Helping businesses and start ups with their UK immigration requirements

We recognise that to be the best, you often have to get the best – where ever they may live or come from.  We make it our business to get to know your business so that we can deliver the outcome you need.

We help our clients smoothly navigate the UK’s fast changing immigration laws and processes.  We advise clients including large companies, SMEs and partnerships in sectors ranging from finance, retail, news broadcasters, art galleries, and design/architecture companies. We also assist high net worth individuals, entrepreneurs, highly skilled workers, sports people and acclaimed artists who want to live, work or start up a business in the UK.

We advise on all aspects of UK business immigration law including:

  • Point Based Systems (PBS) Sponsor Licence Applications and renewals
  • Guidance on the Resident Labour Market Test process
  • Sponsor duties and guidance on how to use the SMS system
  • Certificates of sponsorship
  • Tier 1 visas – exceptional talent, investors and entrepreneurs
  • Tier 2 visas – categories including skilled workers, intra company transfers, sports persons and minister of religions
  • Tier 4 visas – students
  • Tier 5 visas
  • Routes outside of the PBS – overseas representatives and business visitors
  • Permanent Residence


Our credentials

“What the team is known for: Handles a full range of employment matters including advice in relation to employee shareholder schemes, business restructuring and employment litigation. Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients): “They are a brilliant team and great support for businesses. They’re also very friendly and approachable.” Work highlights Advised an individual in an appeal at the Employment Appeal Tribunal brought by Oxfordshire County Council, who appealed an Employment Tribunal judgment that the individual had been subjected to unlawful whistle-blowing detriments. Notable practitioners: Mark Emery (Band 3) has experience advising claimants and respondents on employment litigation, as well as working with businesses on general advisory matters. Sources say he “provides excellent advice and documentation.” Lauren Harkin (Associate to watch) is known among her clients for her “excellent understanding of employment law.” She is experienced in defending Employment Tribunal proceedings involving all aspects of discrimination. Malcolm Gregory is a Recognised Practitioner.” Chambers 2017 Thames Valley

Richard White (Band 2) of Royds Withy King “has been superb in his approach, exceedingly knowledgeable and really understands business,” according to one client. He regularly advises employers on matters such as redundancies, discrimination cases and business transfers.” Chambers 2017 South West

“At Royds Withy King, department head Malcolm Gregory handles employee shareholder schemes, restructuring, pension cap applications and TUPE matters, while Richard White predominantly acts for employers and has strength in tribunal claims.” Legal 500 2016 South West

“Royds Withy King’s highlights included successfully representing an in-house solicitor in a disability discrimination and unfair dismissal claim against a former employer. Practice head Malcolm Gregory is recommended alongside tribunal and mediation expert Mark Emery.” Legal 500 2016 South East

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