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Global Leader

Corporate Immigration 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

Peers and clients

“Sohan is particularly good at translating legal issues into non-legal, plain English and helping us navigate the implications”

“He is calm and reassuring"

"We have had huge success because of his knowledge and professionalism”

“Sohan is an expert in his field and his advice is great”


Sohan Sidhu is a partner in the immigration team with over 20 years of experience in UK immigration, nationality and EU free movement law. He advises investors, entrepreneurs and high-net-worth individuals, and acts on behalf of many UK companies and start-ups. He has a diverse client base across such sectors as pharmaceuticals, education (including a leading Russell Group university), healthcare, horse racing, fashion and professional services. Advising companies in compliance-related matters, he has had considerable success with complex sponsor licence applications. Sohan regularly represents clients that have been issued with civil penalties; he has also represented businesses that have had their sponsor licences suspended, managing to have suspensions overturned with the sponsor licence subsequently reinstated.

Sohan has pursued successful litigation against the Home Office by way of applications for judicial review in the High Court, including in complex human rights applications. He has extensive knowledge of the points-based system, nationality issues and a strong practice covering EU free movement law. He has spoken at events and provided in-house training to businesses and financial institutions, among others. Sohan has advised a leading Hollywood actress on UK immigration matters and also specialises in advising the military, particularly serving members of the United States Air Force on UK immigration matters. He is a prolific writer and regularly publishes articles on UK immigration law, including for the press. He was also recently invited to provide immigration comment to in an article dealing with entrepreneurs and innovators.

The Legal 500 describes him as “a very safe pair of hands”.

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