Graeme Kirk Ranked in ‘Best Lawyers in the UK’ for Immigration Expertise
Published 29 Mar, 2017
Senior Partner - Gross & Co Solicitors
Graeme is the senior partner and head of the immigration department of Gross & Co Solicitors.
He is one of the few UK immigration lawyers named in the latest edition of “Who’s Who Legal” the International Who’s Who directory of Business Lawyers, which lists leading business lawyers worldwide. Entry to this publication is solely through nomination by lawyers around the world. Graeme is also recognised in the Legal 500 and Chambers Directories as one of the leading UK immigration lawyers.
Graeme practices at the main office of the firm in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, and also at the firm’s office in London W1. He provides a highly personal and cost-effective service of the highest quality to business clients. He has specialised in business immigration law since 1981, founding and developing the immigration practice of Gross & Co, primarily through recommendations from clients and other professionals, including UK solicitors and overseas lawyers. Since 1981, he has acted for clients from all over the world, and his current client list includes international banks, substantial British and foreign corporations, as well as smaller companies and entrepreneurs. He acts as consultant in immigration law to a number of firms of UK solicitors and foreign lawyers.
He deals with all aspects of business immigration, including the Points-Based System Tiers 1-5, including applications for entrepreneurs and investors, sole representatives, and related family applications. He also provides advice to companies wishing to obtain a Sponsors Licence from the UK Border Agency to employ foreign nationals. He is internationally recognised for his specialist experience in corporate immigration work, a field in which he has specialised for over 30 years, acting for many British based companies obtaining permits for foreign personnel, and foreign businesses opening operations in the UK.
He was chairman of the Immigration and Nationality Law Committee of the International Bar Association from 2000-2004 and is now Co-Chair of the IBA Global Employment Institute. He has spoken at conferences and seminars in the UK and all over the world and acted as co-chairman of the IBA Global Immigration Conference in London held every two years since 2003. He is also a member of the Immigration Law Practitioners Association. He is the UK contributor to Carswell’s “Global Business Immigration Handbook”. He spoke at the AILA Global Migration Summit in Washington DC in June 2015. He has been invited to speak at the ABA International Section Spring 2017 meeting in Washington DC.
Senior Partner: Graeme Kirk
Number of partners: 5
Other fee-earners: 4
Assistant solicitors: 2
Gross & Co. is a long established Bury St Edmunds practice with an international reputation for its Immigration Department, headed by Senior Partner Graeme Kirk.
The firm also has a small office in London W1. The firm acts for a wide range of clients including international banks, substantial British and foreign corporations, as well as for individuals and entrepreneurs. The firm also has a highly successful commercial, private client and property practice.
Gross & Co. is one of the founder members of Visalaw International, the first worldwide alliance of immigration lawyers, which aims to help individuals and companies navigate a myriad of complex immigration laws around the world.
Immigration: Graeme Kirk
Company/Commercial & Property: Dr Nicholas Amor
Wills Trusts & Probate: Gary De’Ath
Family: Elizabeth Hodder
83/84 Guildhall Street,
Bury St Edmunds,
Tel: (01284) 763333
Fax: (01284) 762207
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