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Tom Brett-Young - Employment Law Associate at VWV

Senior Associate

0121 227 3759

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How Can Tom Help You?

Tom is a specialist in immigration law advising on the full range of immigration issues, with a particular focus on advising employers across all sectors.

Tom assists clients with sponsor licence applications, sponsorship under Tiers 2 and 4 of the Points-Based System, and visa and leave to remain applications under all immigration categories. He also delivers training on immigration issues (such as compliance with sponsorship duties and how to carry out compliant 'Right to Work' checks) and assists clients with mock sponsor licence inspections and audits of their immigration records. He can also assist you with the development of immigration strategies and policies, such as issuing invitation letters to visitors from overseas and, more recently, planning for Brexit.

In addition to his experience dealing with business immigration issues, Tom also advises high net worth and other individuals on applications under all Points-Based System immigration categories, including investors and entrepreneurs, as well as the immigration categories outside of the Points-Based System.

Tom is also a member of the Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences sector team in Birmingham, which focuses on advice to pharma, pharmacy and medtech.

Meeting Your Needs

Tom has a degree in Business Studies and has worked in human resources and applies this experience to his more than 13 years' experience in Immigration Law to provide practical, commercially focused advice. He can guide you through the complexities and practicalities of the immigration system and prevention of illegal working legislation.

What You Might Like to Know

Tom is an active member of the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association (ILPA) and co-convenor of its Economic Migration Working Group. He is regularly invited to speak at conferences and seminars in the UK and overseas, and delivers training on business immigration to fellow immigration practitioners and lawyers practising in other disciplines. Tom is also an Executive Committee member of the Greater Birmingham Commonwealth Chamber of Commerce, which seeks to develop trade opportunities throughout the Commonwealth for its members, clients, and the wider business community.

Tom is a member of the Thomson Reuters Practical Law Immigration Consultation Board advising Practical Law on their immigration content. He is also a contributor to the LexisPSL Immigation module and has written articles for Westlaw UK on British citizenship and EEA nationals.

In his spare time Tom enjoys cycling, holds a season ticket at Crystal Palace, and is currently working towards a yellow belt in karate.