Quote mark icon

The service I received was thorough and absolutely complete. Communication was exceptionally clear. I found the work and the overall experience to be exceptional.

Legal 500 2021

Phong Ma is an immigration solicitor specialising in inward migration to the UK. She advises on complex immigration issues which arise for corporate businesses when hiring highly skilled and experienced migrants. 

She assists with a full range of visa routes to enable the relocation of clients who are overseas employees, Directors and/or majority shareholders of a UK company. Having knowledge of the commercial issues faced by her clients, she provides pragmatic and practical advice to achieve the outcome desired by them, thus making her an invaluable asset in the recruitment of foreign talent. 

In addition to securing business related permits for foreign nationals, Phong also works with international families when they are looking to relocate to the United Kingdom based on their personal circumstances. This could take the form of spouse visas, children visas, or even EUSS applications. 

Phong assists with the most complex circumstances and can complete Administrative Reviews or litigation against the Home Office. Her litigation expertise covers tribunal and High Court matters (including Judicial Review). 

Recent work
  • Advising and assisting a management company which manages over 60 restaurants, hotels and venues and assisting it with the recruitment of foreign nationals. 
  • Advising and assisting private family offices on sponsor licences and sponsoring the client's overseas staff. 
  • Advising and assisting with a new company set up, followed by an application to sponsor a senior employee of the overseas company to relocate to the UK. 
  • Assisting with complex European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS) cases involving EU nationals and their family members (refusals, removals and/or deportation decisions).

Reported cases: 

  • R(ZV) v Secretary of State for the Home Department
  • Rasciukas, Regina (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department 
Did you know

Phong enjoys doing Bikram yoga, crocheting and is a big fan of Anime and reading Japanese Manga.


Our lawyers are experts in their fields. Through commentary and analysis, we give you insights into the pressures impacting business today.