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Philip Trott joins Vanessa Ganguin Immigration Law

2 March 2021

We are extremely excited to announce the latest addition to Vanessa Ganguin Immigration Law, an immigration expert whose stellar cast of clients has seen him appear on stage at Glastonbury Festival.

With a glittering legal career spanning over 44 years, “Philip Trott is a legendary figure in immigration law” according to The Spear’s 500 Top Recommended Immigration Lawyers.

Philip is joining the firm as a Senior Counsel, working 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.

Philip has been described by Chambers and Partners as the “go to guy for any horrendously complex cases.” “You cannot get better,” according to Chambers High Net Worth 2021, “he is the godfather of immigration law.”

Philip is ranked a Thought Leader in Corporate Immigration according to Who’s Who Legal. And, unsurprisingly, with his roll call of clients, Philip also makes an appearance in the actual Who’s Who guide.

He is a winner of a Leaders in Law Global Award 2020 in the category of Immigration Law Expert of the Year in England.

You may well spot Trott providing 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 as 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 investors 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. He has also provided expert witness opinions for legal proceedings.

Ross Kennedy

Philip is reunited with our Senior Client Manager Ross Kennedy who joined the firm earlier this year. Ross came highly recommended by Philip, with whom he had worked before. With a solid reputation for managing large caseloads and a faultless grasp of the minutiae of immigration law, Ross is also a major asset to the firm. He is a regular participant of the Immigration Law Practitioners Association (ILPA) Economic Migration Working Group. One of Ross’s policy achievements was identifying a gap in the UK’s Immigration Rules treating doctoral qualifications differently under the worker and student routes. Ross worked with ILPA to obtain a change in UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) guidance to close the gap.

Ross also writes articles on UK immigration law and advises on the whole range of immigration matters as well as training HR teams. He is a contributing author for Lexis PSL too. Ross has an expert understanding of the UK immigration system and compliance regime, advising corporate clients of all sizes, from start-ups, SMEs and charitable or religious organisations to large multinationals.

You can contact Philip Trott on: Philip@VanessaGanguin.com or 07798600461.

And Ross Kennedy on: Ross@VanessaGanguin.com or 07894 790890.