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‘Moving to another country can be a stressful experience, especially when this is linked to significant life events such as starting a new job or establishing a company,’ says Kelvin Tanner. ‘And it’s all the more stressful when someone is moving their family.’
The Charles Russell Speechlys partner’s practice comprises both corporate and private clients, with a particular specialism in advising HNWs seeking an alternative residence or citizenship. ‘My team aims to find the best immigration options for our clients and to offer a “white glove service”, taking as much of the stress and uncertainty out of the process as we can,’ he says.
‘When we are assisting someone, we want to understand the motivations for the move and the requirements of the client and their family,’ he says. ‘We can then work out the best route, whether via a passive investment like the Tier 1 investor visa, or through an immigration solution linked to their company.’ Clients also benefit from his team’s ability to engage lawyers across the firm - including its highly-rated tax and corporate teams – to look after pre-arrival planning needs, as well as commercial assistance where their business is expanding into the UK.
With the pandemic, the past few months have been busy, as Tanner and his team helped clients in the UK to regularise their stay, as well securing visas and travel permission for clients stuck overseas. All in all, it’s made for a rather interesting year.