"I couldn't imagine an immigration world without Philip. He's like the oracle - the fountain of immigration knowledge"
Superstar immigration lawyer praised for his encyclopedic knowledge of rules and appeals
Best Lawyer - Immigration Law
Philip is a "leader in the field" of a broad range of PBS applications to represent individuals and business on immigration matters
Philip's advice is "practical and focused"
Philip is 'extremely knowledgeable'
A stalwart of the immigration world
Brilliant lawyer and has an excellent reputation
One of the top immigration lawyers in the country and just an amazing member of the profession
"One of the stalwarts in the immigration practice"
Recognised as a Best Lawyer
His ability to manage the technical, emotional and human side of questions is considered second to none.
Philip is an 'extremely knowledgeable' practice head.
Philip is an "acknowledged expert for both business and private immigration"
"He's phenomenal" and "a real leading light in the immigration field"
Philip is well known for 'his impressive client list' in the entertainment sector
Named as a top 10 Immigration Lawyer
Shortlisted for Immigration Lawyers' section
Philip gives "clear and useful advice" and is "generous with his time."
I have been advising on immigration issues all my professional life. I started my career as an employment lawyer before becoming one of the first lawyers to specialise exclusively in immigration law. I am now recognised as a leading expert in both business and personal immigration.
I provide specialist immigration advice to commercial, charity and individual clients in respect of Points Based System applications – including Tier 2 (General) and Tier 2 (Intra Company Transfer), Tier 1 (Start up and Innovator), Tier 1 (Investor) and those applying under Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent). Additionally, I routinely advise on non-Points Based System applications and often advise inward investors to the UK on establishing a presence under the sole representative route. I continue to offer strategic advice and often advise EEA and Swiss nationals or their family members on free movement rights; and continue to assist those seeking to naturalise as British Citizens or seeking British Citizenship under an alternative basis.
My client base is diverse and includes household names such as Nike (UK), Endemol and Atlantic Records as well as numerous leading US law firms. I have a particular interest in the field of media and advise clients including Channel 4, TalkBack, Thames and other production companies on immigration risk. I advise a number of high profile international celebrities including Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes, 50 Cent and advise Atlantic Records’ artists. A growing area of my practice is advising politicians and business leaders excluded from the UK for political reasons.
I take interest in the reform of business and employment related immigration. I co-convened the Immigration Law Practitioners Association working group on Economic Migration and regularly teach fellow professionals. I am regularly asked to comment on developments in employment-related immigration law and often appear as expert witness in legal here involving immigration matters.
I am a member of the Law Society Brexit task force involved in making representations to the government.
I have been listed in the Citywealth Leaders List 2017 as a leading lawyer for immigration.
I am listed in the Who’s Who 2019 publication, which is the essential directory of the noteworthy and influential people in every area of public life, published worldwide.
I am ranked Band 1 in the Chambers High Net Worth Publication 2019 for my Immigration work.
I have been selected by peers for the inclusion in the 2019 Edition of Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom in the practice area of Immigration law.
I recently featured in a special CNN News broadcast, UK Edition 2.0, discussing Brexit and its entanglement with the migration of Indian chefs.
I am a Consulting Editorial Board Member and Contributing Author to the Lexis Nexis PSL Immigration Service.
I and my team have been chosen as the winner of Media Sector Immigration Law – Law Firm of the Year in England in the Global Law Experts Annual Awards.