June 07

DT 1769 Latest changes Tier 1 Entrepreneur & Investor

"An Excellent, Insightful training!" a former delegate.

In force from 11 January 2018, the Immigration Rules for Tier 1 Entrepreneurs have been largely rewritten, significantly changing the structure of the Rules and making key changes to criteria/specified documents.  Changes have also been made to Tier 1 Entrepreneur Investor and to PBS dependants.
This course will cover the changes to the rules, policies affecting Tier 1 Entrepreneurs, Investors and their dependants (including absences requirements for indefinite leave to remain (ILR)), and guide attendees in navigating the new structure of Tier 1 Entrepreneur rules.
The speakers will also provide practical insight and tips from their extensive experience, including strategy points and complex scenario analysis. 

Intermediate and Advanced
Areas covered

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This free course is only open to ILPA members who qualify. Please submit an application to book a place on this course.


Further information

Topics covered

  • Navigating the new structure of the Appendix A
  • Changes to definitions
  • Directors loans
  • Evidence of jobs
  • Types of business/investment
  • Entrepreneurial teams
  • Evidential changes
  • Calculating absences for ILR
  • Dependants absences for ILR


The session is aimed at practitioners who have some existing knowledge in this area, given its focus on recent changes. However, the speakers aim to accommodate a broad spectrum of experience, building from key foundation points to advanced interpretation and strategies.


Sophie Barrett-Brown, Laura Devine Solicitors; Philip Barth, Withers LLP

Sophie Barrett-Brown is one of the foremost immigration business practitioners in the UK and has a large high net-worth client base.   Legal 500 has stated her knowledge of the Points Based System is “second to none” whilst Chambers and Partners notes her “generosity in sharing her knowledge”.   Sophie has over 15 years specialist experience and has been actively involved in policy development with the UK Border Agency over many years.   She is a long-standing ILPA trainer and was Chair of ILPA from 2007 to 2012.  

Philip Barth is one of the leading business immigration practitioners in the UK, with more than 20 years' specialist experience of immigration practice. He focuses on complex personal immigration matters, especially for high net worth individuals and has developed a reputation as one of the UK's leading immigration lawyers advising investors and entrepreneurs. Legal 500 describe him as being 'proactive and imaginative', and Chambers notes him as being 'charismatic' and 'clever' and 'a sought after name'. He too has been actively involved in policy development with the UK Border Agency for many years and has been a long-standing Convenor of ILPA's Economic Migration Sub-Committee, as well as an ILPA trainer.