Ross Kennedy#6794

Ross Kennedy

Senior Client Manager, Vanessa Ganguin Immigration Law
Ross has over a decade of advising corporates and individuals and has built a reputation for himself as a safe pair of hands across the wide range of challenges of personal and business immigration.
After leaving the Civil Service, Ross was previously Practice Manager and a senior at two city law firms of global repute before joining Vanessa Ganguin Immigration Law in 2021.
Ross has a wealth of experience working with corporate clients of all sizes, from start-ups, SMEs and charitable or religious organisations to large multinational companies. He regularly advises on applications for licences to sponsor skilled workers (including on UKVI compliance requirements, mergers, restructuring and TUPE, as well as training HR teams) and assists with visa applications for skilled workers, temporary workers, sole representatives, as well as creative and sports personalities.
He also advises private clients on personal applications, from high net worth and highly skilled clients to family, UK ancestry and British citizenship.
Ross is a regular participant of the Immigration Law Practitioners Association (ILPA) Economic Migration Working Group.
Contributed to


Grounds for refusal and cancellation of permission
Grounds for refusal and cancellation of permission
Practice notes

This Practice Note looks at the ‘grounds for refusal’ of applications for entry clearance or permission to which the Immigration Rules, Part 9 applies, and for the cancellation of in-force entry clearance or permission. It does not cover such grounds which relate to a person's previous personal conduct (whether they have committed criminal offences or there are other aspects of personal conduct which are not deemed conducive to the public good), or grounds related to false representations etc and deception. The Practice Note includes examination of the grounds for refusal (which apply to overseas and on-entry applications only) which relate to previous breaches of immigration law and result in a mandatory re-entry ban. The length of the re-entry ban is decided by a sliding scale based on the seriousness of the breach.

Practice Area


  • Contributing Author


  • BA (Hons) Classics (2003)


  • UCL (2003)

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