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

Vanessa Ganguin, Philip Trott and the firm are lauded in The Times Best Law Firms

The Times Best Law Firms 2024 names Vanessa Ganguin Immigration Law among the UK’s best law firms
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Vanessa Ganguin, Philip Trott, Anushka Sinha and team ranked highly for Business Immigration

Vanessa Ganguin Immigration Law ranked highly for immigration law by Chambers UK 2024
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Best Lawyers UK immigration

Vanessa Ganguin, Philip Trott ranked in The Legal 500 Hall of Fame.

Vanessa Ganguin and Philip Trott recognised in The Legal 500’s Hall of Fame as the firm and five lawyers are commended for immigration
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Vanessa Ganguin, Philip Trott and the firm are ranked among the top departments advising HNWI on UK immigration

Vanessa Ganguin Immigration Law ranked highly by Chambers High Net Worth Legal Guide 2023
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Best Lawyers UK immigration

Vanessa Ganguin, Philip Trott feature in Best Lawyers in The United Kingdom 2024

Vanessa Ganguin and Philip Trott rated in Best Lawyers in The United Kingdom 2024 for immigration
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Vanessa Ganguin, Philip Trott praised in The Times Best Law Firms

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