In this video, Tracy Evlogidis, who leads our London immigration team, talks through the steps that can be taken prior to the UK leaving the EU which will improve the certainty of EU citizens’ positions.
ImmigrationPrice and Service Information
Wherever in the world you wish to live, work or employ people, our highly effective team of immigration lawyers can help.
Withers is a worldwide law firm with immigration attorneys located across 18 offices, including strong capabilities in the USA, UK, Hong Kong, Singapore and Italy. Our multilingual team of immigration solicitors has decades of experience, and team members have helped shape immigration law in their respective countries.
Whether you are a business or an individual, our immigration solicitors will carefully listen to your needs and concerns, and advise on the most effective means of achieving those objectives. We understand that immigration law is a complicated topic, which is why we’ve attempted to simplify the subject here by answering some of the queries you may have.
Of course, if you want more information on immigration rules and legislation and how our team of expert lawyers can assist you, please do not hesitate to get in touch and we’ll do everything in our power to help.
When do you need an immigration lawyer?
You may wish to enlist the services of an immigration solicitor to guide you through any number of scenarios. For example, you may represent a company seeking to hire foreign employees, you’re someone hoping to attain citizenship overseas or you are part of a family that has been separated and wishes to be reunited.
Our immigration lawyers can help both businesses and individuals with the following:
Whatever your needs, you can rest assured that our highly qualified team are perfectly positioned to guide you towards a satisfactory resolution.
How do I find a good immigration lawyer?
You can benefit from the skills and expertise of a Withers immigration attorney by getting in touch with one of our many offices around the world. We have a presence in numerous locations across Asia Pacific, Europe and North America – from Hong Kong, Sydney, London and Milan to Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco.
With over 1,100 members of staff worldwide, 160 partners and more than 450 lawyers, you can be confident that you’re affiliating with a firm boasting unrivalled expertise and a wealth of knowledge. That is certainly true of our immigration lawyers, who will listen carefully to your situation and provide sound advice on the best course of action. Simply get in touch with the office closest to you and discover why Withers are the world’s premier immigration law firm.
How much would an immigration lawyer cost?
Each case is likely to be different and our immigration lawyers will talk you through the particulars. You will receive a bespoke service, tailored precisely to your needs, but of course it’s only logical that if your case requires more work, our fees will increase.
Our fees are calculated in line with the hourly rates of the team member working on your case*. As of 1 July 2019, they are as follows:
• Partner: £600 per hour
• Solicitor: £290-£445 per hour
• Paralegal: £190 per hour
• Caseworker: £110 per hour
*These prices are specific to the UK, if you require immigration advise outside of the UK please contact us. Please note that these figures do not include VAT, which is applied at 20%.
What can an immigration lawyer do?
Our immigration solicitors work across all categories of the Points Based System and will deliver expert guidance to all our clients, whether they are applying for work visas, study visas or visas for dependents.
Our solicitors will take instructions and provide expert immigration advice, which can be given in person, over the phone or in writing. Our lawyers will devise a strategy, keep you informed of any relevant timeframes as well as request and analyse the documents needed to support your application.
As forward-thinking immigration attorneys, we take pride in our ability to develop creative solutions to exceptional cases and work closely together with lawyers in other teams to ‘stress-test’ applications before submitting. In the rare instances where an application is not accepted, we will appeal the matter in court.
And due to Withers’ presence in a range of territories, our team have a wealth of experience dealing in immigration law across many jurisdictions, navigating the various complexities in an assortment of countries.
“The US has by far the most complicated immigration system in the world. What Withers does is to successfully navigate people through that system,” says Reaz H. Jafri, special counsel in our New York office.
Who are Withers immigration solicitors?
In the US, Reaz has been advising clients for more than 20 years and regularly writes and lectures around the world, firmly establishing his position as one of the leading authorities on immigration rules and legislation.
For immigration advice in the UK, Tracy Evlogidis leads the team, working closely with the government to ensure clients are provided with guidance at the highest level. She is currently heavily involved in the impact that Brexit will have upon EU nationals living in the UK, and UK nationals living throughout the member states.
Tracy and Reaz are just two of our superb immigration lawyers. Click here to find out more about the rest of our team.
Besides immigration advice, what other services can Withers provide?
Should your immigration or expatriation be part of a broader set of needs, we can call on our colleagues in related fields such as:
One example of our full-spectrum service was when we were approached by a successful Canadian businessman looking to move his family to Europe to help his son pursue a career in Formula 1.
Anthony Indaimo, a partner in Milan and London who has a long history of representing many stakeholders in motor racing, devised a strategy and assembled a team to assist in this process. We advised the family on the choice of country, successfully filed their visa applications and made the transition to their new home as smooth as possible.
Anthony also introduced the family to Formula 1 contacts including Bernie Ecclestone, and we were delighted when our client’s son was selected as the Renault Sport F1 test driver.
Why should I choose Withers immigration lawyers?
There are many reasons why choosing Withers means you are partnering with the best immigration law firm in the business. Here are just a few of them:
• Experience: Founded in 1896, we have been providing sound legal guidance to our clients for nearly 125 years, and our immigration advice has played a huge role in that offering.
• Global reach: We have 17 offices around the world, from San Francisco to Singapore, meaning we are fully versed in immigration law across many territories.
• Responsibility: We’re firm believers in the importance of our business being a meaningful part of the communities in which we operate, which is why our corporate social responsibility encompasses environmental sustainability, charitable giving and pro bono initiatives.
• Recognition: The hard work of our immigration lawyers and other teams has been acknowledged with numerous awards, including being recognised as among The Times Best Law Firms 2020 and one of the Chambers UK top-ranked firms for 2020.
• Expertise: We have advised 25% of Forbes 400 List of the Wealthiest Americans and 70% of The Sunday Times Top 100 Rich List. Our extensive portfolio of international clients includes Cancer Research UK, Charlotte Tilbury and Soundcloud, among others, so you can be confident you’re partnering with a firm boasting vast experience of dealing with high-profile cases across all sectors.
Seek the advice of a Withers immigration lawyer today
Our immigration lawyers stay true to the Withers philosophy of providing an expert, professional service to all businesses and individuals that seek our guidance. If you require advice on immigration law or need the help of a specialist immigration solicitor, we’re here for you. Simply get in touch with us at your convenience and we’ll do everything in our power to guide you in the right direction.
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