The immigration landscape has changed dramatically over the last few years. With the introduction of the points-based system and the decision to leave the EU, employers in the sports sector are having to deal with increasingly onerous obligations, limited visa options and considerable uncertainty as to what the future holds.

We work with organisations to assess the impact of major events and address the corresponding increase in immigration regulation and compliance. Our emphasis is on helping our clients to identify the risk and plan realistic and practical strategies to successfully meet the challenge. 

We advise clients in the sports sector across a full range of business immigration issues involving the recruitment and retention of migrant employees in the UK, including assisting employees and athletes with visa and settlement applications. 

Working closely with businesses, we help our sports clients navigate the impact of Brexit and its implications on their workforce and recruitment strategy.

Experience 

  • Squash player – Successfully supporting a top-ranked professional squash player with his immigration application.
  • MCFC – Assisting with the recruitment of a non-EU national using tier 2 of the points-based system, providing full support with the resident labour market test and assigning the certificate of sponsorship.
  • MCFC – Supporting with the recruitment of a non-EU national intern using temporary tier 5 options.
  • Heart of Midlothian FC – Providing support on player queries and visas for their family members.
  • Manchester Giants – Advising Manchester Giants on obtaining tier 5 visas for basketball players and supporting with extension applications. 
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