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Company

Penningtons Manches Cooper

Position

Partner

Index

Immigration Lawyers

Legal

Location

London, United Kingdom

Advice type

Immigration

Client types

HNW

Entrepreneurs

Families

Sector focus

Legal Advisory Services

Profile

Pat Saini

Description

Spear's Review

Immigration lawyer Pat Saini tells Spear's that becoming a ‘trusted adviser’ to her clients means spending time getting to know them, while building a thorough understanding of their family and business needs. ‘Clients and advisers approach my team because we get the job done,’ she says. ‘They know they can just pick up the phone at any time, have a conversation and work out a pragmatic solution to the problem at hand.’

Saini’s practice includes providing immigration solutions to HNWs, in particular those applying for Tier 1 investor, entrepreneur and exceptional talent visas. She also advises educational establishments on immigration matters, including challenging decisions to suspend or revoke sponsor licences. She uses her network of contacts across various government departments to meet her clients’ needs.

Adviser Profile

‘The pandemic continues to present many challenges,’ says Pat, head of Penningtons Manches Cooper’s immigration practice, ‘but our extensive network of contacts enables us to meet our clients’ needs.’ Urgent cases range from corporates employing specialist Covid researchers to private clients needing to reunite with family members. Pat will soon be providing input into the new proposed immigration routes including a visa for ‘high potential individuals’.

Recognised by Computer Weekly as one of the most influential women in tech, Pat has worked to expand visa options for the sector, including the redesign of the Global Talent visa. She also fed into the Kalifa review leading to UK Government plans for a scale-up visa.

Rank: Top Recommended

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