Press Release: Howard Kennedy launches dedicated immigration practice
Law firm Howard Kennedy has today announced that it has launched a dedicated Immigration Services practice that will support businesses, senior executives, investors, artists, entertainers, sports people and high value private clients wishing to enter the UK.
The practice is being led by solicitor and Head of Immigration Services Antonia Torr, who joined Howard Kennedy in December 2015 from immigration boutique DJ Webb & Co.
Commenting on her appointment and on the launch of the Immigration Services practice Antonia Torr said:
The UK immigration regime is complex and a rapidly changing area of law. There are many different visa types and a high rate of refusal. Up to date and quality advice is essential if individuals and businesses are to be successful in making the UK their home.
For individuals, Howard Kennedy’s immigration practice offers a detailed understanding of both points-based and non points-based visas and the wide range of visa types that this encompasses – be it investor, entrepreneur, exceptional talent or family migration.
For businesses, the practice works alongside sole representatives establishing themselves in the UK, and helping companies develop their business by bringing in specialists with skills difficult to find in the UK.
Once an individual or business is in the UK, Howard Kennedy’s immigration practice can provide continuing support with ‘right to work’ and ‘right to rent’ checks.
Immigration is a very specialised and complex area of law, that is often highly political and emotive. Antonia is a talented lawyer with a deep knowledge of the UK immigration regime. The Immigration Services practice will be of enormous benefit across our various areas of expertise.
Howard Kennedy has 53 partners and numbers 350 people in total and works alongside national and international clients across many disciplines, including banking, corporate and commercial, family, finance, employment, dispute resolution, intellectual property, private client, real estate and tax. Howard Kennedy has particular focus on the Financial Services, Media and Technology, Real Estate, Retail and Leisure, Sports Individuals sectors, and, through HK One, the firm’s legal concierge service for high net worth individuals with complex legal needs.
Matt Baldwin, Coast
Tel: 01233 503200 / 07930 439739
Daryl Atkinson, Business Development & Marketing Director