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DT 1715 Sponsorship and Compliance Audit Visits

This session is for practitioners advising PBS sponsors:
  • To strengthen understanding of how the Home Office approaches compliance matters.
  • To guide sponsors in strategically managing their licence responsibilities.
  • To improve sponsors’ engagement with the Home Office during audit exercises.

Event details

Date(s):21 June 2017
Start Time:16.00
End Time:19.15
Audience:The course is aimed at anyone who advises clients in relation to the topics outlined below.
Main area:Business Immigration - individuals;Business Immigration - companies
Aim of course:
To strengthen advisors’ ability to guide sponsors how to manage their sponsorship licence responsibilities more effectively and handle engagement with the Home Office so as to reduce punitive outcomes from any Home Office interaction.
Topics:Sponsorship audits:
  • What are sponsor duties?
  • Who should be involved in the audit?
  • What is your role as legal representative?
  • What to prepare?  
  • Notable issues/areas of interest for Home Office compliance officers.
  • Ways to address compliance officer comments/behaviour.
  • Communicating with Home Office
  • Outcome: Handling suspensions, revocation and action plans
Tutor details:Alex Moody, UKVI Training and Guidance Lead – Compliance, Home Office Glyn Lloyd, Newfields Law Natasha Gya Williams, Gya Williams Immigration
Tutor biographies:Alex Moody- Alex Moody is the national lead for training and internal guidance for compliance officers conducting sponsors audits under the Points Based System. He has been a civil servant for 14 years, 10 of which serving as a senior compliance officer and compliance manager in the Wales & South West of England region of the UK.

Glyn Lloyd is a senior solicitor who acts largely for familiar corporate organisations with a specific concentration in the UK’s sport sector. Having previous established business immigration practices at both Veale Wasbrough Vizards and later at Blake Morgan (as they are both known now), his own firm, Newfields, was authorised last year after being recognised by Chamber & Partners as “among the most prominent sports immigration practitioners in the country”. As an immigration solicitor who qualified and practised for many years in employment law, Glyn regularly delivers training that incorporates immigration and employment law, with focus on non-EU recruitment routes into the UK; illegal working; and compliance. His separate role at a Russell Group University involves interpreting, implementing and ensuring compliance with Tier 4 (and other appropriate PBS) requirements from both student and institutional perspectives.

Natasha Gya Williams: Natasha Gya Williams is an immigration solicitor specialising in PBS advice. She has seen clients through numerous compliance audits, both pre-licence and arranged audits as well as unannounced visits. Trained in London, Natasha has worked in the South West for several years. Natasha currently sits on the Law Society’s immigration committee and is a trustee for ILPA.

PriceConcessionary Training Prices: £120
Member Training Prices: £180
Non Member Training Prices: £360

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