Virginia, US

Raj is a Manager and solicitor based in our London office, where he currently manages a team of solicitors and paralegals. He is also the lead solicitor for several major corporate clients, providing strategic immigration advice and support. Working with his team, Raj provides advice to major financial and professional services, pharmaceutical, engineering, IT and media clients on their employees’ relocation to the United Kingdom and the corresponding compliance issues.

Raj also advises on immigration issues arising out of mergers and acquisitions and other changes to corporate/group structures.

In addition to the above, Raj assists high net worth individuals from across the world with their personal immigration cases. As a member of Fragomen’s specialized team that deals with the high-value migrant visa category, Raj advises clients on the immigration and financial requirements for Tier 1 (Entrepreneur Migrant) and (Investor) Migrant Visas.

Prior to joining Fragomen in August 2012, Raj worked at another leading immigration law firm, where he completed his training. He is also a regular contributor to immigration articles and features in legal publications.

In 2014, Raj was short-listed for the Expatriate Management and Mobility Awards Rising Star Award.

Education


College of Law, London | Legal Practice Course, 2007
University of Kent at Canterbury | Bachelor of Law, 2006, with honors

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Legal Qualifications: Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales

Member, Immigration Law Practitioners' Association

Advised clients on their immigration policies and strategies to ensure that their future growth objectives and aims could be met

Advised large private and public companies to ensure that their HR systems and processes were fully Point Based System compliant and effective

Supported clients with UKVI audits and compliance-related matters falling under immigration law and policy

Advised clients with immigration projects involving the movement of staff and resources to the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands

Publications and Lectures

Speaker, “EU Referendum Result / BREXIT Legal Update.” Lecture, Mercer UK Expatriate Forum, London/UK, October 19, 2016.

Author, “UK business and immigration: A rocky road ahead.” Solicitors Journal, (June 2016): Page 39. Print and Web.

Speaker, “UK Immigration reforms - Everything employers need to know.” Lecture, EEF: The Manufacturers' Organisation, Birmingham/UK, 22 March 2016.

Co-Author, “Return of the MAC: An Update on the Migration Advisory Committee Review of Tier 2.” Solicitors Journal, (December 2015). Print and Web.

Speaker, “UK Immigration Changes: Migration Advisory Committee Review.” Lecture, FEM Global Mobility Summit, London/UK, November 6, 2015.

Author, “The Immigration Cap: Potential Borders Between Law Firms and Trainees.” Solicitors Journal, (August 2015): Page 33. Print and Web.

Speaker, “Global Immigration Updates.” Lecture, Mercer UK Expatriate Forum, London/UK, April 15, 2015.

Speaker, “UK Immigration Update: Focus on the Recent Rule Changes and Compliance.” Lecture, Mercer UK Expatriate Forum, London/UK, February 6, 2014.

Speaker, “Global Immigration Updates.” Lecture, Mercer UK Expatriate Forum, London/UK, June 27, 2013.