Moving to the UK

Making your home in another country can be complicated. We’ll help simplify the process.

Find out how we can help

Our expert team of lawyers can help
plan every step of your and
your family's move to the UK.

London continues to be the destination of choice for international entrepreneurs, investors, professionals and their families. We have been assisting clients with international roots since the firm’s inception in 1937 and we are very used to working with people from different cultures and backgrounds and provide a collaborative and personal service. 

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Our clients often have complex family or financial arrangements. They may have married a partner of a different nationality, have chosen to work or set up a business in the UK and have investments or assets in different countries. 

If you are planning a move to the UK, our expert team of lawyers are able to provide you with a joined-up service to assist your journey here. This may involve identifying the best visa options for you and your family; renting or buying a property; pre-immigration tax advice and estate planning; establishing a business here; and ensuring that your international assets are protected, which may include prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.

We work closely with other UK and internationally based professional advisors to international families, high net worth individuals, professionals, entrepreneurs, investors and their families, providing you with a full service and meeting your needs during your journey to and whilst living in the UK.

What is said about us

It's a team that has a great breadth of experience across the board and particularly in international cases."

Chambers HNW, A Guide to the World's Leading High Net Worth Advisors

Kingsley Napley leads the immigration outfits in the UK."

Who’s Who Legal

Rolls-Royce service and particularly good when there's a European element to the case."

Chambers HNW, A Guide to the World's Leading High Net Worth Advisors


The links below will provide further information on services we offer that are relevant to international families.  

If you would like further information, or to speak to one of our specialist lawyers, please contact a member of our team.


Anglo French Specialist Family Law Service

We provide specialist bilingual family expertise to separating couples and Anglo-French families with disputes relating to finance, children or both.

Bringing Your Family to the UK

Advising families moving to the UK and those bringing children or other dependant relatives, as well as on international adoption and surrogacy.

European Citizens and Their Families

As experts in EU free movement law we help European citizens secure their right to stay in the UK, including under the EU Settlement Scheme.

Family Tax and Structuring Advice

We understand that individuals do not live in isolation and that any structure or tax advice must be appropriate for their whole family.


Our specialist team has been advising businesses and individuals on all aspects of UK immigration and nationality law for over 20 years.

International Families

Our expert team of lawyers can help you plan for and protect all of your interests and affairs as you are on the move.

International Family Law

Whether you or your partner live abroad or hold assets abroad. We can assist with immigration questions, property, succession and tax planning.

International Personal Tax, Wealth and Philanthropic Structuring

Our clients and their families are located throughout the world. We provide clear and strategic UK tax structuring and reporting advice.

Moving to the UK - Pre-Immigration Tax Advice

As an internationally recognised law firm based in London, we are well placed to provide essential planning advice to individuals moving to the UK.

Obtaining British Citizenship and Staying Permanently

Whether you are looking to naturalise, or register as a British citizen, we can provide you with detailed advice and guidance.

Residential Real Estate

We advise high net worth individuals and celebrities on a wide range of residential property issues, including borrowing and lease extensions.

Thinking of Relocating

Our experienced lawyers can advise you on your relocation plans, ensuring that your move overseas, to the UK, or within the UK, is well planned.

Moving to the UK Insights

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Why “where” matters – jurisdiction considerations for international divorces

The Indian “joint family” and the challenges of protecting family wealth on divorce

Pre-nups and second look States - not so different after all?

Islamic marriages – are you really married under English law?

Will Windrush help reset attitudes to immigration?

English Court of Appeal follows US case example in deciding earning capacity is not a matrimonial asset to be shared

International surrogacy - the legal challenges for US nationals bringing a surrogate child to the UK

UK Immigration Authorities complete a ‘180’ on absences from the UK

US expats in the UK: The price of divorce has just increased

Banks required to carry out 70 million immigration checks every quarter

Brexit and cross-border divorces: Judicial co-operation and the special partnership

Anglo French prenuptial agreements – the myths of cross channel protection and the global prenup?

Brexit - Divorced but still family

Divorces franco-britanniques – Faire le bon choix sur où divorcer

Brexit – Trust is hard earned and easily lost for EU citizens in the UK

Present and future laws on prenuptial agreements – will they or won’t they stand up in court?

Brexit report on justice for families, individuals and businesses – the family law challenges ahead

Brexit & Article 50 - triggering history

Will EU nationals have a human right to continue to reside in the UK after Brexit?

What is behind the so called “tit-for-tat” EU and US visa spat?

Legal and practical perspectives on Brexit - a view from Republic of Ireland

Brexit: home & away

The Brexit ruling - summary of the decision of the majority

Brexit - what French nationals in the UK need to know

Local authorities roll out new streamlined services for British citizenship and Permanent Residence applications

Comparing family law in Australia v England and Wales – a world apart in more ways than one

Techxit concerns Trumped – keep calm and code on

Immigration update - Further expansion of UK Registered Traveller Service

First Brexit, now “Trexit” - US citizens moving to the UK post the Trump victory

Roll out of online application process for EEA nationals

Options in the English courts for ‘illegitimate’ children living in the UAE

Brexit and the position of children born to European nationals living in the UK

Brexit and British Citizens living in other Member States

Divorce in France or in England – who plays the blame game?

Reflections on the impact of the UK’s recent and future hostile migration environment

What should EEA citizens living in the UK do next?

The ultimate European divorce – what a Brexit vote could mean for UK and EU couples and their children

Moving counties or countries with children after separation - where to now?

Do recent cases signal an end to ‘divorce tourism’ in England & Wales?

The challenges with family law agreements for international couples

Marriage for all but other relationships only recognised for some – comparisons between England and France

Getting divorced - what the non-dom changes mean for you

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