Virginia, US

Tom is a Manager and solicitor based in our London office. He provides immigration advice and support to corporate clients across a range of industries, including telecommunication, information technology, legal and accountancy. Tom regularly advises global organisations and private individuals on all applications covered by the UK Immigration Rules, particularly Sponsor Licences, Tier 1 and Tier 2 of the Points Based System, EEA applications, indefinite leave to remain and naturalisation. He provides advice on compliance issues including drafting internal policies, attending audits, managing sponsor licences and preparing clients for government audits. Tom has acted for a number of clients facilitating high volume graduate schemes and secondment programmes.

Tom is particularly interested in helping small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and start-ups, to engage with the UK immigration system and grow their business with talent from overseas. He also acts for high net worth individuals, to provide advice on Tier 1 Investor and Tier 1 Entrepreneur applications with complex financial arrangements.

Prior to joining Fragomen, Tom worked for another leading London firm with a highly rated immigration team. In addition to immigration law, he gained experience in a variety of practice areas including property law, employment law and commercial dispute resolution.

Education


College of Law, London | Legal Practice Course, 2010
College of Law, London | Graduate Diploma in Law, 2009
University of Durham | B.A., 2005, with honors

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

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

Member, Law Society of England and Wales

Member, Immigration Law Practitioners' Association

Assisted a Tier 1 Investor applicant with two previous refusals and a poor immigration record to successfully apply for a new Investor visa in a difficult jurisdiction.

Assisted a large multinational client with UK immigration compliance and sponsorship duties relating to their global de-merger into two separate organisations.

Provided advice and support to the Home Office with a policy review of the UK Visitor Rules.

Publications and Lectures

Author, “Immigration and London’s tech scene: be concerned but don’t despair.” ITProPortal, 10 July 2017: n. pag. Web.