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Matt Lynch

Partner

Matt combines technical legal knowledge with a commercial and pragmatic approach to help clients navigate a complex area of law in a cost effective and efficient manner whilst mitigating an organisations risk. He knows the importance of providing practical solutions that best meet the client’s needs and invests the time to understand your organisations priorities.

Matt understands that at its heart, immigration law is about people, and puts an emphasis on this being at the forefront of the services we deliver.

Testimonials
Testimonials

“Matt puts client delivery at the heart of what he does, and successfully led operations for several large, high-profile accounts, building strong relationships with key stakeholders and ensuring his teams understand the importance of client care.

He invests time to understand an organisation’s needs and priorities to translate this into a service that adds real value to the client. “

(Director, "Big 4" Professional Services firm)

“I worked with Matt on several key client engagements over the last few years and was impressed by the strategic insights he provides. Examples include how he guided a large multinational company through its Brexit planning and implementation across the UK and Europe.”

 

(Director, “Big 4” Professional Services firm )

Matt began practicing immigration law in 2004, qualifying as a solicitor in 2008.

He spent the first 7 years of his career specialising in refugee and human rights law, regularly appearing on behalf of clients in Tribunal hearings. As a particularly complex practice area, Matt quickly developed the legal and analytical skills which he continues to apply to this day.

Since 2011, Matt has focused on corporate immigration law and spent 10 years at a “Big 4” professional services firm where he led the strategic advice and day to day operations on several key client accounts. Whilst his main area of focus remained UK-inbound work, Matt also held a leadership role on several global engagements.

His exposure to working with multinational organisations taught Matt the importance of providing practical advice that balances the legal risks against commercial realities.

Examples of the work Matt has undertaken include:

  • Leading day to day operations and providing strategic support for one of the UK’s largest inbound immigration programmes for a multinational technology company (3000+ applications per year).
  • Leading the UK inbound operations for a major Oil & Gas client (500+ applications per year) and their global Brexit preparations whilst supporting on the coordination of its immigration programme for a further 60 countries.
  • Advising businesses ranging from start-ups to multinational companies on their immigration compliance requirements, assisting with Sponsor Licence applications and identifying cost-effective immigration solutions.
  • Working with employers to develop their responses to the various immigration challenges arising out of Covid-19 to maintain compliance and reduce costs
  • Advising numerous purchaser and target entities on the immigration implications of M&A transactions.
  • Advising clients on their duties to prevent illegal working together implementing effective and efficient Right to Work Check processes.
  • Auditing a Russell Group University’s immigration compliance across 30 departments and colleges.




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