Vanessa Ganguin is a leading light in immigration, with decades of experience of delivering great results and great value with a friendly, personal touch.

Vanessa Ganguin Immigration Law is a dynamic immigration practice providing outstanding advice and exceptional service to businesses, individuals and families. Our team of specialists led by founder Vanessa Ganguin, has an impeccable record of finding fast solutions, challenging decisions and winning complex cases at all levels.

Why work with us?

Whether you are a global corporation, start-up, scale-up, sports, science or arts talent, professionals or family members relocating to the UK or seeking a path to citizenship, we can help you navigate UK immigration and nationality processes with the very best strategy for you.

We draw on our expertise in all areas of immigration as well as established contacts among Home Office policy makers and operational staff where necessary to resolve issues and obtain clarity for our clients.

For a chat about your UK immigration issues please call us on 0207 033 9527 or click here to send us an email

Our Team

Vanessa Ganguin

Vanessa Ganguin
Managing Partner

Vanessa is one of the most highly regarded experts in immigration law, with with almost three decades of specialist experience in UK immigration.

She is recommended by Chambers & Partners UK, Chambers High Net Worth Guide, Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal as a leading individual and thought leader in commercial immigration.

“Vanessa has a wealth of connections at the Home Office and frequently liaises with them in relation to the development of immigration policy,” according to Who’s Who Legal, and she has “a particular flair for appeals at all levels and challenging refusals.”

“Vanessa Ganguin is especially knowledgeable in the handling of immigration matters for entertainment industry clients,” according to Chambers & Partners, and Legal 500 commends her “particular niche in acting for US corporate clients looking to establish a presence in the UK.”


Philip Trott
Senior Counsel

With a glittering legal career spanning over 45 years, “Philip Trott is a legendary figure in immigration law” according to The Spear’s 500 Top Recommended Immigration Lawyers.

Philip works across the spectrum of business and personal immigration in which he has made a name for himself, representing the good, the bad and the very tricky cases too.

“You cannot get better,” according to Chambers High Net Worth, “he is the godfather of immigration law.”

Philip has also been described by Chambers and Partners as the “go-to guy for any horrendously complex cases.”

Like Vanessa, Philip is ranked a Thought Leader in Corporate Immigration according to Who’s Who Legal.

Ben Maitland

Ben Maitland
Senior Associate

Ben Maitland has extensive experience of both private and business immigration allowing him to successfully navigate the UK’s ever-changing immigration system for his clients.

Ben’s legal career across has been exclusively in immigration law for a wide variety of business, including multi-national law firms, public bodies, the education and health sectors (including the NHS), charities as well as individuals and their families.

He advises on all aspects of the sponsor licensing system and the Skilled and Temporary worker routes, including Skilled worker and Global Business Mobility routes as well as non-sponsored routes such as Graduate, Global Talent, Start-Up, Innovator and High Potential Individuals.

His work includes EU law/EU Settlement Scheme, advising individuals, families as well as employers who want to reassure and assist their EU workforce.

Anushka Sinha

Anushka Sinha
Senior Associate

Anushka Sinha is a well-respected, familiar face in UK immigration law, highly-regarded as a safe pair of hands for all immigration and nationality matters.

She is a co-convenor of the Immigration Law Practitioners Association (ILPA) Economic Migration Working Group and established the first international subcommittee of ILPA in New York.

Anushka has been a regular contributor to the Legal 500 UK Fintech Guide. She has written about immigration law and has at points been actively involved in challenging Home Office policies through her work with the Immigration Law Practitioners Association. She has met with the Immigration Minister and senior policymakers on several occasions to discuss changes to the UK immigration system and policies.

Ross Kennedy
Senior Client Manager

Ross brings over a decade of advising corporates and individuals and a proven track record of practice-leading immigration nous to the firm.

He has built a reputation for himself as a safe pair of hands across the wide range of challenges of personal and business immigration.

After leaving the Civil Service, Ross was previously Practice Manager and a senior at two immigration firms of global repute before joining Vanessa Ganguin Immigration Law in 2021. Ross has a wealth of experience working with corporate clients of all sizes, from start-ups, SMEs and charitable or religious organisations to large multinational companies.

Eralda Shullazi

Eralda Shullazi
Associate Solicitor

Eralda is experienced across the full range of UK private and business immigration law, working in areas such as family member applications, skilled worker sponsorship, British citizenship applications and post Brexit applications for European nationals. She also has experience with human rights and asylum applications and court appeals, including work with the Ahmadiyya Muslim community.

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Alexandra Miradi
Trainee Solicitor

Alexandra is experienced in many different areas of corporate and private immigration law.

She has a solid understanding of the sponsor licence process and the duties sponsors must fulfil as well as Global Talent visa applications. She has experience of cases involving complex immigration histories, British citizenship and family applications.

Alex has also worked on many successful asylum and human rights appeals.


Jocelyn Cheng

Jocelyn Cheng

Jocelyn Cheng has joined Vanessa Ganguin Immigration Law to work across the gamut of UK immigration matters.

Jocelyn’s legal career started in a highly-regarded US immigration firm where she worked with a range of clients across industries such as construction, recruitment, marketing and advertising.

She has a lot of experience working on immigration routes for executive, managerial and specialised knowledge workers.

Jocelyn attained a BA degree in English Literature at Queen Mary University of London, before completing her Masters of Arts in Law at the University of Law Bloomsbury, where she received a Distinction.

Jocelyn teaches Hip Hop Street Dancing and has worked pro bono with legal advice for Citizens Advice Bureau and Amnesty International.

“Vanessa has a wealth of connections at the Home Office and frequently liaises with them in relation to the development of immigration policy… A particular flair for appeals at all levels and challenging refusals.”

Who’s Who Legal

“Boutique immigration firm Vanessa Ganguin Immigration Law fields a strong team of 'incredibly knowledgeable’ lawyers... Founder and managing partner Vanessa Ganguin advises on all aspects of corporate and personal immigration, with particular strength in advising clients in the finance, fintech, engineering, media and entertainment, and sport sectors. Senior counsel Philip Trott brings a wealth of experience acting for clients including entrepreneurs, start-ups, and charities, and on matters extending to complex appeals and national security cases.”

The Legal 500

“Based on our experience I would highly recommend Vanessa’s ‘hand holding’ and professionalism for any immigration issue as it ensured a painless and efficient experience for both of us."

Private client, international businesswoman and advocate of women’s and children’s rights

“When it comes to UK immigration matters, Vanessa Ganguin consistently delivers for our clients. Highly recommended!”

Partner, US law firm

“Vanessa’s team puts everything into plain English so we don’t have to be concerned about the terminology and understand immediately the intent and context behind each question we are asked to provide information on. We feel like they are very focused on us as a client and we are not having to fight with other clients for time and attention.”

Legal 500 testimonial

"I approached Vanessa for legal advice about my application and thanks to her and her team’s dedicated, responsive and excellent guidance through the process I gained British citizenship in good time."

Private client, student

"Vanessa Ganguin is especially knowledgeable in the handling of immigration matters for entertainment industry clients. Her work includes securing Tier 5 creative worker visas, as well as providing sponsor licence compliance advice to industry professionals.”

Chambers & Partners

“Vanessa Ganguin has a very specialised UK immigration practice, and is exceptionally knowledgeable in this field… Vanessa and her team provide a boutique style legal service which is flexible to fit any size of organisation.”

Legal 500

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