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WEB 1079 Sponsor Licences and Compliance : obtaining and keeping your licence (WEBINAR)

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Practitioners and HR specialists will receive an in-depth look at sponsor licences. This will not only include practical advice on how to obtain a sponsor licence but also how to ensure effective compliance and retain the licence. We will discuss the updated submission process and compliance requirements post the December 2020 changes, highlighting pitfalls and providing tips. We will advise upon the HR practices necessary to ensure sponsor duties are met and other factors that the Home Office would be looking for at a compliance visit. We will also discuss our experience with sponsor license refusals, downgrading and revocations – providing tips for avoiding these and challenging them where necessary.  

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Date:
March 18
Time:
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Tutor details:
Chetal Patel, Bates Wells, Francesca Sciberras and Sam Ingham, Laura Devine Immigration
Tutor biographies:
Chetal Patel is a Partner at Bates Wells and specialises in Business Immigration with a particular focus on advising clients on Tier 2 of the Points Based System. She regularly conducts immigration audits for clients and has been present at a number of compliance visits conducted by UKVI. Chetal is recognised in the legal directories for her expertise and regularly provides commentary to journalists. 

Sam Ingham is a Solicitor at Laura Devine Immigration and has specialised exclusively in UK immigration law since 2012. Prior to joining Laura Devine Immigration he was an OISC adviser. He has extensive experience in Tier 2 issues both for individuals and corporate clients.

Francesca Sciberras is a Senior Solicitor at Laura Devine Immigration in London who has focused exclusively on UK immigration law since 2010. Francesca’s regularly advises employers on complex Tier 2 issues, delivering strategic solutions to multinational businesses for their global transfers to the UK and sponsor licence applications. Francesca has substantial experience in EU free movement and frequently provides counsel to EEA nationals and their employers on the immigration implications surrounding Brexit. Francesca serves many of the company’s highest profile multinational corporate clients, financial organisations and legal firms as well as start-ups and businesses within the arts industry. A seasoned presenter, Francesca routinely provides training to clients and other immigration lawyers on Tier 2 and Tier 2 compliance through the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association (ILPA). She is also an active member of the International Bar Association (IBA), having spoken at both the 2017 and 2018 annual conferences on the topics of ‘international students’ and ‘corporate immigration law practice management’ respectively.
Price:
Concessionary Training Prices: £80
Member Training Prices: £160
Non Member Training Prices: £220
CPD Hours:
3
Venue:
Webinar
Spaces Left:
24
Level:
Intermediate
Audience:
Business immigration practitioners and HR specialists
Methods:
Webinar, group activities and scenarios
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