Katani & Co

  • Ground Floor
  • Sycamore House
  • 290 Bath Street, Glasgow
  • Lanarkshire, G2 4JR
  • United Kingdom

Immigration Law

Professionally Handled Immigration

We understand that Immigration is a complex and daunting area of law. That is why our expert people are committed to making the process as simple as possible for our clients. 

We will help to guide you through and give you the best advice that suits your needs. At Katani & Co, we are aware that time is important to our clients. That is why we will keep you informed of all developments and maintain that throughout your applications. 


Business Immigration 

Certificate of Sponsorship

If you intend to employ a migrant within your business, it will be important that you are aware if he/she has the right to work. Once establishing this, you will need to apply for a Sponsorship licence. Once you have established need to employ the migrant, you will be issued with a Certificate of Sponsorship (COS), which can be given to the intended employee for his/her application. 

Normally you will need to follow a process before any COS is given. This is to show Home Office that the position is a genuine vacancy. In order to demonstrate this, you may have to advertise and interview candidates from within the UK. 

Sponsorship license applications are complex and timely. It is our aim to help make the process easier for you by advising you on advertising, to the wording of the application and the documents required by Home Office in order that your application is successful. 


Civil Penalty Notice

If you employ migrant within your business, then carrying out a right to work check is imperative. Without this, you may be served a Civil Penalty Notice where it was deemed you are employing people without the right to work.

A three stage process must be followed: The serving of the penalty (Civil Penalty notice); the penalised party is then entitled to object, providing sound reasoning for why a penalty if not appropriate; an appeal directly to court 

When assessing if a breach has occurred, the UKBA will carry out checks. If they decide a breach has occurred, a fine for each employee found without right to work will be issued. Usually, you will be given a discount if your first offence.

However, there may be mitigating circumstances: ‘statutory excuse’ or mitigating circumstances.

If it has been assessed after objecting that a breach has still occurred, you are entitled to appeal directly to the court, which has jurisdiction. 

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