Philip Trott
Senior Counsel

Vanessa Ganguin Immigration Law

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

He is a winner of a Leaders in Law Global Award 2020 in the category of Immigration Law Expert of the Year in England. Philip provides expert comment on immigration issues on news and current affair shows on the BBC, ITV and Channel 4, and he also makes appearances as an immigration expert on the LBC legal hour.

Philip has contributed to several Lexis Nexis publications on the ever-changing immigration routes for creatives and sports. He is renowned for sports, arts, culture and media-related clients. He has also made a name for himself with tricky discretionary immigration applications outside the rules, as well as cases involving national security issues.

Philip’s commercial clients range from big household brands to the health, charity and faith sectors, as well as entrepreneurs and start-ups.

He has represented the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association (ILPA) on the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) employer taskforce. Philip has co-authored McDonald’s Immigration Law and Practice (7th ed), co-authored Immigration Law and Practice (Jackson, 3rd ed), as well as sitting on the editorial boards of Lexis Nexis PSL and American Immigration Lawyers Association Global Migration Publications Committee. Philip also provides expert witness opinions for legal proceedings.

He was admitted to the roll of solicitors in 1979.

Recent articles posted by Philip Trott

Philip Trott provides commentary to Sky News

Immigration Bill takes away fundamental human rights Philip Trott tells Sky News

Vanessa Ganguin, Philip Trott praised in The Times Best Law Firms

Vanessa Ganguin Immigration Law ranked in The Times Best Law Firms 2023

Vanessa Ganguin, Philip Trott praised in Chambers High Net Worth 2022

Philip Trott and Vanessa Ganguin recognised again in Chambers High Net Worth legal guide

Vanessa Ganguin, Philip Trott recognised for immigration in Best Lawyers

Vanessa Ganguin and Philip Trott in the Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom 2023 for Immigration
Philip Trott on LBC

Philip Trott discussed Homes for Ukraine and opening his house to Ukrainian refugees on LBC radio

Philip Trott defends housing Ukrainian refugees on Nick Ferrari’s LBC show
Philip Trott on LBC

Philip Trott appears on the Nick Ferrari morning show on LBC

Philip Trott discusses X-Rays and medical tests to verify asylum seekers’ ages on LBC