Sector Expertise


Visa and immigration rules and policy impact different sectors in different ways. Our expert business immigration solicitors have specialist knowledge of immigration law policy and practice for sectors including arts and entertainment, professional services, fintech, manufacturing, hospitality, property development, education, religious organisations and more.

Sector-specialist immigration solicitors

The size and experience of our team allows us to work successfully with business clients across a broad range of sectors, from national and international corporations to entrepreneur-led fast-growing enterprises. We also advise large public and third sector institutions including education providers and religious orders.

There are a number of complex business immigration issues encountered by individuals and businesses operating in certain sectors and our expert professionals can help you navigate the challenges that are specific to you. Working with experienced business immigration solicitors saves you time and removes worry from the process of applying for and maintaining a sponsor licence, confident that you won’t fall foul of the intricate and ever-changing legislation. We can partner with your HR team to provide a seamless service and are happy to offer bespoke training to ensure your team are up-to-date with key regulation. We are familiar with the individual challenges of many sectors and how to overcome them. Some of the key industries we serve include:

  • Arts and entertainment
  • Tech & Fintech
  • Education
  • Manufacturing
  • Hospitality
  • Religious Orders

Business immigration sectors

Arts and entertainment

A sector characterised by short-term sponsorship for specific engagements, our team has the experience and skills to act quickly in relation to events, often acting on instructions at short notice. Our partnership with nQ Legal means we are ideally-placed to provide holistic legal advice across all aspects of a tour or one-off engagement. We have also advised on a number of Global Talent cases in the sector, notably for emerging artists in the soul and Afrobeat genres.

Tech & Fintech

We monitor and understand immigration policy impacting fast-growth tech and fintech businesses, which is typically characterised by challenges such as the need to attract international talent, relocate for development and set up new offices and arms of the business globally. Our team can give expert advice on applications for a Global Talent or Innovator Visa, family and leadership team relocation, sponsor licensing and more.

Education

We have a long-standing background in the education sector, in particular higher education, working with universities and international language schools on policy and practice for international students and global study programmes, applications for visas for study and eligibility to work or bring dependants.

Manufacturing

Our work in this sector often involves short-term entry under business visitor rules, advising overseas businesses providing installation, maintenance and related services to UK client companies. We take instructions at short notice, always mindful of the business needs of client and customer.

Hospitality

We act for some of the North West’s highest-profile and fastest-growing bar and restaurant businesses, facilitating employment of overseas staff into key roles via the Skilled Worker sponsor licence route.

Religious Orders

We work closely with religious orders in the UK and internationally to support and advise on sector-specific visa routes such as T2 Minister of Religion and T5 Religious Workers. We provide advice on sponsor licensing and local labour market exemptions for a wide range of religious bodies.

How we can help

Latitude Law helps entrepreneurs, innovators and businesses navigate the complexities of the UK immigration system across a range of sectors. Our team has deep knowledge of the law, Immigration Rules, Home Office policy and guidance which informs decisions in this field. The passion we have for immigration law, advocacy and seeing client businesses flourish and thrive has allowed us to help countless clients reach their end-goal of relocating, working and living in the UK with their families.

If you would like to speak to one of our business sector experts, click the button below or call 0044 161 234 6800 (Manchester ) / 0044 207 046 7185 (London) / 0032 2792 3371 (Brussels)

Why choose Latitude Law?

Our expert solicitors have extensive knowledge in all aspects of inbound immigration, human rights and nationality law. We have an excellent track record of assisting clients in the most complex cases and issues which can arise from applications, extensions and switching into other categories.

We are proud to have the largest business immigration law team in the North West and are accredited by The Times Best Law Firms, Legal 500, Chambers & Partners and Who’s Who Legal. Get in touch with one of our experts today to discuss your business immigration needs.

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What our clients say…

Complex British Nationality Application

"Many thanks to the amazing Latitude Law team, especially Katerina Woodcock, Gary McIndoe and Anna Sullivan, for expertly handling my passport application. Mine was a very complicated and multifaceted case, but thanks to the wonderful Latitude Law, I succeeded in getting my passport in a timely manner and would definitely recommend Latitude Law for any immigration or citizenship matters. When working with them, you can rest assured that you are in good hands."
Ms B
February 2024

Administrative Review

"I would like to thank Jessica Lee and Natasha Willett for their excellent work over the last couple
of years. They have helped me secure permanent residence status in the UK and their professionalism
has been second to none throughout the process. What really impressed me is that they were prepared to
go the proverbial extra mile to achieve the desired result for me. They have been incredibly supportive
and easy to work with. Needless to say, I can highly recommend this law firm and would definitely go back to
them should I ever need legal advice again."
Mr Tom F
January 2024

Indefinite Leave To Remain Approval

"Dear Natasha & Gary,
We are very thankful for the approval of our Indefinite Leave To Remain. This incredible news wouldn't have been possible without your unwavering dedication and exceptional legal expertise. Your guidance and support throughout this entire process have been nothing short of outstanding.
From our initial consultation to the meticulous preparation of my application, you have demonstrated a level of professionalism and knowledge that has far exceeded my expectations. Your attention to detail and strategic approach truly set you apart as remarkable solicitors."
Mr Bansal
January 2024