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(FULLY BOOKED) DT 1807 Innovator & Start-up – the new rules explained Plus Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) & (Investor) update

On 29 March 2019 new Rules came in to force, introducing the new Start up and Innovator categories, to replace the Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) and Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) categories.  
 
Changes have also been made to Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) extension/ILR requirements and to the Tier 1 (Investor) requirements. 

This course aims to provide delegates with a comprehensive understanding of the requirements of the new Start-Up & Innovator categories, including an awareness of the potential advantages/disadvantages compared with predecessor categories

Event details

Date(s):30 April 2019
Start Time:16:00
End Time:19:15
Location:London
Level:Basic;Intermediate;Advanced
Audience:Level: Innovator & Start-up: spans all levels as these are new categories so no prior knowledge is expected Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) & (Investor) update component: Intermediate to Advanced (this component will assume existing knowledge in order to deal only with changes) It is anticipated that the session will be accessible to a wide audience, given that the main categories being covered are new and most practitioners will have limited experience. The course may however be of most appeal to those with some existing knowledge/experience of Tier 1 categories, who will need to advise clients on new solutions available under the Innovator/Start-up routes, as well as the changes affecting extension/ILR applications for existing Tier 1 (Entrepreneurs) and the changes affecting Tier 1 (Investor) applicants.
Main area:Business Immigration - individuals;Business Immigration - companies
Aim of course:The course aims:
- to provide delegates with a comprehensive understanding of the requirements of the new Start-Up & Innovator categories, including an awareness of the potential advantages/disadvantages compared with predecessor categories.  These categories will be the main focus of the session:
- to explain the changes to the Tier 1 (Entrepreneur)
- to explain the changes to the Tier 1 (Investor)
 
Please note that this course is not a comprehensive guide to Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) and Tier 1 (Investor) – only the changes to those categories will be covered. 
 
Topics:Start-up & Innovator
Navigating the new structure of Appendix W
Deadlines for grandfathering provisions in Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) and (Graduate Entrepreneur)
Start-up - new criteria for initial applications and extension
Innovator – new criteria for initial, extension and ILR applications
Endorsing bodies
  • who are the approved endorsing bodies?
  • eligibility and responsibilities of endorsing bodies
  • criteria and procedure for obtaining endorsements

Definitions
Switching
Funding issues
Types of business/investment
Entrepreneurial teams
Evidence
 
Tier 1 Investor changes
Permitted investments
Due diligence
 
Tutor details:Sophie Barrett-Brown, Senior Partner and Head of UK practice, Laura Devine Solicitors Philip Barth, Partner, Irwin Mitchell Solicitors
Tutor biographies:Sophie Barrett-Brown is one of the foremost business immigration practitioners in the UK and a renowned Tier 1 expert.  Chambers and Partners notes her “generosity in sharing her knowledge” and describe her as “the absolute guru on the investor and entrepreneur categories”.  Sophie has over 20 years’ specialist experience and has been actively involved in policy development with the Home Office over many years.  She is a long-standing ILPA trainer and former ILPA Chair from 2007-2012.

Philip Barth is one of the leading business immigration practitioners in the UK, with more than 20 years' specialist experience of immigration practice. He focuses on complex personal immigration matters, especially for high net worth individuals and has developed a reputation as one of the UK's leading immigration lawyers advising investors and entrepreneurs. Legal 500 describe him as being 'proactive and imaginative', and Chambers notes him as being 'charismatic' and 'clever' and 'a sought after name'. He too has been actively involved in policy development with the UK Border Agency for many years and has been a long-standing Convenor of ILPA's Economic Migration Sub-Committee, as well as an ILPA trainer.
Additional information:Materials to be included in the pack: • copies of relevant Immigration Rules • copies of relevant guidance • copies of relevant correspondence with UKBA on policy queries • speaker notes (PowerPoint)
PriceMember Training Prices: £180
Concessionary Training Prices: £90
Non Member Training Prices: £360

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