I have over 40 years’ experience working in and practising United Kingdom immigration and nationality law, in the Home Office and in private legal practise.
I began working for the Home Office UK Border Force as an Immigration Officer in 1983 and after spending four years based at Heathrow Airport I was seconded to the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and posted to Nigeria for five years to work in the British High Commission in Lagos as a Consular & Visa Officer, dealing with a full range of UK visa applications, British Citizenship and consular matters.
Upon my return to the UK I worked at Stansted Airport and then in the UK Border Force Headquarters in Croydon, training air and sea carriers operating to the United Kingdom on the detection of passengers travelling with forged and counterfeit documentation and developed and implemented legislation known as The Carriers Liability Act.
In 2002 I formed and managed Platt & Associates, a United Kingdom immigration, nationality and work permit law consultancy, advising clients in the corporate and private sectors in these areas. In 2016 we merged with Gordon Dadds LLP and from this new platform continue to provide clients with clear and well founded advice on business, family and work permit options within the United Kingdom Immigration Rules and the EEA Regulations.
I currently spend 100% of my time at Gordon Dadds advising clients on UK immigration and nationality matters.
Outside of work my interests are classic cars and I am an active member of the MG Car Club. I also enjoy travelling and spending time with my family.
Platt & Associates
British Government Consular & Visa Officer
Foreign & Commonwealth Office
Home Office – Immigration Officer
Member of the Immigration Law Practitioners Association (ILPA)