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Charles Avens

Head of Immigration

Employment and Business Immigration

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.

The Employment Group 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’s 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 is a recommended employment practitioner in the 2013 Edition of the Legal 500 and a recommended immigration practitioner in the 2019 Edition of The Legal 500.

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, 2020 Charles is once more regarded for his work on Immigration. He is renowned for being ‘approachable and professional’, offering ‘a fast service and comprehensive advice’.

In Legal 500, 2019 Charles is recognised for his work on immigration.

Spear’s 500

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

The Spears' 500 guide to the best lawyers.

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