A member of the firm’s Global Immigration Services team, Nicholas Hobson counsels employers and private clients on UK immigration law. Nick advises clients on UK immigration strategy and compliance, including how to prevent illegal working, sponsorship license applications, and the full range of UK immigration permissions. Representing lead applicants and their dependents, he also helps them prepare applications for entry clearance, further leave to remain, settlement, and nationality. Nick is admitted as a Legal Consultant in New York.
Nick‘s experience includes handling visa applications for Tier 1 highly valued migrants, including those in the categories of entrepreneur, exceptional talent and promise, investor, and overseas business representative. He also handles immigration matters for high-profile clients in the media and entertainment, theater, film, and digital sectors.
Nick previously acted as external immigration counsel to the London Organising Committee of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Additionally, Nick is an active member of Economic Migration Sub-Committee of the Immigration Law Practitioners Association and the Employment Lawyers Association. He contributes regularly to working groups contemplating changes to immigration law, and he has written briefing notes on UK immigration law for the Practical Law Company, ELA briefing, and HR Expert. He is ranked as a leading individual in the legal directory Chambers and Partners and is ranked as “Star Associate.”
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Nick worked in London at a City law firm. Previously, he trained and practiced on qualification in immigration law at a prestigious media law firm in London.
BPP Law School, England, 2003, PgDL
BPP Law School, England, 2004, LPC
King's College London, 2002, LLM
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, 2001, LL.B. (Hons)
England & Wales (Solicitor)
New York (Legal Consultant)
Awards and Affiliations
Listed as recommended, The Legal 500 (2010–2015)
Listed as an "Associate to Watch," Chambers and Partners (2011–to date)
Named as “Star Associate,” Chambers UK - London (Firms), Immigration: Business (2014–2017)
Listed as a legal expert in Immigration Law, Legal Experts Directory