Sponsorship Licensing

Bringing talent from overseas can open up a world of opportunities for your business, but securing a Sponsor Licence for legally employing non-UK residents can take a lot of effort. That’s where we step in, making things clear and manageable so you can focus on growing your business.

Your organisation will need a Sponsor Licence to sponsor any overseas national you want to employ if they are not a ‘settled worker’ or do not have immigration permission to work for you in the UK.

Secure your Sponsorship Licence with Spencer Churchill now to start hiring top talent from around the globe.

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How can we help with your company’s Sponsorship Licensing?

We offer in-depth compliance support to prepare you for Home Office audits and interviews. We also conduct mock audits so your business is always in line with Home Office requirements. 

Let us help you:

  • Identify the best company representative
  • Stay compliant with eligibility requirements 
  • Gather and submit the necessary documentation (e.g. financial accounts, contracts, etc.)

If you come across any challenges or refusals related to your applications, the legal experts at Spencer Churchill will advocate for your business through judicial reviews and legal action. 

How do you get a Sponsorship Licence?

If you want to hire someone from abroad who isn’t a settled worker or doesn’t have the right work permit in the UK, your organisation will need a sponsor licence.

Getting a sponsor licence is a privilege that carries big responsibilities in keeping the UK’s immigration system running properly. Your organisation must meet certain eligibility requirements to apply for a sponsor licence. It is important to know which jobs can be sponsored and their minimum salary levels.

Keeping your Sponsorship licence in good standing means following strict rules from the Home Office. This includes being ready for audits that check if your business follows all immigration laws. To stay compliant, it’s important to have strong systems for checking immigration status, keeping records, and managing recruitment. This preparation will keep your organisation on track and audit-ready.

Make sure your organisation understands what it needs to do as a sponsor and has a system to follow these rules. You should also identify the key staff involved and make sure they know their responsibilities. Key roles include:

  • Key Contact, who will serve as the main point of contact with UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI)
  • Authorising Officer, a senior person responsible for overseeing the sponsorship activities
  • Level 1 User, who will manage the day-to-day operations of the licence. 

Collect all the necessary documents and evidence for your sector. This includes:

  • Recent financial statements
  • Copies of contracts from the last 12 months
  • Proof of business registration
  • Documents evidencing your compliance with UK trading laws.

When you’re ready, submit your application and pay the fee. The fee will vary depending on your organisation’s size and type. Once you’ve submitted your application, the Home Office will review it. Then, the Home Office will decide whether to approve it and list your organisation as a sponsor.

We’re here to help you with every step, and once we start, it usually takes us 3-5 working days to submit everything. 

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How do I know if I’m eligible for a Sponsorship Licence?

Need to know if you’re eligible for a Sponsorship Licence? Check out the below to see:

  • Are you lawfully operating in the UK and intending to offer genuine employment to non-settled workers? 
  • Are you willing to follow sponsor duties prescribed by the UK Home Office?
  • Do you have or are you willing to implement appropriate systems to monitor employees and manage sponsorship? 
  • Does your organisation have a clean immigration and criminal history? 

If the answers to these questions are YES, you’re eligible, and we can help you with the rest.

To apply for a sponsor licence, you will need to provide supporting documents to prove that you are a lawfully trading UK-based entity. You will also need key personnel ready to take on different roles to maintain the sponsor licence, details of the roles you are looking to sponsor, and any attempts made to recruit from within the UK. Evidence showcasing your readiness to comply with sponsor duties is also helpful. 

It might seem overwhelming, but with our expert guidance, the process is straightforward. 

Give us a call, and we can answer all your questions.

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What are the different types of Sponsorship Licences?

  • Worker Sponsor Licence – For long-term skilled workers, which includes various subcategories such as Skilled Worker Visa.
  • Temporary Worker Sponsor Licence – For temporary employment with specific visas like Creative Worker Visa and International Sportsperson.

Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS)

A Certificate of Sponsorship is mandatory for each foreign worker you intend to hire. This document is proof of a valid job offer and is necessary for the worker to apply for a visa. This involves applying through the Sponsorship Management System (SMS), and, depending on the type of certificate required, there are some costs to consider.

Renewal and rejection of your Sponsorship Licence

You should renew your Sponsor Licence every four years if you want to keep sponsoring foreign workers without interruption.

The renewal process, its costs, and the timing around it all can be tricky, but it’s key to staying compliant. Be aware of the common reasons for application rejections, like wrong or missing documents, and if your application is rejected, knowing these rules is helpful before applying again.

At Spencer Churchill, this is baked into our approach so your business always meets legal requirements and competes effectively in the global talent market.

We offer guidance and expert advice at every step, helping you improve your chances of success – so get in touch today to make the sponsorship process smooth and successful.



How can Spencer Churchill help you with fashion, luxury goods & beauty law?


With the rise of e-commerce and fast fashion online brands, there has been a boom in the range of designs that customers are buying. Maintaining originality and recognisability has never needed such attention and consideration. Registering your fashion designs is an effective way to minimise the chance of knock-offs popping up on competitors’ websites – and also providing protection if they do.

