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Antonia Torr epitomizes the future of the legal profession in a VUCA world. She responds with agility to client business needs, provides clear and actionable recommendations, and is very client-centric in her approach.

Legal 500 2022
About

Antonia Torr is Head of Immigration Services at Howard Kennedy. She has extensive experience in UK immigration law specialising in both business and private client migration.

Antonia is a solicitor who assists clients in the UK and overseas in obtaining their investor, innovator or sole representative visas. She gives in-depth advice to those who wish to sponsor migrants whether it be through the family route or under a work permit scheme.

Antonia regularly advises private individuals, sports persons and businesses providing pragmatic and technically accurate solutions to complex legal problems.

She assesses her clients' needs alongside the requirements of the Immigration Rules and looks to achieve the best possible outcome for clients.

Additionally, Antonia often advises individuals looking at international surrogacy or adoption and uses her legal knowledge to help bring families together.

Experienced in complex human rights issues, Antonia regularly appears before the First and Upper Tier Tribunals as a Solicitor-Advocate.

Recent work
  • Advised and supported a professional footballer and his family in relocating to the UK.
  • Assisted a number of Tier 1 (Investor) migrants from the UAE and China.
  • Successfully obtained multiple Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visas for numerous clients from the Asian sub-continent.
  • Effectively challenged the Home Office in its refusal to grant a visa for a businessman suffering from motor neurone disease.
  • Obtained a sponsor licence for an already ‘black listed’ multi-million pound franchise.
  • Persuaded the Home Office to rescind a £30,000 Civil Penalty Notice against a large food distribution company.
  • Frequently used as an expert witness in international divorce or extradition cases where UK immigration is a relevant factor.
Accolades
  • Ranked, Immigration: High Net Worth Individuals UK, Chambers HNW 2021
  • "She is extremely bright and hard-working. Her case preparation is impeccable." Chambers HNW 2021
  • "Antonia Torr is 'extremely dependable' and 'deeply knowledgeable.' Chambers HNW 2021
  • "Antonia Torr is fantastic, she is very approachable and pragmatic. She makes everything look simple and has a very collaborative approach." Legal 500 2022
  • "Antonia Torr epitomizes the future of the legal profession in a VUCA world. She responds with agility to client business needs, provides clear and actionable recommendations, and is very client-centric in her approach." Legal 500 2022
  • "Antonia is excellent at listening to our concerns, asking the key questions, and providing advice in the format that best aligns with our internal processes and culture." Legal 500 2022
  • "As a professional, we have found Antonia to be not only well-informed and highly respectful, but also to have a rare combination of legal, commercial, and entrepreneurial acumen." Legal 500 2022
  • EPrivateClient: Top 35 under 35 award 
Did you know

Although UK born, Antonia has spent most of her life in Africa, Australia and Canada giving her a real insight into international migration and relocation.

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