13 June, 2024

Over 1000 UK Businesses Recruit International Staff with Osbourne Pinner’s Expertise

Osbourne Pinner, a distinguished law firm in London, has successfully supported over 1000 UK businesses in recruiting international employees, leveraging its effective Sponsor Licence service.

Known for its legal excellence, the firm operates from Piccadilly Circus and Harrow, offering specialised legal services to assist UK companies in hiring skilled personnel from outside the UK.

The firm’s Sponsor Licence and Skilled Worker Visa service have been highly successful, especially since the shift to the point-based immigration system in 2021, achieving a 100% success rate in Sponsor Licence applications. This accomplishment has made Osbourne Pinner a prominent solicitor in this field in the London area.

Osbourne Pinner offers a complimentary 30-minute consultation to assess eligibility for a Sponsor Licence, charging only half the fee if an application is unsuccessful.

Approved sponsor licence applications enable firms to recruit skilled individuals from outside the UK, including the EEA, for Tier 2 and Tier 5 visas. These licences, lasting four years, are renewable, provided all visa conditions are adhered to.

A Tier 2 Sponsor Licence, necessary for hiring long-term staff, requires a UK base, an efficient HR system, and evidence of genuine skilled worker job opportunities.

Sponsor licence fee structures for sponsor licences are £536 for small businesses and charities, and £1476 for other organisations. Additional costs include the Immigration Skills charge (£1000 per worker per year) and £199 per Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS).

Osbourne Pinner’s adept team of corporate immigration solicitors caters to a diverse range of businesses, both within the EU and internationally.

Senior Immigration Solicitor at Osbourne Pinner, Richard Young said: “We are delighted to see the success of this crucial service and it is very satisfying to see that Osbourne Pinner is now being recognised across the region for our expertise when it comes to recruiting overseas workers.
“Successful sponsor licence applications will allow firms to employ skilled candidates for long periods who will commit to the job. With the complexities of skilled worker licences, the candidates will seldom change jobs. It will be helpful for your business as it leads to better staff retention and also leads to the individual’s career growth.
“Anyone seeking to employ overseas workers should be mindful of the record-keeping, reporting and monitoring that is required by the Home Office to ensure that your company complies with the regulations. We can assist with this, but an in-house HR team is highly beneficial.
“Since the legislation changed in April 2023 to the points-based immigration system, the legalities around recruiting overseas workers now has added complexity, which is why we strongly advise enlisting a legal expert to navigate this complicated area law.”
Richard added: “The sponsor licence renewal process takes around eight weeks to process if there are no issues with the application and companies can apply for renewal three months before the existing licence expires. To avoid any delays, firms should ensure that the HR and personnel systems are working efficiently. This will lead to the smooth processing of the renewal application.
“The sponsors should be aware that in any case of discrepancy, they will be thoroughly investigated by the Home Office. The firm’s compliance with sponsorship requirements would be studied before approving the renewal application.
“Our expert team has helped over 1000 businesses with Sponsor Licences, whether it be applying for the first time or renewal, so we have extensive experience of the requirements and an be your trusted partner through this complicated legal process.”

The firm also assists with Sponsor Licence renewals, vital for the legal sponsorship of non-EEU workers. Richard advises firms to ensure efficient HR systems for smooth renewal processes.

Osbourne Pinner extends free consultations to businesses interested in hiring international talent, with booking available through their website.

More details about Osbourne Pinner are available here.


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