Supinder Sian is a partner in the Labour & Employment Practice, specialising in business immigration, based in our London office. Supinder has over 10 years’ experience in business immigration. He has a wealth of experience and has extensive knowledge of both immigration and compliance issues. He advises corporates and employees on applications for entry clearance, extensions of stay, switching visa categories, indefinite leave to remain and naturalisation as a British citizen. He specialises in the Points Based System and has made numerous licence applications for both start-up and existing companies and regularly carries out compliance audits for clients.

    In addition to in-bound UK immigration, Supinder has experience in advising on and co-ordinating immigration applications globally.

    Supinder has excellent contacts at the Home Office at director level, which often leads to a speedy resolution of complex issues. Supinder has also participated in the Home Office’s working groups on key immigration issues.

    Supinder regularly speaks as part of the department’s national seminar programme. He is also frequently invited to speak at conferences and provides bespoke in-house training to his clients.

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    • Undertaking large-scale illegal working audits and advising on and implementing stream-lined right to work check procedures.
    • Advising one of the UK’s largest private employers with regard to illegal workers, and liaising with the Home Office to resolve issues surrounding the employment of illegal migrants and assisting with a successful review against a civil penalty imposed by the Home Office.
    • Advising on procedural and strategic issues arising out of the acquisition of migrant worker staff under TUPE.
    • Acting for a number of clients in respect of their application for a Points Based System Licence and the administration of the license as a Level 1 user and Key Contact.
    • Securing the re-instatement of a sponsor licence following suspension and down-grading through in-depth negotiations with the Home Office, thus preventing the loss of millions of pounds in revenue for the client.
    • Advising a global communications company on the transfer of 18 key employees of various nationalities to different locations around the world as part of a rolling three-year graduate fellowship programme.
    • Invited by the Home Office to join their working group on the Resident Labour Market Test.

    Education

    • Kingston University, 2002
    • BPP Law School, 2008

    Admissions

    • England and Wales, 2008
    • Recommended in The Legal 500 UK 2017 for Immigration

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