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Paul McCarthy

Senior Associate

Paul is experienced in both personal and corporate immigration law for individuals and businesses in all types of application to the Immigration authorities.

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About

Paul has over 9 years of experience working in both personal and corporate immigration law for individuals and businesses in all types of application to the Immigration authorities.

He is a specialist in complex immigration casework and has acted for numerous FTSE 100 companies and high net worth individuals in their immigration matters. Paul has also successfully represented clients in Administrative Review applications, at both the First and Upper Tier Tribunals (Immigration and Asylum Chamber), in the Administrative Court by way of Judicial Review and injunction proceedings and in the Court of Appeal (Civil Division). He has written articles and presented webinars on a number of immigration related topics and provided bespoke training to clients on all manner of corporate and personal immigration. Paul is recognised as a ‘Rising Star’ in The Legal 500.

Paul is admitted to practise in England and Wales.

Experience

  • Regularly undertakes employee ‘Brexit surgeries’ advising EU migrants in the UK on their rights following the EU referendum
  • Advises and assists clients applying for Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) visas
  • Experience of successfully challenging refusals under the Administrative Review regime.
  • Presented webinars on the right to rent scheme and changes to Tier 1 of the Points Based System
  • Routinely advises clients on family immigration matters and how to naturalise as a British Citizen

Our thinking

  • Computer says No - my prediction of UK border chaos on Wednesday 1 January 2025

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  • Paul McCarthy writes for Today's Family Lawyer on surrogacy and immigration law

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    In The Press

  • Visiting the UK over the next 2 years? You may need a pre-arrival Electronic Travel Authorisation

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  • Will Brexit lead to the next Windrush scandal? An emerging hostile environment for EU citizens in the UK

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  • Pre-Settled Status to be automatically extended by two years

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  • UK immigration and international surrogacy update – will the Law Commission report change an aged system?

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  • Swiss/UK secondments – the basics

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  • Emma Humphreys and Paul McCarthy write for Property Week on the new landlord digital ID checks

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    In The Press

  • Homes for Ukraine – A new visa from the UK Housing Department

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  • UK scraps the Investor visa

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  • New Employer and Landlord Digital ID Checks – A Good IDea?

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  • Changes to Right to Work Checks from 1 July 2021

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    Insights

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