Sam is a Partner and Heads the Business Immigration Department. Sam advises Investors and Entrepreneurs looking to come to the United Kingdom as High Net Worth Individuals under Tier 1 of the points based system. His clients have invested millions of pounds into the United Kingdom and created numerous jobs for British and Settled Workers under these visa routes.
As well as Tier 1 work Sam also assists corporate clients in compliance and sponsorship issues relating to their foreign employees. Sam often acts for his clients as the Level 1 User on their Sponsor Management System and is able to liaise with the Home Office on behalf of his corporate clients.
Sam works closely with clients from their initial meeting regarding entry clearance until the submission of their British Citizenship applications.
Sam also regularly works with European nationals and is able to advise on Brexit, residence cards and retained rights of residence in complex European matters.
Sam is fluent in Persian and a member of the firm’s Middle East desk. He regularly travels overseas to visit clients and has a special focus on developing business between the Persian Gulf countries and the UK using his network of existing contacts and experience of the region.
Sam is a dual qualified Solicitor, having initially qualified in New Zealand he later became dual qualified in the United Kingdom as well after himself migrating here. He continues to hold a practicing certificate in New Zealand and occasionally assists clients with questions relating to New Zealand law as well.