As Head of Howard Kennedy’s Immigration team, John Kiely provides strategic advice in all areas of UK immigration law.

John is Head of Immigration and leads the firm’s corporate and private client immigration offering.

With over a decade’s worth of experience in immigration law, John is an expert in all immigration application types. He assists individuals and families on issues relating to settlement, nationality, as well as applications under the Appendix FM, Tier 1 (Investor), Global Talent, Skilled Worker, Global Business Mobility, International Sportsperson, Start-up and Innovator routes.

John has developed a particular focus on high-net-worth individuals and entrepreneurs – and works closely with third party advisors in the private wealth and tax space. He is considered an industry leader in Tech Nation visa applications and has developed an expertise in the International Sportsperson visa – and his opinion has been sought by national publications on football player transfers and the Government Body Endorsement criteria.

  • Ranked by Chambers and Partners 2022 as an ‘Associate to Watch’ in the Immigration High Net Worth individuals category
  • "Kiely combines strong technical skills with a real interest in the client - a rising star." Chambers and Partners 2022
  • "John Kiely is responsive and knowledgeable with a solution-orientated mind." Chambers and Partners 2022
  • "Clients always have very positive feedback on his professionalism and expertise." Chambers and Partners 2022
  • "John is a pleasure to work with." Chambers and Partners 2022
  • Ranked by Chambers and Partners 2021 as an ‘Associate to Watch’ in the Immigration High Net Worth individuals category
Did you know

John loves football (particularly Arsenal) and is a keen marathon runner and triathlete.


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