Dancing the Tango with UK Border Agency: Immigration Solutions for Arts Organisations

This essential update will provide practical tips for sponsoring non-EEA nationals through Tier 5 (Creative and Sporting) of the Points Based System and alert delegates to the new Permitted Paid Engagement visitor route for certain entertainment visitors.

Dates & Times

December 4, 2012 @ 12:00 am - December 5, 2012 @ 12:00 am

  • Selecting the right script – identifying appropriate immigration options
  • Backstage – right to work checks, UK Border Agency Register of Sponsors and complying with sponsorship duties
  • Getting your lines right – dealing with UK Border Agency compliance visits
  • Bravo! Encore! – extending permission to remain in the UK


Philip Trott, partner- BWB

Philip Trott is the Head of the Immigration Department. Philip is recognised as a “Star Individual” by legal directory Chambers and Partners and his representation of rappers and rock stars resulted in him being recognised by The Lawyer as in their Top 100 lawyers in 2008. Philip acts for a variety of leading Arts Organisations and provides robust advice as to how to bring and retain overseas talent in the UK both on a temporary and permanent basis. Philip has recently written a guide for other lawyers as to the operation of Tier 5 (Creative and Sporting) for a leading legal publisher.

Tom Ketteley, solicitor- BWB

Tom Ketteley is a Solicitor in the Immigration Department. Tom regularly advises Arts Organisations in relation to sponsoring non-EEA talent through Tier 5 of the Points Based System and acts for a number of household names. Tom also assists production staff with ensuring appropriate right to work checks have been carried out on talent before rehearsals commence to manage immigration risks and ensure compliance with UK Border Agency sponsorship duties.