Our team can offer this intellectual property support – whether you need to establish a copyright or register a design at the beginning, or if you need legal support if someone does rip you off, we want to help.

How can Spencer Churchill help you with fashion, luxury goods & beauty law?


When it comes to the beauty industry, similar legal problems arise as with fashion, but there are a few more to throw into the mix. If you own a beauty company, you will be aware of the health and safety responsibilities. Regulations that protect human health are really important, and if someone accuses you of falling short of standards it can do huge damage to your reputation.

The team at Spencer Churchill can help you stay in line with the law, offering expert advice in your specific field to make sure you are a lawfully run company. If you believe you have been unfairly accused of falling short of the law, or that a specific accusation is doing undue damage to your brand reputation, our professionals can support you through mediation, dispute resolution, and, if necessary, litigation proceedings.

How can Spencer Churchill help you with fashion, luxury goods & beauty law?

Luxury Brands

At Spencer Churchill, our team understand the nuances required when working with luxury brands. Reputation management is extremely important for designer names, and we understand the urgency required if your reputation does come under fire. Our reputation management or mediator professionals are here to support you and cure your reputational damages during the process of dispute resolution.

Whether the issue stems from the supply chain, contractual disputes, brand protection, publicity problems or copyright related disputes, our team is here to offer a hand and get you the result you want.

Why use Spencer Churchill for your e-commerce needs?


Venturing through the intricate legal world of e-commerce, particularly in fashion, luxury goods, and beauty, can be quite a puzzle. From creating strong terms and conditions to protecting your brand’s ideas, companies in these fields encounter many legal complexities.

That’s where Spencer Churchill is your reliable ally in the e-commerce legal arena:

  • Expertise – Our legal team knows the ins and outs of the unique legal challenges these industries face.
  • Customised Solutions – We don’t believe in one-size-fits-all approaches. Instead, we collaborate closely with you to create tailored legal strategies that match your brand and business objectives.
  • Proven Success – From protecting copyright and trademark rights, to crafting specialised terms and conditions for innovative e-commerce ventures – we’ve been there and done that
  • Comprehensive Services – We cover all the bases. Whether it’s drafting robust terms and conditions, privacy policies, or offering guidance on data protection and intellectual property, we’ve got your legal foundation covered.
  • Adaptability –E-commerce is a dynamic space, with ever-changing regulations and technologies. Spencer Churchill keeps pace with these changes, ensuring your business stays compliant and competitive.


  • Client-Focused – We don’t just work for you; we work with you. We integrate into your team, taking the time to grasp your unique business model and growth goals.

Why choose Spencer Churchill for your copyright legal services?

Copyright in Fashion & Luxury

In the competitive fashion, luxury, and beauty industries, being creative is crucial for success. These sectors rely on unique designs, branding, and innovation.

But, with creativity comes the need to protect your work. Companies in these industries often deal with copyright issues. That’s where Spencer Churchill comes in, offering customised solutions to protect your creativity.

We don’t just react to copyright issues; we actively prevent them to keep your brand safe. Your creative assets will be protected – no matter where your business operates.

In the fast-paced worlds of fashion, luxury, and beauty, safeguarding your creative assets is essential. Spencer Churchill is your trusted partner for copyright legal services, committed to protecting your brand’s innovation and originality.

Contact our expert legal team today for a consultation, and secure the future success of your business.

Protect your brand today with trademark services from Spencer Churchill

Trademarks in Fashion & Luxury

In the worlds of fashion, luxury goods, and beauty, your brand’s identity carries great importance. It’s what differentiates you from competitors and builds trust and recognition among your customers.

Your brand is a valuable asset, and safeguarding it is crucial. That’s where Spencer Churchill comes in, providing top-notch trademark legal services, specifically tailored to the fashion, luxury, and beauty industries.

Don’t leave your brand’s future to chance. Trust Spencer Churchill to safeguard your fashion, luxury, or beauty brand and its valuable assets. Our solicitors are here to support you every step of the way on your entrepreneurial journey. Establish and preserve your brand’s name and identity with confidence.

Contact us today to learn more about our tailored trademark legal services and how we can help you protect what makes your brand unique in the competitive worlds of fashion, luxury goods, and beauty.

Why choose Spencer Churchill for online distribution legal expertise?

Online distribution in Fashion & Luxury

In the ever-evolving world of e-commerce, businesses in the fashion and luxury sectors are experiencing rapid growth and reaching global audiences.

While this digital expansion brings exciting opportunities, it also comes with a unique set of legal challenges that require careful consideration and expert guidance.

At Spencer Churchill, we specialise in providing reliable, friendly, and straightforward legal expertise to address these challenges and offer practical solutions.

Our team of legal experts is proud to offer reliable, friendly, and easy-to-understand legal help for the fashion and luxury sectors, and will craft solutions suited towards your needs.

We believe in giving you clear and simple legal advice so you can make smart choices when it comes to selling online.

In the fast-paced world of online selling for fashion and luxury, having the right legal partner is super important. You can trust us to protect your business and guide you along the way.

