DavidsonMorris Immigration Training – Law You Can Understand


Commitment to client care has always been a trademark of DavidsonMorris. We particularly believe in sharing knowledge, which is why we have become famous for our webinars where we fuse legal, common sense, and practical applications when updating on various aspects of immigration law and the frequent changes introduced by the Home Office.

The sheer interest in each session with an average of 50 HR representatives tuning in, and the subsequent positive feedback and gratitude drives and enthuses us in constantly renewing, widening and delivering the programme. Because whether it is the complexity of immigration compliance, or the variety of regulations surrounding various global visas, law can come in digestible sizes, be clear to understand, and (to the surprise of many) helping demystify it can also be … free, as is the case with our webinars.

The looming election has us keeping things flexible in terms of our programme to allow topical sessions slotted in at short notice; however there is still plenty to look forward to in the coming weeks:

Whilst webinars are a great opportunity to keep up to date and directly ask questions to our advisers from the comfort of your office, our face-to-face training is where we really drill down on the practical implications and impact of the law.

Something old; something borrowed; something blue? More like something old; something current; something new! They all still impact you! So, over two hours every quarter, we take client and non-client organisations through:

  • What is new in immigration law that will practically impact your day to day business operations;
  • How current immigration rules can be used to the benefit of your business and what to watch out for
  • Reminder of how to keep on the straight, narrow and compliant in the rare occasions when nothing has changed

At the heart of our training are real case studies, both past and present from our years of experience in the field of immigration. Crucially, the real added value is the expertise of our people for the majority of whom immigration runs in their veins usually ignited with a long career at senior level in the Home Office.

In the past six months alone during our training sessions, we have covered:

  • UK Immigration Act 2014
  • Why your organisations should consider having a Tier 5 Licence and the benefit to business
  • Examining changes to Tier 2 visas
  • Aligning your organisation’s requirements to visa application process and extension applications
  • Effectively integrating your duties and responsibilities as a Sponsor with your employees’ responsibility to your organisation under the Points Based System
  • Changes to the Business Visitor Visa category
  • Employing Tier 4 Students – Case Studies

May 2015 Training Session

Following recent changes to the immigration rules as of 6 April 2015, we are delighted that our upcoming quarterly immigration training in London and Aberdeen will cover essentials and ‘must know’ for up-to-date practices compliant with UK immigration law on:

Redundancies and reductions in working hours:

  • Effect on your migrant workers

New Tier 2 Changes:

  • ‘Cooling Off’ period – Overview of changes and case studies
  • Biometric Residence Permit and temporary vignettes incl. case studies

Effectively managing your duties and responsibilities as a Sponsor with your employees’ responsibility to your organisation under the Points-Based System:

  • Reporting change of circumstances

NHS Health Surcharge:

  • How it relates to your project budget and on which visa categories it is applicable


What our clients and attendees say about DavidsonMorris training sessions ?

“Excellent use of cases and examples applied to the topics under discussion. Good handouts and good opportunities to ask questions” – HR & Operations, IT Systems

“All very relevant, useful and comprehensive” – HR Business Partner, Technology.

“Very informative and well-presented training! Good refresher and enhanced knowledge on immigration as a whole” – HR Manager, Oil & Gas

“Relaxed and informative. Well presented, great interaction and opportunity to discuss”– HR Advisor, Energy Services

“Great prompt for me to check internal processes”- HR Officer, Education

“I wish I could have come for the whole week! Very interesting and looking forward to learning much, much, much more about it all! Thanks very much!” – Senior HR Administrator, Oil & Gas

The Trainers

Jacqueline Woodland:
Immigration runs in Jacqueline’s veins, which stems from her time as an official at the Home Office where she gained an excellent understanding of their procedures, processes and policies involving the administration, evaluation and decision-making rationale for immigration and asylum cases. At DavidsonMorris, Jacqueline has managed a portfolio of clients mainly in the Oil & Gas industry providing corporate solutions for global mobility, Tier 2 and Intra-Company transfer applications, auditing and compliance, and in-house immigration training.

Elizabeth Cody: Elizabeth is an extremely focused, highly engaging and proactive account manager who carefully delivers a high quality service and training. With a background in Human Resources and extensive experience in the immigration field, Elizabeth is routinely instructed to carry out compliance audits and deliver in-house training to ensure seamless management of corporate immigration requirements, notably Tier 2 Sponsors, Points-Based System and facilitating Legal Right to Work.

Date – You have the ability to choose a date to match your availability. Different members of the same team are welcome to attend on different days.


13 May 2015 (3:00pm – 5:00pm)

14 May 2015 (3:00pm – 5:00pm)

15 May 2015 (3:00pm – 5:00pm)

Venue – 33 Queen Street, London EC4R 1AP



20 May 2015 (2:00pm – 4:00pm)

21 May 2015 (10:00am – 12:00pm)

21 May 2015 (2:00pm – 4:00pm)

Venue– 7 Queens Gardens, Aberdeen AB15 4YD


Registration – Registration is by email to Anisa Goshi and attracts a fee per attendee. Early registration is advised and we would be delighted to welcome you!

In the meantime, watch this space for future articles on key learnings and case studies from previous sessions.






Founder and Managing Director Anne Morris is a fully qualified solicitor and trusted adviser to large corporates through to SMEs, providing strategic immigration and global mobility advice to support employers with UK operations to meet their workforce needs through corporate immigration.

She is a recognised by Legal 500 and Chambers as a legal expert and delivers Board-level advice on business migration and compliance risk management as well as overseeing the firm’s development of new client propositions and delivery of cost and time efficient processing of applications.

Anne is an active public speaker, immigration commentator, and immigration policy contributor and regularly hosts training sessions for employers and HR professionals

About DavidsonMorris

As employer solutions lawyers, DavidsonMorris offers a complete and cost-effective capability to meet employers’ needs across UK immigration and employment law, HR and global mobility.

Led by Anne Morris, one of the UK’s preeminent immigration lawyers, and with rankings in The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners, we’re a multi-disciplinary team helping organisations to meet their people objectives, while reducing legal risk and nurturing workforce relations.

Legal Disclaimer

The matters contained in this article are intended to be for general information purposes only. This article does not constitute legal advice, nor is it a complete or authoritative statement of the law, and should not be treated as such. Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the information is correct at the time of writing, no warranty, express or implied, is given as to its accuracy and no liability is accepted for any error or omission. Before acting on any of the information contained herein, expert legal advice should be sought.

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