People Management features Samar Shams on the new High Potential Individual visa routePosted: 6 Sep 2021
Spencer West’s Immigration and Global Mobility Partner Samar Shams is featured in People Management, the official online magazine of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
In her article, Samar discusses the Government’s new High Potential Individual visa, and outlines why she feels it is a missed opportunity to promote diversity.
The new visa route is part of a new programme that seeks to boost private sector investment across the UK. It would facilitate graduates of ‘top global universities’ moving to the UK without a job offer.
However, Samar argues that by using qualifications as the sole determinant of potential, the government ignores the value placed on relevant work experience.
Article written by:
Samar Shams is a Partner Solicitor at Spencer West. She specialises in corporate & commercial immigration, sponsorship of skilled workers, spousal applications, entrepreneur and investor routes, citizenship and global mobility.
Partner – Immigration and Global Mobility
How to address the Immigration Stealth Surcharge?
The Prime Minister's announcement last week of significant increases in both immigration application fees and the Immigration...
Changes to sponsor guidance
Sponsorship guidance was updated in April 2023. Many of the changes implement new Immigration Rules introduced the same month....