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WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

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Corporate Immigration 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Graeme Kirk is highly commended for the strength of his practice, and is “excellent on the Tier 1 side” according to impressed peers.


Graeme Kirk is a partner and head of the immigration department of Ellisons Solicitors incorporating Gross & Co. With 40 years’ experience in the field his practice aims to provide a highly personal and cost-effective service of the highest quality to business clients.

Graeme has specialised in business immigration law since 1981 and has acted for clients from all over the world, and his current immigration client list includes major, listed British and foreign corporations, international banks, as well as smaller companies and entrepreneurs. He acts as a consultant in UK immigration law for many UK solicitors and foreign law firms.

Graeme deals with all aspects of business and private client immigration (other than asylum) including the UK points-based system, and family immigration. A particular niche involves acting for high-net-worth individuals and entrepreneurs.

He acted as chairman of the immigration and nationality law committee of the International Bar Association from 2000 to 2004, and has co-chaired the biennial IBA global immigration conferences since 2003. He is also a member of the Immigration Law Practitioners Association (ILPA), and has lectured for ILPA on business immigration. He has spoken on UK immigration matters at American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and American Bar Association (ABA) conferences. He is the immediate past co-chair of the IBA Global Employment Institute, and the UK contributor to Carswell’s Global Business Immigration Handbook. He is a trustee of the IBA HRI Trust.

The firm has offices across Essex, Suffolk and London.

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