Personal Immigration
Business Immigration




Managing Partner

LL.B (Hons) (First Class), LL.M (Distinction), Barrister

Called to the Bar: 1998

  • Education:
    • LL.M in International Human Rights Law, University of Essex (Distinction) (awarded the SNELS Prize for Outstanding Academic Achievement)
    • Post-Graduate Diploma in Law, Inns of Court School of Law
    • LL.B (Hons) in Law, University of Southampton, (First Class)
  • Practice:

    Paul has almost 25 years experience practising UK immigration law. Ranked in Legal 500 as a leading immigration barrister, his expertise covers all aspects of business immigration law, including immigration routes for investors, entrepreneurs, start-ups, innovators, sole representatives of overseas businesses, exceptionally talented persons and skilled workers, as well as their family members.

    His clients include high-net worth individuals, businesspersons, sportspersons, artists & entertainers and employers from startups through to major international corporations. Paul also maintains an interest in assisting family members of both points-based migrants and settled persons to relocate to, extend their stay and settle in the UK.

    Experienced in challenging decisions of the Home Office, Paul regularly prepares administrative review applications and has represented numerous clients before the Immigration Tribunal, High Court and Court of Appeal in both immigration appeal and judicial review matters.

    Paul writes widely on the latest legal developments affecting investors, entrepreneurs and other businesspersons and has been consulted by Home Office policy makers in relation to amendments to the Tier 1 (Investor) and Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) Immigration Rules.

    Paul is one of the founding partners of Richmond Chambers and a key member of its Management Team. He accepts instructions from private individuals and businesses on a direct access basis.

  • International Experience:

    Paul has conducted trial observation missions, justice sector needs assessments and international fair trial standards and trial monitoring training missions for most of the major inter-governmental and non-governmental organisations, including the United Nations, OSCE, European Commission, Council of Europe, International Bar Association, and International Commission of Jurists. His field experience extends to Azerbaijan, Gambia, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Montenegro, Russia, Serbia and Turkey. He has also assisted in human rights litigation before various international courts and tribunals.

  • Testimonials:

    “Excellent service, working with Paul has been wonderful, reassuring and very fast! I am happy to have my visa safely, thank you so much. I highly recommend him!”
    Naoko Watanabe – granted further leave to remain as a Tier 1 (Investor)

    “… we were most satisfied with Richmond Chambers and working with Paul. Not only did they get us the result needed (Tier 1 extension), but the results were based on a thorough and very structured methodology. We felt informed and confident throughout the process.”
    Hatem Dowidar – granted extension of stay as a Tier 1 (Investor)

    “Paul provides outstanding service and his knowledge of the UK immigration process and law is unmatched … I would not have succeeded in securing my Entrepreneur Visa without Paul’s knowledge and attention to detail.”
    Andrea Lewis – granted leave to remain as a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur)

    “I have great pleasure in endorsing Paul Richmond … of Richmond Chambers for handling my Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa application with utmost professionalism … prompt and courteous in addressing all my queries and accommodated my tight deadline … my visa was granted within 10 days of submission.”
    Nahid Kamal – granted entry clearance as a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur)

    “I have to say that his work has been outstanding and can’t be compared to anyone else. Paul has gone above and beyond his duties and was even on hand to help me when he was on holiday and during the evenings … Not only that, he has a very pleasant and reassuring manner that is a rarity … Thank you so much for all your work Paul, you’re by far the best at what you do.”
    Sonam Dhall – granted a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa

    “We are 100% satisfied with Paul Richmond’s legal services and his high standard of professionalism. He is probably the best barrister for assisting with more complicated immigration cases. The way he presents the case is excellent.”
    Tatiana Pankratova – granted entry clearance as a PBS dependent

    “After having spent so much on other barristers, with little results, I was amazed at how Paul Richmond handled our immigration case with such care, making the process as painless as possible. As other reviewers have mentioned, his reputation simply excels.”
    Addy Osmani – family granted EEA Residence Cards

    “We could not be happier that we chose to work with Paul Richmond … He kept us calm and focused on what mattered. With him we knew we were doing the right things in the right way. He was patient with our many questions from beginning to end. We were deeply impressed with how fast he responded when we needed answers. He never cuts corners. Total integrity. Worth every penny.”
    Marty Lowell – granted a UK spouse visa