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Charles Avens

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Head of Immigration
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Charles Avens is the Head of Immigration in Druces LLP’s Employment and Business Immigration team.

On a day to day basis, Charles acts in relation to both contentious and non-contentious employment and immigration matters. The majority of his employment work is focused on acting for companies and institutions, through the provision of corporate advisory employment advice, such as assisting with TUPE transfers, redundancies, staff re-organisations, disciplinaries / grievances, protected disclosures, advising on restrictive covenants, employee entry and exit and the drafting of documents and contracts. On the Claimant side, Charles acts for high net worth claimants, such as bankers, traders, brokers, financiers and company directors, in relation to all their employment requirements.

His work also encompasses business immigration services for companies wishing to transfer skilled employees and senior staff to the UK, as well as advice and assistance for international entrepreneurs and investors. Charles’ immigration practice consistently involves advice and assistance for investors and entrepreneurs (Tier 1), Sole Representatives of Overseas Companies, Commonwealth ancestral visas, spousal visas and applications for EEA Permanent Residence Cards and EEA family permits.

Charles graduated with a BA (Hons) in Modern History at Exeter University in 2001, before reading law at BPP Law School in London. He was Called to the Bar at Lincoln’s Inn in October 2004 as a (non-practising) barrister and cross-qualified as a solicitor in August 2009.

He is a member of both the Employment Lawyers Association and the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association.

Charles has a passion for Political, Military and Art History and enjoys visiting historical sites and art galleries. He also enjoys travelling, opera, film and golf.

Legal 500

In Legal 500, 2022 Charles is once more regarded for his work on Immigration. He is renowned for being “extremely professional, courteous and a pleasure to work with” as well as having “excellent knowledge of immigration law and Home Office processes”.

Spear’s 500

Charles was featured in the 2019 edition of the Spear’s 500 as a ‘Distinguished Individual’ for UK Immigration.           

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