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Thomas Garner - Leading asylum and extradition lawyer joins Fladgate

Thomas Garner, a leading lawyer with over 12 years’ experience in high profile extradition, asylum and criminal law, will join Fladgate on 22 February 2021. Thomas, previously at specialist immigration firm Gherson, brings a strong mix of business and personal experience that will complement Fladgate’s existing Immigration team, currently ranked Tier 1 in Legal 500. Thomas’s expertise in handling complex and sensitive immigration issues further extends Fladgate’s ability to offer integrated services particularly across the firm’s strong Private Wealth and Corporate capabilities.

3 Partners have already joined a range of practices at Fladgate in the last 12 months. This growth supports its 3 year business strategy of accelerating its successful model of providing a personal, agile, clever and enterprising service to some of the world’s leading and fastest growing businesses and ‘trend initiator’ brands as well as UHNWI’s and their advisors.

Thomas has over a decade of experience of being involved in high profile extradition cases in a number of jurisdictions and has extensive experience of dealing with complex cases involving simultaneous asylum issues.

In addition, Thomas regularly advises individuals who wish to make representations to INTERPOL and has secured the deletion of Red Notices in numerous cases including politically sensitive allegations ranging from large-scale fraud to attempted murder.

Furthermore, Thomas is experienced in defending individuals facing attacks on their assets domestically and internationally. He has assisted individuals in challenging financial sanctions imposed by the EU and has secured the permanent removal of several prominent individuals from international sanctions. He was also part of the team which brought challenges against the first ever Unexplained Wealth Orders in the UK.

Commenting on the appointment, Immigration partner, Thomas Garner said: “It’s a genuine privilege and thrill for me to be joining Fladgate at what is an exciting time for the firm. The firm blends a great history alongside a modern and forward thinking approach to helping its clients. The immigration practice at Fladgate has already achieved great things in a short period of time and sits in a practice that is well placed to cater to all the possible needs of its clients. I’m really looking forward to joining the team.”

Grant Gordon, Executive Partner at Fladgate, added, “Thomas’s arrival is great news for the development of our highly differentiated and carefully shaped range of services for clients in our chosen market. The firm is building out a breadth of services for business and private clients that have fast moving, complex challenges requiring a distinctive mix of solutions led by a highly personal service.

Our immigration lawyers are experienced in advising on all aspects of UK immigration and citizenship. We offer specialist advice and legal representation both for UHNW individuals, their families and businesses and for corporate businesses at every stage of the UK’s points-based system, which governs initial admission and permission to remain for various forms of personal, business and employment-related immigration.

Our expertise is finding bespoke solutions which are often ‘outside the box’ so that our clients experience minimal disruption to their businesses, families and lives.

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.


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