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WEB 3019 Updates to the Skilled Worker Immigration Route (Bitesize)



April 15
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
This webinar explores the changes to the eligibility requirements for sponsorship as a Skilled Worker, particularly the salary requirements.

Level: Basic-Intermediate


In this webinar we will take you through the changes to the eligibility requirements for sponsorship as a Skilled Worker, particularly in relation to the salary threshold requirements. We will also look at the discounts available including the new Immigration Salary List. This training will now include a Q&A with a representative from the Home Office from 12:00-12:30.

This webinar will not be focusing on the detailed requirements for Health and Care Worker visas.

The aim of this course is to enable attendees to understand and navigate the new eligibility requirements with confidence.

Type of course:

Update on the recent changes with worked examples and practical tips

Audience: Immigration practitioners advising on the Skilled Worker routes.

Tutors: Laura Darnley, Partner at Ward Hadaway and Shara Pledger, Senior Associate at Pinsent Masons

Laura is a Partner at Ward Hadaway. Laura is an experienced employment and business immigration lawyer who has practised for nearly two decades.

She acts for a wide range of clients from individuals, SMEs and owner-managed businesses to national and multinational organisations. She is particularly experienced in acting for clients within the recruitment, manufacturing, life sciences and technology sectors.

Laura regularly advises on employer sponsorship, Skilled Worker visas, the prevention of illegal working, the immigration implications of mergers and acquisitions and other global business mobility issues inbound to the UK such as the business visitor rules. Laura often advises on complicated overlapping employment and immigration law issues which arise during recruitment, during the employment relationship or at the point of termination such as dismissing sponsored employees.

Laura also delivers in-house training on employment and business immigration law to clients.

Shara has worked in the area of UK immigration with since 2010 and heads up the immigration team within Pinsent Masons UK. She handles sponsor licensing applications for employers as well as other complex Points Based System issues. Shara has comprehensive experience with applications for entrepreneurs/innovators and investors, and with assisting highly skilled migrants seeking endorsements as ‘Global Talent’.

Shara is a co-convener of the ILPA North West working group.

Shara delivers ILPA’s ‘Introduction to Business Immigration Law’ and ‘Employing Migrant Workers: Tier 2, sponsorship & alternatives’ training.