- Immigration & Nationality Law
Sohan joined Gross & Co. in 2005, became partner in 2008 and finance partner in 2014. A solicitor, practising immigration law for over 18 years, he provides advice on all aspects of UK immigration for individuals, families and business clients.
Credited as being “a very safe pair of hands” by the Legal 500 (2016), Sohan advises businesses who are seeking to employ key staff including assisting with sponsor licence applications and advising employers on compliance related matters.
He also advises on European applications and Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) and Tier 1 (Investor) visas, British citizenship applications and on British nationality issues. Represented clients before immigration tribunals and provided training and seminars on immigration, and is regularly consulted by military personnel and contractors.
A range of matters recently worked on;
- Representing a global company in its sponsor licence application and helping with the transfer of global staff to its UK division
- Obtaining a Tier 2 permit for a skilled chef sought by a leading London restaurant
- Successfully challenging the suspension of the sponsor licence of a leading racehorse trainer
- Advising a leading Hollywood actress on UK immigration matters
- Successfully challenging a six figure civil penalty imposed upon a large business for allegedly employing illegal migrant workers
- Securing damages and legal costs against the Home Office for the wrongful arrest and detention of a client
- Advising a USA corporation working under contract with the US Government on the transfer of technical staff to work at a US Air Force Base in the UK
Sohan has a diverse client base including from the IT, pharmaceutical, education, healthcare, horse racing, engineering, fashion, military and professional services sectors.
A Law Society IAAS Accredited Supervisor and Senior Caseworker.
Contact Sohan by telephone on 01284 763333 or by email: Sohan Sidhu.
Offices in Bury St. Edmunds and London W1
What our clients say:
‘We were well advised and got what we wanted’.
“We are both very grateful for all of your hard work and guidance with the application. Without your help we would have been completely lost in it all”. Mr & Mrs A, Suffolk, May 2017.
“Sohan’s reassuring presence during the process alleviated so much of the stress. His honesty, regardless whether good or bad news, gave me piece of mind – I knew I was not going to be hoodwinked. Whenever I had questions, or was uncertain of anything, Sohan always provided a valuable answer and would share his opinion to what he believed suited my case. I cannot express in words the confidence he placed in me when I felt at my lowest point. That’s an amazing thing.” Mrs K, Suffolk, February 2017.
“My husband and I are extremely grateful to Sohan for all his help and assistance. His specialist knowledge and expertise, especially in relation to ex USAF military personnel, helped us get the result we wanted with the Home Office. We would certainly use Sohan again if we had further immigration issues.” Mr and Mrs AT, Lincolnshire, February 2017.
“I wanted to let you know that my application was accepted. I think I now hold the record for your quickest acceptance. Thank you so much for the amazing job you did helping me put everything together.” Mrs PF, Settlement Visa, USA – November 2016.
“I would also like to express my gratitude for your support you have offered during this process. I have no doubt that without your support, we would not have obtained the visa. On a personal note, I would also like to say the communication and the overall way you have come across during this process (and everyone else I have dealt with at Gross & Co) was excellent and I would have no doubts in recommending yourself and Gross & Co to anybody in the event I hear somebody mention a visa application in the future. I am sure we will speak again but I did want to take the opportunity to thank you regarding this application”. Mr SB – Sponsor Licence and Tier 2 applications, Warwickshire, September 2016.
“Sohan has a very calm energy which is very nice and welcome – when I am worrying out of my mind about everything that could go wrong. He is also extremely empathetic/sympathetic to the situation.”
“Thank you very much for assisting with our visa once again. It has been and continues to be an absolute pleasure to deal with you and Tracy.”
“Providing helpful and friendly advice; ensuring the application is filed in the best state to have the best possible outcome.”