By Rebecca Westaway
Latest immigration developments following implementation of the new post-Brexit immigration system
Getting immigration requirements right is a critical and hugely complex process when recruiting international staff. Immigration law is complicated and constantly evolving, making it a challenging area to navigate, particularly in the post-Brexit landscape.
We were delighted to welcome Alex Russell from Mills & Reeve LLP to explore the latest immigration developments (since implementing the new post-Brexit immigration system).
Alex covered managing right to work documents checks following Brexit, including in respect of EU staff and also how organisations can make effective use of the new Frontier Worker Permit and Temporary Worker routes. With regards to Skilled Worker visa sponsor guidance, Alex covered key changes together with compliance obligations, including the recruitment documents that sponsors are required to retain
FInally Alex brought everyone up to date on the changes on the horizon and the actions employers need to be taking.
The session was especially relevant for Human Resources professionals and other individuals responsible for managing immigration risk.
Watch the event recording.
About Alex Russell
Alex leads the Mills & Reeve LLP Immigration team and advises employers and individuals on the full spectrum of immigration matters. Alex’s clients include universities, NHS Trusts, Premiership football clubs, SMEs, and charities.
Alex is a highly experienced employment lawyer who specialises in advising higher education institutions, further education colleges, academies and private schools on the full range of employment and HR issues.
Alex is particularly experienced in defending complex and high-value Employment Tribunal claims (including regularly appearing as an advocate) and is known for his commercial and pragmatic advice. He recently helped a university successfully defend an appeal to the court of appeal in a substantial discrimination claim.CIPDEmployers’ legal guide to post-Brexit immigration
He is recommended as a leading lawyer in Legal 500 and has provided immigration support to a large number of organisations following the Brexit vote, including:
- running briefing sessions,
- advice surgeries application checking services for EU national staff. and
- contributing to strategy papers in relation to workforce planning & critical risks.
Practical guidance on navigating the UK’s new points-based system for HR and employers
CIPD provides comprehensive guidance addressing the essential questions and help to navigate the system. The supporting diagnostic tool and flowchart provide an instant view on the visa permissions together with step-by-step details and case study examples on:
- applications under the EU Settlement Scheme
- how to assess and record the right to work from 2021
- sponsorship categories, including Skilled Worker and Intra-Company Transfer
- how to obtain and retain sponsorship licences.