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Edwin Coe offer specialist immigration law services to both individuals and businesses.

UK immigration and nationality law and global migration

UK Immigration Law is a fast-paced ever changing area of the law with an increasingly complex myriad of rules being introduced by the UK Government. We therefore recognise the need for timely and authoritative advice and offer solutions which often require us to think outside the box.

Edwin Coe acts for both individuals and businesses in the UK and overseas, and prides itself on its ability to understand the commercial as well as the legal aspects of Immigration problems facing our clients and seek to give practical and common sense advice.

Above all, we are committed to working to the highest ethical standards and to providing a clear and competitive cost structure offering value for money as well as a high-quality service.

Dhruti Thakrar, a solicitor with over 20 years’ experience in the immigration field, together with her highly experienced team members, provide extensive immigration advisory services on all aspects of UK Immigration and Nationality law and assist in the preparation and filing of a vast array of Immigration applications.

These include:

  • Tier 1 Entrepreneur visas
  • Sponsor Licensing for employers
  • Ensuring compliance of immigration laws by employers
  • Tier 2 Work visas
  • Tier 4 Student visas
  • Tier 5 visas such as Youth Mobility and Sports and Entertainer visas
  • Applications for indefinite leave
  • Family settlement visas/marriage visas Ancestry visas
  • Business visit visas
  • Appeals against decisions to refuse visas by entry clearance officers or leave to remain applications by the Home Office in the UK
  • Those here in the UK as over stayers with no status
  • Humanitarian and Asylum applications
  • British Nationality applications
  • Tier 1 Innovator visas
  • Tier 1 Start-up visas

Examples of our work

Listed below is a small selection of the work we have recently undertaken:

  • We successfully secured Sponsor Licences for Employers within three days.
  • We obtained Tier 2 visas for people in a wide variety of jobs such as pharmacy managers, business development managers, human resources personnel, chefs etc.
  • We secured a visa extension by filing an application within the 28 day rule.
  • We secured a right of appeal where our client was refused a family visit visa even though there was only a limited right of appeal.
  • We helped a high net worth individual secure Tier 1 investor visa swiftly with a view to ensuring that they will also be able to meet the extension requirements.

Dhruti Thakrar

Dhruti Thakrar joined Edwin Coe in November 2013. Dhruti has been a solicitor since 1992 and trained in a central London firm, Wedlake Saint. Upon completion of her training she joined a practice and specialised in immigration work before setting up Vincent Buffoni & Co in 1994 as one of the principal partners.

Over the last 20 years, Dhruti has specialised in all aspects of UK immigration work and has developed a significant amount of expertise in all areas of UK Immigration and Nationality Law including Sponsor Licensing work for UK Employers wishing to employ non-EU nationals, and Tier 1 Entrepreneur and Investor applications for non-European migrants seeking to become business owners/investors in the UK.

She also deals with complex Nationality applications and Immigration Appeals and is able to boast an almost 100 per cent success rate in matters dealt with by her to date.

She aims to deliver a swift and positive resolution to all immigration problems and aims to provide clarity to clients if they find themselves in difficulties with the Home office.

She has extensive contacts in Europe, India, China, Canada and Australia, and can facilitate the needs of clients who either wish to emigrate or do business in any of those countries.

What our clients say

After instructing Edwin Coe and in particular Dhruti Thakrar to assist myself and our company with a rather complicated, Licence to Sponsor, Certificate of Sponsorship and Visa Application for a valued employee of our company, I felt compelled to share our gratitude and satisfaction with both the service and professionalism of Dhruti. I am not one to write a testimonial usually however from the initial frank and open advice that I was provided with, the ongoing assistance and willingness to answer my queries regardless of how tedious or repetitive in nature, the continued professionalism across an extended period of some months, the attention to detail and most importantly the excellent advice and knowledge provided throughout what was a difficult case, has left me compelled to do so. It goes without saying that our experience with Edwin Coe and in particular Dhruti resulted in a successful Restricted Sponsorship for our employee and despite our initial thoughts that we may have been able to achieve the desired result without formal assistance, it became obvious early in the process that we would not have been successful without their personal guidance and extensive knowledge of all matters. I would therefore happily recommend without hesitation the services of Edwin Coe and specifically Dhruti.’  Stephen Ruberry, Fiveseventen

‘Dhruti and her team assisted me following a refusal of an entrepreneur visa which I had filed myself. With the guidance of her team I managed to refile the application which was then successful even though my visa had expired’ HR Professional

‘With the changing of the financial requirements that have to be met by UK Nationals if they want their non-EU nationals spouses to join them, I thought that I would not be able to marry and remain in the UK without having to return to Russia. My husband and I had just completed our studies and did not have the requisite funds. However Ms Thakrar and her team found a strategic solution which enabled me to succeed in my application as swiftly as was possible in the circumstances of my case.’ Anna Zherkova

‘Ms Thakrar and her team assisted me in the preparation of an Investor visa and arranged a super-premium appointment for me such that my visa was prepared and granted within a week.’ Evan Yu

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