James Wallace-Dunlop has been practicing immigration law since 1988. He has also founded a c£15m turnover IT consultancy, and been involved, as an investor in, and/or advisor to, many other businesses, most of which have flourished, and all of which have helped his understanding of clients’ needs.
J Dunlop & Co helps clients whose business and investment plans involve them, their staff, or their money, moving to the UK. In particular:
- UK Skilled Worker (was Tier 2) Sponsor licences & compliance. With a special focus on * Overseas companies opening in the UK, and * business requiring sponsored staff to work at client sites.
- Tier 1 Investor (£2m) UK Visa. If you are happy to invest in UK government bonds, with negative real yields, you may not need our approach. We help clients ‘tick the boxes’ while investing their cash where they think it will generate the best return, which may be the client’s own unlisted UK company.
- Tier 1 Entrepreneur visas. Closed for new applicants
- Indefinite Leave to Remain. For Skilled Worker visa holders, Tier 2 and Tier 1 applicants, the end objective may be Permanent residence, or a British passport. We help clients to think about the criteria from day one, and can help develop a ‘plan B’ where eg foreign travel of more than 180 days annually makes gaining ILR difficult.
We do not offer free initial consultations.