About Gherson LLP

Gherson LLP is an award winning independent immigration law firm specialising in UK inbound immigration, representing both private and corporate clients in respect of applications to enter or remain in the UK.

With over 40 years of experience, our London based team of immigration lawyers provides legal representation to international business executives, private and public companies, banks, investors and individuals on their often complex and contentious immigration matters.

Founded in 1988 by revered immigration lawyer Roger Gherson, Gherson Solicitors was first established as a boutique immigration legal practice based in London. As immigration law evolved, so did the needs and requirements of Roger’s clients.

Today, Gherson Solicitors LLP comprises of a team of over 50 employees all assisting the firm’s strong client base of individuals, their families, and businesses in relation to their day-to-day immigration needs, as well as more complex and often contentious immigration, regulatory, and white-collar crime matters.

As an international business, we recognise the importance of effective and efficient communication with our clients who come from all over the world. As such, the firm has a range of employees who speak multiple languages and dialects to fluency and currently has coverage in the following languages;

British Sign Language, Chinese – Mandarin , Chinese – Cantonese, ChiChewa, French, German, Georgian, Italian, Nyanja, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Shona, Swedish, Tonga, Twi, Turkish, Ukrainian, Uzbek.


About Us

About Us

Personal Immigration

Our personal immigration services cover the full spectrum of UK immigration categories.  These include, advising on UK visit visas and the points-based system, as well as innovator, start-up, spouse, fiancé and cohabitating partners applications, and immigration appeals.  The team has extensive expertise in working with clients to find the best strategies for them to relocate to the UK, and assist with in-country switch applications, extension applications, applications for Indefinite Leave to Remain, and nationality applications. Our experts offer a bespoke service with the aim of making the process as pain free and straightforward as possible.

Corporate Immigration

The corporate immigration team advises national and international corporates on Sponsor Licenses, Skilled Worker Licences, and Temporary Workers applications.  Alongside visa applications, the team also advises businesses on right to work checks, and provides human resources strategy and support as and when required.

Complex Immigration

We have a dedicated team specialising in the more complex aspects of human rights and asylum claims (personal only), defending extradition requests, applying to the European Court of Human Rights, and making applications for annulment at the General Court of the EU in respect to sanctions imposed by the Council of the EU.

This complex immigration team has an unrivalled track record of dealing with a full range of immigration appeals and politically sensitive matters which have resulted in an unparalleled reputation for handling some of the largest and most complex high-profile transnational cases.

Over the last 40 years, the firm’s legal offerings have evolved to match the needs of our private and corporate client base; extending from meeting the migration needs of international business people and those of UK-based companies, to litigation in all UK jurisdictions, the European Court of Human Rights, and the European Court of Justice.

Due to our stellar reputation, clients seek our help and expertise from all over the world.  We regularly advise private clients, corporations, public companies, law firms, and banks from Europe, the USA, Canada, Australia, Africa, Russia and the CIS states, the Middle East, South America, China, and other emerging markets.

Our advantage is that we are both independent and at the same time have the ability and breadth of experience to handle the very largest of cases for our clients both in the UK and across other jurisdictions.


Established in 1988

This boutique immigration law firm is consistently recognised as a market leader in its field by clients and peers alike. The firm recruits, and retains, some of the sector’s brightest minds. Roger Gherson’s uncompromising dedication to the cases he takes on ensures that the firm achieves recognition for both the legal excellence and exceptional client service that it delivers.


The firm continues to advise on all immigration matters, including the all new points-based system (PBS) applications, and investor and entrepreneur applications, as well as family and EU applications. Advising individuals and families on the most appropriate route to residence and nationality is a significant part of the firm’s work. The firm continues to strengthen its reputation for achieving successful outcomes for its clients, even in the most difficult and challenging of circumstances.


Roger Gherson has been heavily involved in complex international extradition work for many years in concert with other firms. Now, the firm has launched a dedicated in-house extradition department with a view to providing clients with a complete service under one roof. The firm’s award-winning expertise in immigration and nationality law work in harmony with the new offering; enabling the firm to provide clients with this complete and seamless series package.


Gherson Solicitors assists clients who have been arrested in connection with extradition proceedings in Austria, France, Italy, Germany, Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, and Monaco. In each case the firm quickly assembled teams of specialist extradition and asylum lawyers both in the UK and abroad. Proactively managing each case, the team ensured the best possible individual outcomes.


Roger and his team of experts are now arguably the most experienced immigration and extradition solicitors in the UK. The firm has developed significant experience in the specialist area of international sanctions cases. We continue to successfully grow our reputation amongst clients and peers in this relatively new and complex area of law.


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