Philip Trott


Philip Trott is a Partner and Head of Immigration at Bates Wells & Braithwaite. He started his career as an Employment lawyer and has many years’ experience of practising in both arenas for both corporate and individual clients.

Primary areas of practice relate to applications for both corporations and individuals under the Points Based System, sole representatives, free movement for employed, self-employed and economically inactive individuals within the EEA, related family applications, British and alternative citizenship and all related advice. Advises those who have been unlawfully excluded from the UK for political reasons.

Client base is diverse and represents both corporations and individuals, with an emphasis on media-related work; practising in this areas for over 30 years and has taken an active interest and participated in the reform of business and employment-related immigration law and teaching fellow professionals; sits as ILPA representative on UKBA employer taskforce; is an expert witness for legal proceedings involving immigration law. Regular commentator on immigration matters to BBC, ITV and C4. Described by Chambers as the “go to guy for any horrendously complex cases”.

Rated as a star immigration lawyer by Chambers.

Published Works