Vanessa Ganguin
Managing Partner

Vanessa Ganguin Immigration Law

Vanessa is one of the most highly regarded experts in immigration law, 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.”

Vanessa’s clients span various industries and sectors – such as fintech, manufacturing, the entertainment industries and the arts.

Her friendly service and commercial nous mean many firms rely on Vanessa’s advice throughout their journey from start-ups to household brands, as well as for the immigration implications of TUPE transfers, mergers and acquisitions.

She has also made a name for herself advising individuals across the whole spectrum immigration matters, from global talent and high net worth clients to those at the wrong end of Home Office decisions.

Many of her referrals come from other legal practices – including other immigration firms on tricky matters – reflecting how highly she is regarded as a safe pair of hands.

Attracted to the compassionate side of the legal profession, Vanessa was admitted to the roll of solicitors in 2000 and led hundreds of human rights and asylum appeals in her early career in immigration, before establishing a human rights and appeals team in a leading City practice.

Vanessa co-founded boutique immigration specialists Ganguin Samartin in 2015, before going on to set up Vanessa Ganguin Immigration Law specialising in all aspects of UK immigration advice.

She trains and presents to other professionals on current immigration issues and regularly writes articles on hot immigration topics for a wide variety of HR and legal industry magazines, as well as national newspapers and international publications.

As Managing Partner of the firm, Vanessa’s breadth of experience and passion for her field ensures the highest level of service to all of her clients, from corporate to private, with her very hands-on, responsive and friendly ethos.

Recent articles posted by Vanessa Ganguin

by Vanessa Ganguin

How will UK measures to reduce immigration affect employers in 2024?
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by Vanessa Ganguin

More clarity for employers, workers and families hit by James Cleverly’s immigration reducing measures
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Vanessa Ganguin writes in the HR Director

An update on 2024’s UK immigration changes for employers, workers and family
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Vanessa Ganguin writes in the HR Director

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

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Vanessa Ganguin writes for BritishAmerican Business

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