Series of free immigration workshops to be hosted by Stone King

June 24, 2020

Bath-headquartered national law firm Stone King is staging a series of free workshops next month to explain the often-complex rules covering immigration sponsorship.

The workshops, presented by immigration expert and Stone King partner Julie Moktadir, will offer insight into various aspects of the regulations. They are aimed at a range of organisations, but in particular charities, the education sector and religious orders. 

The three question-and-answer style sessions for sponsor license holders will be aimed at different sectors.

The first, on July 7, will look at the education sector, including Tier 4 and Tier 2 sponsorship, ranging from Tier 4 (child) visa issues, to the sponsorship of teachers and whether the Resident Labour Market Test is needed.

On July 21 a session will focus on religious orders, including sponsorship issues relating to Tier 2 (Ministers of Religion) visas and Tier 5 (Religious Worker) visas. Julie will cover topics from English language testing, recent developments in Tier 5 sponsorship, and the exemptions that may apply under the Resident Labour Market Test to this group.

The final session, on July 29, will focus on charitable organisations and particularly on the eligibility and suitability criteria for sponsors. Consideration will also be given to Tier 5 (Charity Worker) visas and the pitfalls that some organisations face.

Julie, pictured, said: “The rules and guidelines around immigration can be complex and confusing, particularly as for most organisations this is something they have to deal with alongside their day-to-day, and yet the consequences of getting it wrong or missing relevant deadlines can be significant and damaging.

“In this series I will talk through the various aspects of immigration sponsorship across several sectors and most importantly I will weave in any answers to questions that people have as we go. I make my sessions as interactive as possible.”

Recordings of each session will be available on the Stone King’s website alongside that of a previous webinar aimed at senior leaders and HR professionals on the general topic of right-to-work checks, including the different documentation required depending on when employment commenced, a run-through of government guidance and a look at the potential penalties.

All previous webinars can be found here or at

More details about July’s webinars  can be found here or at


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