Thalej Vasishta

Director and Solicitor
01159 644117


Thal Vasishta is the founder and managing director of Paragon Law and is one of the UK’s leading Immigration Lawyers. He has been specialising in business immigration since 1996. Thal works with some of the UK’s largest companies and niche businesses, advising them on their legal requirements with regard to employing skilled foreign nationals and also advises overseas companies looking to invest in the UK.

An internationally recognised speaker on the subject of UK Immigration Law, Thal has been invited to speak on the subject in China, India and Nigeria and regularly delivers training on the subject for other lawyers, HR departments, universities and The UK Government.

Thal is ranked as one of the leading Immigration Lawyers in the UK according to Legal 500. Both Thal and Paragon Law have been ranked in The Times Best Law Firms 2019.  He is an excellent writer and communicator and can quickly provide verbal or written advice and handle your case or project, which has an immigration law angle, to conclusion.



  • Advising businesses on how they can navigate the points based immigration system and employ skilled workers from overseas.
  • Advising and assisting businesses with Sponsor Licence applications.
  • Evaluating Brexit’s impact on immigration and its implications for businesses in the UK and Europe.
  • Reviewing and implementing HR systems and processes to ensure companies remain compliant with sponsorship duties and responsibilities.   
  • The implications for companies with offices outside of the UK and advising overseas companies with business visitor applications and setting up UK subsidiaries.
  • Advising overseas entrepreneurs and investors on the right visa to commence operations in the UK.


  • Understands What a Deadline Is! Given the nature of his work and his previous proven legal experience, Thal has demonstrated he can respond to deadlines and provide excellent, relevant advice.

  • Real World Brexit Experience: Through his work with some of the UK’s largest companies, Thal knows how the UK’s exit from the EU and introduction of a points based immigration system will impact on businesses. He leads Paragon’s Brexit Group and has advised many large companies which are dependent on migrant workers on their people strategy post Brexit. He also sits on the Brexit Strategy Board of the East Midlands Chamber.  

  • The Highest Professional Standards: As one of the leading Immigration Lawyers in the UK, Thal has demonstrated his high professional standards and knowledge. He is a member of the Law Society and the Immigration Lawyers Practitioners Association.

  • Industry Acknowledgement: Thal and his company Paragon Law are regarded as one of the leading immigration law firms in the UK and is consistently featured in the ‘Top Tier’ of the Legal 500, The Times Top 100 Law Firms 2019 and the firm is Lexcel Law Society Accredited. 

  • Industry Mentor: Thal regularly mentors and trains other lawyers in the area of Immigration Law. He and the Paragon Law team also work closely with universities to provide training and mentorship to students. To date, the firm has seven universities amongst their client base. 


“Thalej has done a tremendous job building up his Nottingham law firm literally from scratch into a high-profile international practice." - Thomas Schaal, Senior International Trade Adviser, UK Trade & Investment


“I got to know Thal in the process of providing support to Chinese investors with intentions to set up in the UK since 2009. These ranged from small companies and large gobal corporations. Thal and his team's awareness of Chinese culture, knowledge of immigration in the UK, and approach to build a long-term relationship with the clients, have facilitated the Chinese companies to set up and develop in the UK. I would be glad to recommend Thal to other Chinese companies investing in the UK who need specialist advice and service to help their Chinese staff enter and work in the UK legally.” - Min Rose, China Business Advisor, East Midlands China Business Bureau



For articles by Thalej Vasishta please click link below

A new partnership to serve Nigeria

Travelling to India for Business or Leisure Just Got Easier

US immigration law - picking up the pace



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