Payne Hicks Beach

Payne Hicks Beach

Richard is a paralegal in the Citizenship & Immigration Department. Richard assists with a broad range of citizenship and immigration matters. Before joining Payne Hicks Beach, Richard worked as a legal advisor at two FTSE 100 companies.

Richard graduated with a BA(Hons) in American Studies from the University of Kent, where he received the Rotary Award for academic excellence in his final year. As part of his undergraduate degree Richard studied abroad at Indiana University Bloomington. Following his undergraduate degree, Richard completed his GDL and LPC at the University of Law. During his studies Richard volunteered at Refugee Action assisting asylum seekers with their Section 95 and Section 4 support.

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Ukraine: Statement of Changes

The Home Office released a Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules (the "Rules"...

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Ukraine: Update on UK entry requirements and visa options

Today the Home Secretary announced that the entry requirements for Ukrainian refugees are to b...

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Ukraine: Refuge in the UK

On 1 March 2022, the Secretary of State ("SSHD") announced an expansion for family r...

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The Bar Council features Payne Hicks Beach Immigration Experts guest blog - Nationality and Borders Bill

Our article, 'The Nationality and Borders Bill - a breach of international law?, written b...

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Ukraine: Refugees

Given the ongoing events in Ukraine, the British government is facing growing calls to waive v...

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New UK investment visa route – investment in innovation?

The UK Tier 1 Investor visa for those investing £2million in the UK closed to new applic...

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Ukraine – Home Office concessions

Given the ongoing events in Ukraine, the British government has introduced temporary concessio...

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Ukraine visas update

Given the events overnight in Ukraine, the British government has introduced temporary visa co...

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UK Imposes Sanctions on Russia

Yesterday the Prime Minister announced to parliament that in light of Russia's actions in ...

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UK’s Russian sanctions regime expansion - The Amended Regulations 2022

With the tensions at near breaking point on the Ukrainian border, part of the diplomatic rheto...

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Ukraine: are we looking at a refugee crisis?

With tensions rising on the Ukrainian border, the displacement of people has already commenced...

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Nationality and Borders Bill - a breach of international law?

The Nationality and Borders Bill, which has passed its Second Reading in Parliament and is due...

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