Immigration issues

As part of our comprehensive legal services, Mackrell’s solicitors in London regularly advise sporting professionals on immigration issues.

This includes assisting with applications for Tier 5 temporary worker visas, which are available to sports men and women from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland where they are able to make a significant contribution to their sport at the highest level in the UK.

We can also advise on what activities you can and cannot take part in if you enter the UK on a Tier 5 visa and assist with applications to extend these visas.

If your partner and any dependent children are from outside the EEA or Switzerland, they will need to make their own applications to join you in the UK and we can assist with these.

Where an application for a visa, a visa extension or for family members to come to the UK has been refused, we can provide expert advice to strengthen the grounds for your appeal or the other processes for challenging refusals.

More information on our immigration services is available on our dedicated immigration website at

For more information on our London immigration legal services for sporting professionals, please contact us.