Spencer Churchill is here to give you the legal help you need to handle challenges and do well in this competitive market. Contact us today to find out how we can help your business distribute online.

Why choose Spencer Churchill for intellectual rights expertise?

Intellectual rights in Fashion & Luxury

Given the value of your brand, protecting its intellectual property rights is vital. Spencer Churchill offers premier legal services in trademark protection, designed for the fashion, luxury, and beauty sectors.

Our expertise keeps your brand uniquely yours, safeguarded against infringement and positioned for enduring success.

Why bother about intellectual rights?

Your intellectual property is your brand’s name, logo, and unique design elements. Trademarks are pivotal in safeguarding your creations from imitation and maintaining your brand’s reputation.

In the fast-paced world of fashion, where trends come and go, your brand’s identity must remain consistent and protected. A registered trademark grants exclusive rights to your brand elements while being a powerful deterrent against copycats.

Why Spencer Churchill?

At Spencer Churchill, our team excels in safeguarding your brand’s unique identity and intellectual property.

We offer in-depth services from checking and registering trademarks to ensure they’re available and officially recognised by the Intellectual Property Office, to vigilant monitoring to protect against unauthorised use.

With transparent pricing, we want to make our expert services accessible to businesses of all sizes within the creative and innovative sectors, so your brand’s protection and growth can be on a global scale.

Reach out today to discover how our bespoke legal solutions can safeguard the uniqueness of your brand in the highly competitive industries of fashion, luxury goods, and beauty.

Why choose Spencer Churchill for influencer and social media legal support?

Influencer Marketing & Social Media in Fashion & Luxury

In today’s world, where social media and influencers are key, it’s super important to keep your brand unique to stand out and build trust with your followers.

At Spencer Churchill, we offer top-notch legal help that protects your brand from being copied, especially if you’re in the fashion, luxury, or beauty industry.

Why choose Spencer Churchill?

At Spencer Churchill, our focus is on strategic brand management, ensuring the distinctiveness and legal security of your brand’s identity and intellectual property.

At Spencer Churchill, we specialise in protecting your brand and its unique identity. We help you:

  • Search for and register trademarks to make sure they are recognised legally.
  • Keep an eye out to prevent others from using your brand without permission.

Our goal is to keep your brand secure and make it more valuable and successful on platforms like Instagram and TikTok.

We also help make your brand known globally by securing trademarks internationally, perfect for social media’s worldwide reach. We’re here for all types of creative businesses, helping your brand grow and stay protected on social media around the world.

Brand Management in Fashion & Luxury

Understanding the importance of your brand’s intellectual property and protecting its rights is critical.

Spencer Churchill provides high-quality legal services focused on brand management especially for fashion, luxury, and beauty businesses.

Our expertise ensures your brand stays uniquely yours, protected from any unauthorised use, and is set up for long-term success.

Why Choose Spencer Churchill?

At Spencer Churchill, we’re all about managing your brand so it can stand out and stay protected. We focus on:

  • Searching and registering trademarks to legally recognise your brand.
  • Watching out to stop others from using your brand without your okay.

We aim to keep your brand safe and boost its value and success. We even help make your brand famous around the world by registering trademarks in other countries.

We offer our expertise at clear prices, aiming to support all kinds of creative businesses in growing and protecting their brand everywhere.

Protect your brand today with brand management services from Spencer Churchill

Secure your brand’s intellectual future with Spencer Churchill. Specialising in intellectual property rights, we’re dedicated to protecting your fashion, luxury, or beauty brand’s distinctiveness and invaluable assets.

Our team of skilled trademark legal professionals is committed to guiding you through every phase of your entrepreneurial journey. With our support, you can confidently establish and maintain your brand’s identity and reputation.

Reach out to us today to discover how our bespoke trademark legal solutions can safeguard the uniqueness of your brand in the highly competitive industries of fashion, luxury goods, and beauty.

Technology in Fashion & Luxury

In the fast-evolving landscape of fashion, beauty, and luxury goods, brands face the colossal task of staying ahead in digital commerce.

This can include anything from safeguarding intellectual property to embracing sustainability—all while forging meaningful brand-talent collaborations.

The digital era demands more than just traditional retail strategies; it requires a robust blend of innovation, legal savvy, and brand protection to thrive.

Enter Spencer Churchill. With an in-depth suite of legal services tailored for the fashion, beauty, and luxury brand sectors, we are your legal ally, guiding you through every step of the fashion tech journey.

Our expertise spans across brand-talent collaboration, legal and business advisory, intellectual property protection, and beyond. We’re here to simplify the legal landscape, allowing you to focus on what you do best—innovating and leading your brand to success.

But how do we do this?

Simplified fashion tech solutions with Spencer Churchill

Spencer Churchill simplifies the journey for fashion, beauty, and luxury brands facing the digital age’s challenges.

We streamline your brand’s expansion, from fostering celebrity partnerships to safeguarding your unique designs and mastering e-commerce to advising on global strategies and eco-friendly practices.

With us, fashion tech and the digital marketplace become an effortless experience, where your brand innovates, grows, and is protected in a competitive landscape.

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