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Corporate Immigration 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Sohan Sidhu is a “go-to practitioner”, widely praised for the strength of his expertise in EU free movement and compliance matters.

Biography

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 Forbes.com in an article dealing with entrepreneurs and innovators.

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

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