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Owen Chan, Associate

Owen provides legal advice to individuals and businesses on a wide range of UK immigration issues.


Owen has experience advising employers on sponsorship of migrant workers under Tier 2 of the Points-Based System, as well as their sponsor license obligations and right-to-work checks. Owen also frequently assists high net worth individuals and their families with personal immigration matters and relocation to the UK. His experience includes advising on the Tier 1 Investor and Entrepreneur routes, family applications by partners of British and EEA citizens, Tier 4, Tier 5 and the requirements to settle in the UK permanently.

His experience also includes advising on complex cases resulting in a successful challenge to UKVI’s decisions.

Owen is a native Cantonese and Mandarin speaker and has particularly good knowledge of Asia. He frequently acts as an interpreter for Chinese clients.

Experience highlights

  • Successful complex Representative of an Overseas Business visa application for a senior employee in a US-listed insurance company and his dependants
  • Accompanying a Chinese investor to a Home Office interview concerning the underlying investment structure and ensuring his instructions are accurately translated
  • Successful visit visa refusal challenge in relation to spent caution
  • Experience in putting together and filing a Judicial Review on an urgent basis