Anticipating the needs of its business clients and recognising the opportunities posed by Brexit and the continued investment of high net worth individuals, particularly from China, Russia and the Middle East into the UK, Sherrards has set up a dedicated immigration consultancy in a bold move to be at the forefront of this rapidly expanding area.
Laura Butcher, a specialist immigration consultant with more than 12 years’ experience at Osborne Clarke and Fragomen worldwide, will run the consultancy, Trusted Immigration. Offering clients the full range of immigration, relocation and citizenship services from securing visas to buying property, setting up and buying businesses, education advice for children and tax planning, Laura will combine her immigration expertise with the strength of Sherrards’ legal teams, particularly employment, corporate and high end residential property, as well as working with a network of expert advisors.
Recognising that Sherrards’ existing business clients will have a far greater need for immigration and mobility services if they are to continue to run their UK and international businesses successfully, Trusted Immigration, will meet the needs of those existing clients at the same time as attracting new businesses and individuals looking to invest in the UK.
Part of Alliott group, an international alliance of law firms and accountants, Sherrards has positioned itself to offer the Alliott group members a service with a specialist focused exclusively on working with their clients on immigration needs, including visa applications and appeals.
Alasdair McMillin, Managing Partner at Sherrards commented “Part of the beauty of being a mid-sized law firm is our ability to be flexible and to react quickly to our clients’ changing needs and market opportunities. Setting up Trusted Immigration with a specialist such as Laura is a great example of that. It is clear that clients have a need and work is already building up.”