We provide specialist advice to businesses on immigration applications for the purpose of entry to the UK and related issues.

We regularly advise employers on recruiting specialist workers from overseas, as well as high net worth individuals looking to invest or set up business in the UK (under Tiers 1 and 2 of the Points Based System). We also regularly advise on visas for representatives of overseas businesses, business visitors and other business immigration routes into the UK.

We provide an efficient and reliable service to all of our clients, and are familiar with the processes and procedures of the relevant UK authorities.  The team is described by clients as “thorough” and “highly responsive”.  Where appropriate, we work with agents in the relevant foreign jurisdiction to ensure applications are dealt with expeditiously and without difficulty.

Most of the immigration routes allow partners and dependants to enter the UK with the main visa holder, often with the ability to work in the UK.

We can help you

  • Apply for a UK sponsor licence
  • Understand and comply with your duties as a sponsor
  • Apply for visas for your workers coming to the UK
  • Advise on Brexit and EU immigration issues
  • Move staff within your global enterprise
  • Advise on how to carry out ‘right to work’ document checks on your workers
  • Defend prosecutions for illegal working
  • Prepare documentation for business visitors entering the UK
  • Apply for a business visitor visa
  • Apply for an entrepreneur visa
  • Apply for a visa as a representative of an overseas business
  • Apply for extension of leave/settlement in the UK
  • Apply for British citizenship


Pam Sidhu, Employment Law, The Wilkes Partnership, Birmingham Solicitor
Pam Sidhu

Senior Associate, Employment

What our clients say

  • The Wilkes Partnership is a well established Birmingham player offering Clients a credible alternative to the large national practices. The Firm’s strategy focuses particularly on owner managed businesses and on being a second supplier of specialist legal services to PLCs.

    - Legal 500

Business Continuity Update – COVID-19

February 2021


To our valued clients and partners,

As the impact of COVID-19 continues to evolve we wanted to take the time to reassure you of the actions we are taking to protect our clients, colleagues and our wider communities, whilst working to maintain our services to you at this time.

Our commitment to you

We are open for business and will continue to provide you with the best service we can in the safest way possible. In line with Government guidance we will be limiting face-to-face contact as much as possible. We are able to facilitate all client appointments by either video or conference call to suit your needs.

If you have any queries please contact your usual legal advisor to discuss appointment options.

Our staff are set up and ready to respond to you as usual. We are working hard to mitigate any disruptions, and will continue to provide you with the legal service and advice you need, delivered with the high-level of service you have come to expect from Wilkes.

If you do experience a slight delay in hearing back from us, please bear with us. We will be in touch.

If you have a general enquiry please call us on 0121 233 4333 or email us at law@wilkes.co.uk or contact you usual legal advisor.

Thank you for your patience during these unprecedented times. We look forward to returning to normal, with a handshake, as soon as possible.

The Wilkes Partnership Solicitors

Birmingham – 0121 233 4333  Solihull – 0121 733 8000

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