"A specialist in Tier One applications and complex and time-sensitive high net worth immigration matters ... When someone gets into trouble, he's very good at unpicking it."

Chambers High Net Worth Guide, 2017

Andrew is a partner in the Immigration team with over 11 years of experience in advising on all areas of UK immigration and nationality law. 

Andrew acts for high net worth individuals, entrepreneurs, start-ups and UK companies, with particular expertise in complex applications.

He has extensive experience in advising companies on compliance with illegal working legislation, challenging Civil Penalties and understands the importance of reputation management for companies that are subject to investigations by UKVI. 

He works closely with colleagues in the family team in advising on the immigration implications of international surrogacy, adoption and where a relationship with a British or EU citizen has broken down.

He has a particular passion and aptitude for working with clients who require robust representation by way of appeal or representations to UKVI.

He regularly provides in house training to companies and other immigration lawyers.

Recent work

  • Illegal Working and Civil Penalties - Acted for a third sector charity who were subject to an illegal working investigation and potentially a six figure civil penalty

  • Entry Clearance Refusals - Acted for a foreign national student in an Entry Clearance ETS/TOIEC deception appeal and successfully overturned the refusal

  • Removal Decisions - Challenged a 10 year long residence refusal, obtained suspension of removal action finally resulting in the grant of permanent residence

  • Brexit and European Applications - Advising EU nationals on their rights to permanent residence and British Citizenship prior to the UK leaving the European Union


MEmberships and societies

  • Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association (ILPA)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • City Mental Health Alliance (CMHA)
  • Member of Consulting Editorial Board of LexisNexis PSL 


What clients and directories have said


He's very approachable and has a very relaxed demeanour."

Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2016

... extremely relaxing fellow, who provide a no-fuss service. He broke it down simply and said this is what we need to do."

Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2016

... robust advocate for his clients..."

Legal 500 UK

A great character" with a "good sense of humour," who is "really hard-working and very committed" 

Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession

He's very approachable and has a very relaxed demeanour"

Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2016

Andrew Tingley had effective overall control of the immigration project, and managed it to a result."

A client

...provides ‘excellent advice’ at ‘very reasonable fees’..."

Legal 500 UK

An extremely pleasant guy, with a relaxed and relaxing style, empathetic to client needs and goals."

Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2017

A sensational practitioner who wins praise for his expert handing of sensitive and complex cases."


... is ‘outstanding’, and advises high-net-worth individuals on Tier 1 applications, appeals, family applications, surrogacy and other complex applications."

Legal 500 UK, 2017

a widely recommended practitioner who handles compliance and immigration applications for a range of notable clients."

Who's Who Legal, 2017

He is very personable... very down to earth ... clients like his no-nonsense approach."

Chambers High Net Worth Guide, 2017

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