I cannot praise her too highly. From the first contact I had with her she was extremely helpful, efficient and supportive; the overall experience of working with her was excellent.
Chetal Patel possesses “in-depth expert knowledge of immigration law that enables clients to make the right decision for their businesses”
Recognised as a Next Generation Partner
Chetal Patel expertly, promptly and pleasantly deals with all enquiries.
A really good, solid and conscientious lawyer
Really approachable and really down to earth
Future Leader' for Corporate Immigration
Next generation lawyer
We were very satisfied with both the expert advice we received, and the successful outcome. It was a pleasure to deal with you.
A key figure
Next generation lawyer
We appreciate your advice, the clarity of the information is immaculate
"Your advice and guidance is always crystal clear and it's great working with you"
She has the business best interests at heart.
I have no hesitation in saying that all of Chetal's communications demonstrate and excellent knowledge of the law.
All advice is given pleasantly, with authority, and leaving no doubt as to what is required of us.
Your work has been unfailingly excellent in all regards. Prompt, effective, accurate, considered.
Chetal always fills me with confidence in the advice she provides.
I have always felt confident that the advice you have given has been accurate and your judgement has always been the best.
We got our visa sponsor licence application in thanks to the tireless efforts of Chetal. She's so very impressive.
We could not have asked for a better, more responsible and on top of it partner in this.
I help clients with their UK business related immigration matters and provide pragmatic solutions to often complex situations. At the heart of every immigration matter is an individual and I keep this at the forefront of my mind when advising.
My particular interests lie in sponsor related matters and the government’s ‘hostile environment’ policies. With a range of business immigration routes available, my work also means that I advise business people on securing status in the UK.
Due to the nature of my work, I’m fortunate to work collaboratively with colleagues across other departments at Bates Wells’ and this adds to the client service that we can offer.
I enjoy sharing know how and I regularly deliver training sessions on business immigration related topics to fellow practitioners and organisations. I also contribute commentary to journalists.
I have provided strategic advice to a world renowned UK based data science institute in respect of the immigration options for bringing individuals to the UK to take part in fellowship programmes some of which were created following funding from the government. My advice has included careful consideration of the calls for proposal and advising on the most appropriate route of entry which would fit in with the client’s needs.
I recently advised on the recruitment of an international non-profit charity’s new CEO and considered the immigration options from the start. I played a crucial role, alongside other advisors, in advising across a broad range of additional considerations relating to the high profile hire.
I provide immigration support to a company that publishes some of the UK’s best-known news titles. My recent work has included advising on Tier 2 applications for new recruits and individuals working in overseas linked entities, compliant Resident Labour Market Test activities, changes to sponsored worker duties and right to work queries.
I successfully represented an international charity (which matches volunteers) with the reinstatement of its sponsor licence. I liaised closely with key members of the charity to ensure that the representations made were accurate and that they covered the impact of the possible revocation not just on the charity, but also those organisations that rely heavily on the client for providing volunteers. As part of this instruction, I also attended a meeting with the Home Office’s compliance team to discuss and make additional representations following the submission of the written representations. Following this meeting, a decision was made within a couple of days to reinstate the licence so that the client could continue to sponsor new volunteers for the forthcoming year.