Zoe Bantleman#6796

Zoe Bantleman

Barrister, Richmond Chambers
Zoe Bantleman is a practising barrister at Richmond Chambers. Her practice covers a wide spectrum of advisory work, drafting and advocacy involving all aspects of UK immigration, nationality and asylum law.

She has extensive experience in complex private and family life applications and in all aspects of immigration for businesses and skilled individuals under the Immigration Rules, including start-ups, innovators, entrepreneurs, exceptionally talented and promising persons, representatives of overseas businesses and sponsor licences. She regularly challenges decisions by preparing appeals for human rights and asylum claims and applications for administrative and judicial review, with specific interest in challenging deception allegations against migrants and prospective visitors, sponsor licence revocations and claims deemed to be repeats or certified as clearly unfounded.

She frequently writes about changes to the UK’s immigration law system and provides commentary on key cases. She is an editorial board member of the Journal of Immigration, Asylum & Nationality Law and a trainer for the Immigration Law Practitioner’s Association (ILPA).
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Applying under the Innovator route
Applying under the Innovator route
Practice notes

The Innovator route permits individuals endorsed by a Home Office-approved endorsing body to set up a business in the UK. This Practice Note outlines the eligibility requirements for making an application under the route, including the financial and English language requirements. It also looks at the suitability and validity requirements, period and conditions of permission, dependants, and applications for settlement.

Applying under the Start-up route
Applying under the Start-up route
Practice notes

The Start-up route permits individuals with an endorsement from a Home Office-approved endorsing body to establish and set up a business in the UK for the first time. This Practice Note outlines the eligibility requirements for making an application under the route, including the financial and English language requirements. It also looks at the suitability and validity requirements, period and conditions of permission, dependants, and switching to the Innovator route.

Visitor (standard): avoiding common pitfalls
Visitor (standard): avoiding common pitfalls
Practice notes

This Practice Note highlights some common pitfalls associated with applications under the standard visitor immigration category that may lead to additional scrutiny of an application and/or its refusal. These often involve issues that may cast doubt on an applicant's credibility as a genuine visitor.

Visitor: eligibility
Visitor: eligibility
Practice notes

This Practice Note outlines the eligibility requirements for individuals applying to come to the UK under the Visitor immigration categories, including those undertaking permitted paid engagements (PPE). It looks at the eligibility criteria, suitability and validity requirements, period and conditions of permission and any provisions for dependants.

Visitors: prohibited and permitted activities
Visitors: prohibited and permitted activities
Practice notes

This Practice Note outlines the prohibited and permitted activities for those applying to enter the UK under the visitor immigration categories. It includes information on prohibited activities, which focus on certain types of work and self employment and also outlines the permitted activities of tourism and leisure, volunteering, training, study, medical treatment and permitted paid engagements.

Practice Area

Panel

  • Contributing Author

Qualified Year

  • 2018

Membership

  • Immigration Law Practitioner’s Association
  • Human Rights Lawyer’s Association

Qualifications

  • LL.B (Hons) (2015)
  • LL.M – awarded Distinction (2016)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Bar Professional Studies – awarded Outstanding (2017)

Education

  • University of Durham (2015)
  • London School of Economics (2016)
  • University of Law (2017)

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