Carey Xu

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Carey Xu

Associate Solicitor

Areas: Private Client & Trusts,
Corporate & Private Immigration

Private Immigration

Carey has particular expertise in advising high net worth individuals on a range of UK Immigration matters, covering the Points Based System; BN(O) visa; EU nationals; long residence application; fiancée/spouse/civil partnership and unmarried partners of persons settled in the UK and other family based applications. Many of her clients wish to obtain Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK and subsequent British citizenship, which often require long term strategic planning.

Carey is a go-to person for BN(O) passport holders who we are able to assist to relocate to the UK, from pre-migration planning to assistance with residential or commercial property. Here is a short video explaining how we can help: 

Corporate Immigration

In terms of corporate immigration matters, she has assisted both employees and employers with sponsor licence applications, including the prevention of illegal working through the conduct of audits to ensure compliance with Legal Right to Work Checks. Her clients are companies and skilled workers seeking entry or leave to remain in the UK for employment purposes.

Private Client & Tax

Carey also sits in our Private Client team advising both high net wealth individuals and businesses on a range of private client matters, covering estate planning, personal and business tax; estate administration and trust administration. She also works closely with the senior partner Saleem Sheikh for international private client matters. She is an affiliate member of the Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and is currently studying the diploma to be a qualified Tax and Estate Planning practitioner.

China Desk

As a native Chinese speaker, Carey is often the first point of contact for many high net worth Chinese speaking individuals and families who depend on her to assist on variety of legal needs outside the realm of Immigration and Private Client, including Real Estate, Intellectual Property, Corporate, Employment and Litigation.

She speaks Mandarin, Cantonese and Shanghai dialect.

Outside work, she loves music and theatre and sing in two local choirs. She also runs weekly pro bono session with the Chinese Community Centre to provide free legal service to the local community.

Qualifications & Experience

Carey studied Economics at Southampton University and London School of Economics before completing the Law Conversion Courses (GDP and LPC) and qualified as a solicitor in 2019. She is a member of the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association; the Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners; and committee member of the UK Society of Chinese Lawyers Association.


See Carey Xu’s latest articles:
Moving to the UK – How can we help 專業法律團隊 – 為您籌劃移居英國、投資每一步 Hong Kong BN(O) visa policy
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“Great result today. Just wanted to say thank you for your continued hard work in fighting our corner on this case. You have both been amazing. Michael incredible support and good ideas.”

Insights by Carey Xu

Moving to the UK – How can we help Read More

Moving to the UK – How can we help


專業法律團隊 – 為您籌劃移居英國、投資每一步 Read More

專業法律團隊 – 為您籌劃移居英國、投資每一步

香港 BN(O) 簽證政策 英國內政部大臣宣佈英國將為來自香港的英國國民(海外)建立一條自訂移民路線。......

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