Immigration & Nationality

Immigration is as much a political as a legal issue. The rules are evolving all the time so you need someone who knows their way around the rules and who understands the way in which they are changing.

We advise individuals and their families on how they can make applications to come to or remain in the UK.  We advise on eligibility for visas, on the applications themselves and on strategies for settlement. The sort of questions we are asked include:

  • Can my wife / husband join me in this country?
  • Can I move from a student to a work visa or permanent residence?
  • Can I extend my visitors visa now I am married to a UK citizen?
  • What do I need to send with my application?
  • Can I come to the UK as a dependent of my spouse who’s a citizen of an EU Member State?
  • How do I regularise my status after overstaying my visa?

We also offer guidance on appealing decisions and we can run an appeal with you. In one notable appeal we succeeded when the Immigration Judge ruled that the Home Office was “essentially unwilling” to even consider its own rules.

We have acted for persons living both in and outside the UK, including countries such as New Zealand, Hong Kong, USA, the Philippines, Holland, Uganda and South Africa.

If your goal is to become a British citizen we can help you achieve it by steering you along the path to naturalisation. 

 

Meet the team

Excellent, very solution-focused and prepared to identify risks associated with each topic prior to advising upon the next course of action.

The employment team in Chambers (2016)

Outstanding

Legal 500 (2015) describes Simon Rhodes

…first class, and in my opinion, superior to many larger firms I have previously used. Their response to issues was always prompt and pragmatic…

A Managing Director (Individual client) re: James Humphery

Bloody hell he's good. I know all the lawyers in the [named team] really well and they are not a patch on James.

Individual client re: James Humphery

High in professionalism and genuinely a helpful lovely person

Individual client re: Kathryn Casey-Evans

I work in the professional services sector and I have to say that Kathryn is one of the best advisors that I've come across in any capacity. Great service, great advice, great result - Thank-you Kathryn

Individual Client: re: Kathryn Casey-Evans

Many thanks for all your help. Could not have done it without you.

Individual client re: Kathryn Casey-Evans

Thanks again… I would not be in this happy position without all your help

Individual client re: James Humphery

I have been extremely worried about my residency since the 'hiccup' during my last entry to U.K. I cannot reiterate my sense of relief after leaving your firm. Thank you.

Individual client re: James Humphery

We appreciate all you have done and would not hesitate to recommend you to others who have a need.

Individual client re: James Humphery

Partners

Kathryn Casey-Evans
Partner
Employment
Southampton
023 8082 0468
07881 343956
Employment
Simon Rhodes
Senior Partner & Head of Employment
Employment
Southampton
023 8082 0547
07884 184 613
Employment

Solicitors

James Humphery
Senior Solicitor
Employment
Salisbury
01722 426915
Employment

Legal Assistants

Phoebe Geal
Legal Assistant
Employment
Southampton
023 8082 0504
Employment

Legal Secretaries

Mila Ragi
Legal Secretary
Employment
Salisbury
01722 426904
Employment

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