The UK is a popular destination for many high net worth individuals and their families, from the corporate executive or entrepreneur who relocates to the UK for business opportunities to families with children who choose the UK for the lifestyle and world-class education system.
Forsters offers an expert and efficient service in niche areas of UK immigration law most relevant to private clients. We advise and co-ordinate on all stages of our clients’ relocations to the UK, from initial visa applications and renewals, to applications for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) in the UK and British Citizenship by naturalisation.
Our team co-ordinate applications with clients, their advisers and family offices and can draw upon the extensive breadth and depth of Forsters’ other services, including:
- UK tax advisory,
- family governance planning, and
- residential property purchases,
among others, to ensure that clients experience a smooth transition to the UK.
We have significant experience advising on:
- Existing holders of the Tier 1 (Investor) Visa and their renewals
- Family visas for spouses or partners of British citizens
- Hong Kong BN(O) Visa
- Brexit advice for EU and Swiss nationals
- Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR)
- British Citizenship by naturalisation.
Forsters' Private Client practice is top ranked in the latest editions of The Chambers HNW Guide.
Moving to the UK is an exciting life event whether it be a short-term move for work to explore business prospects or a more permanent relocation with the whole family; the UK offers an eclectic range of options to live, work and learn, from the cityscapes of London to vineyards in the English countryside and historic university towns in-between. Setting up life in a new country can feel daunting too and it can be difficult to know where to start.
From growing a business to starting a family or handing over control of that business to the next generation, every individual has their own goals to aspire to. Our Private Wealth lawyers advise our clients throughout this family life cycle, providing the legal advice required for specific transactions such as purchasing a home or selling a business, whilst also advising on the long-term opportunities for succession and estate planning.
In Lexology Getting the Deal Through's Private Client 2021 guide, Forsters' Private Wealth team have outlined the important estate planning issues that international clients need to consider if they wish to invest in or come to the UK.
Few would have anticipated only a few weeks ago that by March, a large part of the world, including the UK, would be or have been in virtual lockdown with many planes grounded and borders closed. However, that is the result of the spread of COVID-19 and, while there are clearly many more significant challenges in relation to this virus for health and the global economy, there are also a number of tax and immigration consequences for individuals with connections in more than one jurisdiction, as well as for those based in the UK.