. It was an incredibly stressful time.

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    I have no words to describe how happy I am; It has been a long and sometimes frustrating process, but in the end we did it ! I can't thank you enough for your extraordinary help and guidance throughout the application process.

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    I just wanted to say thank you so much for all your hard work and support with our case. I cant thank you enough for your assistance. You have always provided a high quality of service by being very professional, efficient and friendly, Your help made a big difference in our life...I really appreciate your kindness and your efforts .

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    Thank you so much for all your hard work, it is very much appreciated!  We are so pleased with the results.

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    I think all that remains is to thank you on your great job well done, thanks.

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    Having successfully helped me get through my asylum application, indefinite leave to remain and currently my naturalisation, I feel you are doing an excellent service and I give credit to Irfan Ali... Thank you so much.

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    We really appreciate every single effort you have made to help us get to our visa, and we really don't know how to do without your support and advice all the time during doing your fantastic job.

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    We were so impressed with the fantastic service we received from Bryony. The matter was dealt with incredibly quickly and professionally. We will definitely be returning for our next visa application.

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Ensuring the recruitment and retention of skilled persons is key to the success of businesses. We represent both employers and employees to enable skilled workers to come to or remain in the UK to work in Tier 2 and Tier 5.

For a business to employ skilled workers from outside EEA in Tier 2 or temporary workers in Tier 5, they first need to apply a Sponsor Licence from the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI). The business must be able to demonstrate that they are an established entity in the UK and have appropriate systems in place to monitor the migrant workers they wish to sponsor.

The obligations on employers can be onerous. They effectively operate the functions of the UKVI in monitoring migrant workers’ attendance and absences and take on rigorous reporting and record keeping duties.

Compliance checks can be carried out by the UKVI both pre and post granting of a Sponsor Licence and may be announced or unannounced.

If compliance issues arise, the implications for a business can be very serious including the suspension and even revocation of a Sponsor Licence and being barred from holding one for a period of time, affecting the ability to continue to employ migrant workers in key posts.

We assist employers at every stage of the process, providing advice on the process of obtaining a Sponsor Licence and the obligations place on an employer, to ensure that their business is able to comply with the sponsor duties from the outset.

We also advise on immigration compliance including where Sponsor Licences are suspended and revocation threatened, right to work checks and Civil Penalties.

We can also assist employees with work visa applications including initial applications, extensions of stay and Indefinite Leave to Remain for them and their family members.

CONTACT US

Contact us to find out how we can assist you.

You can talk to Molly Beattie by telephone on 0191 232 9547 (ext. 1306) or contact her by email to molly.beattie@davidgray.co.uk

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  • Solicitor