Tech & Digital

DavidsonMorris is a modern legal services provider that specialises in providing value and solutions-based guidance on immigration law.

We are immigration legal advisers to a range of tech companies, from start-ups through to larger, established digital organisations.

Recent parliamentary studies show the UK tech sector is suffering a critical shortage in skilled digital workers.

While the government implements long-term measures to close the domestic skill gap, in the short-term, businesses need to find talent, to be competitive on a global scale and to be able to realise their commercial goals.

One solution is to recruit skilled digital talent from overseas.

With a range of visa options potentially available to digital workers, and onerous immigration duties on employers, employing foreign workers can seem daunting.

DavidsonMorris provides a complete managed immigration service to the tech sector, from advising on the most suitable visa option, through to handling visa applications and liaising with employees to guide them through the process.

We work with tech sector companies to ensure they remain compliant with their duties under UK immigration rules, and avoid civil and criminal penalties for non-compliance.

Our tech sector immigration services include advice on:

  • Visa options
  • Resident Labour Market Test
  • Shortage Occupation List
  • Applying for a Sponsor Licence
  • Renewing your Sponsor licence
  • Immigration compliance training
  • Right to work processes and procedures
  • Preparing for Home Office visits
  • Challenging civil penalties for illegal working

We also deliver a regular programme of legal updates and webinars covering HR compliance training, mobility trends and relevant topics regarding visa and immigration for tech companies.


Immigration services

managed immigration services
audit compliance
immigration training
ongoing support
right to work consulting
sponsor licence renewal

Tech articles

  • tech-start-ups-hiring-overseas

Tech Start-Ups – Hiring from Overseas

November 27th, 2016|0 Comments

If you are a tech start-up, finding the right talent is critical to the future success of your venture. However, according to a recent parliamentary [...]

  • Avoiding civil and criminal penalties

Avoiding Civil and Criminal Penalties

September 18th, 2016|0 Comments

Now more than ever, employers have to ensure that they carry out the government-prescribed document checks when hiring new employees. Failing to [...]

  • UK Visa Options for EU and non-EU citizens

UK Visa Options for EU and non-EU Citizens

August 8th, 2016|2 Comments

UK immigration policy and visa options for EU and non-EU citizens are likely to soon be overhauled. UK employers relying on [...]

  • Tier 2 Shortage Occupation List

Tier 2 Shortage Occupation List: Where are we now?

June 4th, 2016|0 Comments

For occupations on the Government’s Shortage Occupation List ("SOL"), employers enjoy a number of advantages when applying for a Tier 2 [...]

  • Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa

Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa – A Hidden Gem for Start-Ups

May 8th, 2016|0 Comments

Despite the UK Government’s widespread tightening of immigration policies, the Tier 1 Exceptional Talent visa criteria have recently been relaxed for [...]

  • merger affect sponsor licence

How a Merger will Affect your Sponsor Licence

March 13th, 2016|Comments Off on How a Merger will Affect your Sponsor Licence

Mergers, acquisitions or any type of organisational restructure are inherently complex projects. While there are many ‘obvious’ areas where organisations focus [...]