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Mayfair Legal

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Mayfair Legal is a specialist law firm in UK immigration and business affairs.

 

Mayfair Legal believes the UK remains a magnet to talented global migrants. We endorse the UK government's goal to attract “the brightest and the best” to the UK.

 

Our core focuses are on building good working relationships and obtaining the right results. We combine our technical expertise with excellent client service. We strive to make the relocation process stress-free, by ensuring our clients are not burdened with procedures and paperwork and communicating with them every step of the way. Importantly, we know our clients as individuals, not just as a collection of names.

 

Mayfair Legal believes in honesty. Immigration is a life changing event. When we advise on the feasibility of a plan, we tell the truth and plan ahead.

OUR SERVICES

Our services are bespoke in nature and focused on the following visa categories.

 

We can assist with all stages of your immigration timeline - from entry clearance to further leave to remain to permanent residence to naturalisation as a British Citizen to applications for a British passport.

TIER 1 (INVESTOR)

For those individuals making a £2 million investment in UK government bonds, share capital or loan capital in active and trading UK registered companies. This route is now closed to new applicants. Individuals who already have entry clearance or leave to enter or remain as a Tier 1 Investor Migrant may apply to extend their stay or for indefinite leave to remain.  Applications for further leave to remain as a Tier 1 Investor can be made until 17 February 2026.  Applications for indefinite leave to remain as a Tier 1 Investor can be made until 17 February 2028.

TIER 1 (ENTREPRENEUR) EXTENSION

For existing Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) Migrants who have established or joined an existing UK business, invested a minimum of £200,000 in the business, created two jobs for settled workers and are conducting continuous business activity. If you currently hold leave under the Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) category, you can apply for a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa extension until 5 April 2023. Applications for Indefinite Leave to Remain as a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) Migrant can be made until 5 April 2025.

SKILLED WORKER 

For individuals to undertake a skilled job in the UK for a UKVI approved sponsor. You will need to be sponsored to do a specific job and meet the salary requirement.

INTRA-COMPANY TRANSFER/GLOBAL
BUSINESS MOBILITY - SENIOR OR SPECIALIST WORKER

This route is for employees of multinational employers who are required to be transferred to a UK branch of their employer to do a skilled role in the UK.

HEALTH AND CARE
WORKER VISA

The Health and Care Worker Visa is open to qualified doctors, nurses and other health and adult social care professionals who wish to undertake an eligible job with the NHS, an NHS supplier or in adult social care.

INTERNATIONAL SPORTSPERSON

The International Sportsperson visa is for elite sportspersons and qualified sports coaches who are recognised as being at the highest level of their sport internationally. You will be required to be sponsored on a short or long-term contract and have been endorsed by an appropriate UK sports governing body.

MINISTER OF RELIGION

The Minister of Religion Visa is for individuals who have been sponsored to perform a mainly pastoral leading role within a faith-based organisation or religious order in the UK.  

HIGH POTENTIAL
INDIVIDUAL 

The High Potential Individual Visa is available to recent graduates of top global universities who wish to work, or look for work, in the UK.  

TEMPORARY WORK
(GOVERNMENT AUTHORISED EXCHANGE)

For those looking to undertake an internship of up to 2 years in the UK

SCALE UP

The Scale-up Visa is for talented individuals recruited by a UK Scale-up Sponsor, who have the skills needed to enable the Scale-up business to continue growing.  You will need to have a highly-skilled job offer from a qualifying Scale-up business at the required salary level.  

YOUTH MOBILITY

The Youth Mobility Scheme visa is for young adults from participating countries and territories who wish to experience life in the United Kingdom for a period of up to two years.

OVERSEAS DOMESTIC
WORKER

For those coming to the UK to work as domestic helper.

GRADUATE VISA

The Graduate Visa allows international students who have completed an eligible UK degree to stay in the UK to work, or look for work, for two years after they have completed their studies.

GLOBAL BUSINESS MOBILITY VISA

For overseas workers undertaking temporary skilled worker in the UK.

UK ANCESTRY

If you are a Commonwealth citizen and have a grandparent who was born in the UK, you may be able to live and work in the UK on the basis of your UK Ancestry.

IMMIGRATION WORK

HONG KONG BN(O)

PARTNER AND FAMILY VISA

EU SETTLEMENT SCHEME

For those holding British National (Overseas) passports and wishing to relocate to the UK, and their family members.

For those joining a partner, spouse, fiancé or parent already in the UK.

For EEA citizens and their family members who wish to establish status in the UK ahead of Brexit.

VISIT VISA

For those who wish to come to the UK for a short-term stay.

