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The Times Best Law Firms 2024 names Vanessa Ganguin Immigration Law among the UK’s best law firms

22 October 2023

The Times Best Law Firms has highlighted Vanessa Ganguin Immigration Law among the 250 best law firms in England and Wales again, commending the practice for its immigration work.

According to The Times Best Law Firms:

“This small practice, which is based in Shoreditch, east London, offers advice on UK immigration and nationality matters to businesses, individuals and families.

The firm advised on some of the first visas issued under the new Expansion Worker visa for companies seeking a footprint in the British market, as well as firms applying for new Scale-up visas, designed to make it easier for growing firms to hire top talent from around the world. Its lawyers are regularly consulted by multinational companies about immigration matters arising from acquisitions and mergers.

More widely, clients include individuals navigating tricky family immigration issues such as surrogacy and other matters related to arrangements for children, including in situations complicated by accusations of domestic violence.

The firm deals with many inquiries from the entertainment industry and celebrities, from Global Talent applications to the complex consequences of a celebrity admitting publicly that they may have entered the UK illegally as a child.

Vanessa Ganguin and Philip Trott are renowned for their work with wealthy individuals and sports figures, recently advising a football manager on an urgent work visa to reverse their team’s fortunes.”

Vanessa Ganguin Immigration Law ranked for immigration in other best firm guides

Earlier this month, Managing Partner Vanessa Ganguin and Senior Counsel Philip Trott have both been recognised in The Legal 500 UK Hall of Fame in The Legal 500 UK 2024. The legal guide which ranked Vanessa Ganguin Immigration Law again recognised both Vanessa Ganguin and her colleague Philip Trott who has worked with a vast array of big household name corporations as well as celebrities and High Net Worth Individuals with tricky immigration issues in the Hall of Fame for immigration law.

The famous legal guide also commended Ben Maitland, Anushka Sinha and Ross Kennedy for their work in commercial immigration.

According to The Legal 500:

“The immigration boutique Vanessa Ganguin Immigration Law covers the full scope of immigration work, acting for a range of clients across a range of sectors including media, sport, financial services, and tech.

The practice is led by the ‘impressive‘ Vanessa Ganguin, whose substantial expertise straddles the full range of business and personal immigration matters across a number of industries. Senior counsel Philip Trott is also noted for his significant experience, which he employs for complex work arising in relation to discretionary applications and national security issues. Senior associates Ben Maitland and Anushka Sinha bolstered the team with their arrivals in October 2022 and January 2023 respectively, and are key contacts within the department, as is ‘solutions-focused’ senior client manager Ross Kennedy.”

Vanessa Ganguin Immigration Law has also been ranked alongside Vanessa Ganguin and “Senior Statesman” Philip Trott among only 11 other United Kingdom Immigration departments in this year’s Chambers and Partners Guide to UK firms serving High Net Worth Individuals.

Both Vanessa Ganguin and Philip Trott were also highly rated again this summer in The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom – published by Best Lawyers, based on peer reviews within the legal profession.

Vanessa Ganguin Immigration Law Senior Counsel Philip Trott and Managing Partner Vanessa Ganguin also featured in Who’s Who Legal‘s Corporate Immigration 2023 – Legal Marketplace Analysis recently.

According to Who’s Who Legal, ‘Vanessa Ganguin is the founder of Vanessa Ganguin Immigration Law and draws considerable praise from commentators for her exemplary immigration practice and ‘outstanding’ expertise.’

The analysis also adds: ‘Philip Trott sits among the foremost immigration lawyers in the UK, and is ‘a well-recognised name’ in the market.’

Who’s Who Legal Thought Leaders also ranked both as ‘Global Leaders’ in the field of Corporate Immigration.