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Bishop & Sewell Strengthens Immigration Team with Senior Hire

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Bishop & Sewell, a leading full service Central London law firm, announces the appointment of Charles Green as a Partner and Head of Immigration with immediate effect.

Charles is a UK qualified Solicitor with over 22 years’ experience in immigration law, encompassing Private Client, Corporate, Litigation and International Protection work. Charles began his immigration career in the mid-1990s when he joined an independent organisation in London offering legal advice and general representation to asylum seekers and refugees.

Charles subsequently co-founded a niche immigration and employment law firm, where he represented a broad range of private and corporate clients, including a number of ‘M4 corridor’ IT and technology companies, professional sports clubs and education providers.

Later, in 2009, Charles established a private and business immigration department at a Central London commercial firm where he continued to develop his corporate and private client practice, with a particular focus on high-net worth individuals under the Tier 1 Investor and Entrepreneur categories of the Immigration Rules. Charles also maintained a small, high-profile political asylum practice in which he represented, amongst others: government ministers, diplomats, high-ranking military officers and leading academics. Charles continued to develop his appeal and litigation work alongside his corporate practice, which focussed on small to medium sized enterprises across a wide range of sectors, such as information technology, property, manufacturing, software design and public relations.

In 2013 Charles joined an international Corporate Immigration law firm where he managed their UK Private Client (General) Team before establishing the Private Client (Litigation) Team.

Charles has previously been recognised at the Annual High-Value Immigration Awards where he won UK Immigration Advisor of the Year 2014 for his outstanding service to his clients and consistent use of best practice. Charles represented the highest standards of professional ethics and helped to raise and improve the profile of high value immigration.

In his new role at Bishop & Sewell, Charles heads the Immigration Department and will leverage his considerable experience to allow the team to offer a broad range of immigration services across the entire Private Client, Corporate and Litigation spectrum.

Senior Partner, Michael Gillman commented:

“We look forward to adding Charles’ in-depth expertise in immigration law and business immigration matters to our existing practice. We are confident that his significant experience representing our clients in highly challenging matters will make him a great asset to the firm.”

Bishop & Sewell has over 60 fee earners (of which 19 are Partners) covering Residential & Commercial Property, Corporate & Commercial, Private Client, Family & Divorce, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Immigration and Employment, with an international reach via membership of Pragma, a leading network of lawyers and consulting firms.

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The firm has steadily expanded over the years. As well as serving clients in the local area, London and the South East, we are increasingly instructed by those further afield: nationwide and internationally.

We continue to attract a wide variety of clients from all walks of life, representative of various industries, the financial sector and the professions. Our practice areas are expanding, supporting a growing private and commercial client base.

Now based in Russell Square in Central London, our offices are readily accessible and well-served by public transport and parking. Individuals and families form the backbone of our client base, alongside entrepreneurs, investors, property developers and landlords. Our business clients include private and quoted mid-market companies and financial institutions.

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