INNOVATOR/START UP

For early stage or experienced business persons looking to set-up in the UK. The business must be endorsed by a UKVI approved Endorsing body under the criteria of innovative, viable and scalable.

REPRESENTATIVE OF
OVERSEAS BUSINESS

For senior employees of an overseas business coming to the UK to set up a branch or wholly owned subsidiary of the overseas business in the UK. Closed to new applicants.

GLOBAL TALENT

For talented and promising individuals in the field of Arts, culture, film, television, architecture, fashion, Science, Engineering, Humanities, Medicine, design and digital technology.

STUDENT

For individuals who wish to study in the UK.

INDEFINITE LEAVE
TO REMAIN

Long Term Residence

For non-UK national who have lived in the UK continuously and lawfully for 10 years.

Returning Resident

For those who hold Indefinite Leave to Remain, but have been absent from the UK for more than 2 years may be eligible to return to the UK for settlement on the basis of a returning resident visa.

BRITISH CITIZENSHIP

British citizenship (Naturalisation, registration and automatic acquisition) 

You may be eligible to apply for British citizenship by way of holding Indefinite Leave to Remain, by way of entitlement or discretionary basis and by automatic acquisition. 

OUR TEAM

EFUN CHIN 

Efun is the founder and principal of Mayfair Legal. It was his vision to create an immigration law firm which provides its clients with honest advice, a personable level of service and consistent results.

 

Prior to setting up Mayfair Legal, Efun has worked at Penningtons Solicitors LLP and Fragomen LLP, both of which are recognised leaders in the field and top ranked in leading legal directories such as The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners UK

 

Due to his unique language and cultural skills, Efun has developed a niche in dealing with clients from the Asia Pacific region and has established a network of contacts in the region.

KIRAN KOCHHAR 

Kiran is our Manager (Solicitor) at Mayfair Legal. She leads the immigration team. Kiran qualified as a solicitor in 2012 and joined Mayfair Legal in 2013. She focuses on advising high net worth individuals and private clients in immigration matters and managing and assisting on casework. Kiran’s specialties are applications under the Tier 1 (Entrepreneur), Tier 1 (Investor), Tier 2/SW Sponsor Licence, Tier 2/SW and Tier 5 categories.

 

Kiran is confident, highly-driven and pro-active in her work ethic. She conducts her work in accordance with her clients travel schedule and personal life, to ensure clients needs are always being met. Kiran incorporates Mayfair Legal’s motto in her daily work i.e make life easy for clients. 

DARIA  SAVCHENKOVA

Daria, our Trainee Solicitor, joined Mayfair Legal in 2015. She obtained her LPC qualification in 2022. Daria is fluent in Russian and English. 

SPENCER VELL

Spencer is our Trainee Solicitor at Mayfair Legal. He achieved a joint Masters and LPC qualification in 2022. Spencer supports the team dealing with high net-worth individuals, private and corporate clients. He assists in casework and immigration matters.

TINGTING LUO

Ting takes on the role of Case Manager at Mayfair Legal. She has extensive experience in handling high-networth individuals from all around the world. Tier 1 (Investor) visa is her expertise, amongst other visa categories. She also explores new business opportunities for the company and is experienced in social media platform marketing.  

YING MA

Ying Ma takes the role of Business Development Manager at Mayfair Legal. She is a confident individual with significant experience in business development. She is responsible for creating business growth as well as communicating with clients from Asia. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and speaks fluent English and Chinese-Mandarin.

Jeremy Ling

Jeremy is our paralegal at Mayfair Legal. An LLB graduate, he graduated from Cardiff University with honours. Jeremy supports the team by providing legal and administrative assistance. He speaks fluent English, Chinese-Mandarin , and Bahasa Melayu, amongst other languages. 

KEVIN YAN

Kevin provides professional business consultancy services to Mayfair Legal’s clients. He is a driven and responsible young individual with good communication skills. Kevin originates from China and has previously worked as a venture capitalist in Beijing. He also has a wealth of business consultancy experience, having worked to help international businesses build their success in China. Kevin holds a UK degree in Accounting & Finance and speaks fluent English and Chinese-Mandarin.

YI FANG

Yi Fang takes the role of Marketing Executive at Mayfair Legal. She is a hard-working, self-motivated individual. Her role involves strategic business planning and execution whilst managing out positive brand image and media platforms. She speaks fluent English and Chinese-Mandarin.

CONTACT US

Have a particular challenge you’re trying to deal with? Contact me today and see what I can do for you.

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Thomas House, 84 Eccleston Square, London SW1V 1NP

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+44 (0) 20 30054854

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