Personal Immigration

Our immigration team is experienced in advising on all aspects of UK immigration and citizenship. We provide a personalised, efficient and pragmatic approach to a wide range of clients including ultra-high net worth and high net worth individuals, their families and their businesses.

Our client base is largely comprised of entrepreneurial individuals whose lifestyles do not tend to fit neatly within the expectations of the Immigration Rules.

Our clients are keen to have the right strategy in place to enable them to move around the world whilst looking after their business affairs. They often require bespoke immigration solutions, which are time sensitive. We are able to recommend the most expeditious solution, including fast track applications. We also advise on problematic matters which require exceptional and discretionary treatment. This often includes liaising with our contacts at the Home Office, British Embassies and Consulates worldwide.

We have particular expertise in advising on complex and exceptional applications that require discretion. This includes complex indefinite leave to remain (ILR) applications and those for naturalisation where the residence requirement is not met.

In addition, we have considerable expertise in advising on extension applications for Investor visas and Start up and Innovator visas where all requirements have not been met. We have succeeded in persuading the Home Office to accept alternative investments to meet investment criteria and have succeeded in ensuring that families with children at UK schools have not been forced to leave the UK. We have also advised clients where they have an adverse immigration history, and we have successfully overturned travel bans.

We also have a specific niche in acting for household names in the entertainment industry which includes internationally renowned actors, directors and producers. These clients are often generally time-restricted and, as a result, our practice focuses on tailoring applications to our clients’ specific and often demanding needs and obtaining expedited and exceptional decisions.

We draw on the expertise of other groups at Fladgate to provide a wide ranging service that covers tax, family, real estate, dispute resolution, corporate and employment. We often work alongside wealth managers, family offices and other advisors and liaise with professionals such as accountants, property consultants and educational consultants in order to provide a comprehensive and holistic service.

Our services include:

  • Tier 1 Investor – wishing to invest over £2 million
  • Tier 1 Start up and Innovator
  • Tier 1 Global Talent
  • Representatives of Overseas Business
  • Tier 4 Students
  • Family Immigration – for partners, children including Adoption and Surrogacy and other relatives
  • EU Settlement Scheme
  • Visitors
  • Domestic staff
  • Indefinite Leave to Remain and British Citizenship
  • Appeals – we are able to advise clients in a broad range of appeals to the First Tier Tribunal, Upper Tribunal and also Judicial Review applications;
  • Complex Matters including Political Asylum and Extradition
  • Economic Citizenship applications
  • Strategic Immigration advice
  • Ancestry

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If you have any questions or queries please call Sarah on +44 (0)20 3036 7356 or email

If you have any questions or queries please call Kelly on +44 (0)20 3036 7326 or email

This London-based firm is active on a range of domestic and international matters. The group offers “a high-quality and well-rounded service, complete with extensive direct contact with partners”, and clients applaud the lawyers’ dedication to understanding and fulfilling their specific needs.

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From 6 December 2018, the Solicitor Regulation Authority Transparency Rules mean that law firms must display prices and service information for work carried out in Immigration (excluding asylum). We have complied with that requirement and this further information can be found in the link here.

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The team understands the needs of private clients.

Legal 500 2020

Fladgate LLP provides a ‘personal’ service and regularly acts on behalf of high-net-worth individuals, who are often high-profile, as well as their families and businesses on a range of complex immigration mandates. It also regularly handles human rights and asylum claims, particularly for individuals who are the target of politically motivated extradition.

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Kelly Whiter is excellent, hardworking, fully on top of rapidly changing immigration laws and superb at handling clients.

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Sarah Gogan is a breath of fresh air; she is always personally available and on the ball.

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Kelly Whiter is an excellent lawyer who provides practical advice that is always focused on achieving the right results.

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Sarah Gogan gets her hands dirty and understands the needs of ultra-high-net-worth and high-net-worth individuals.c

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Kelly Whiter is responsive, technically excellent and yet manages to provide very practical solutions to some unique challenges.

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Sarah Gogan is brilliant with clients, who trust her and give her the freedom to run their cases in the way she knows best.

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