Nick is founder and principal at Edgewater Legal, a firm specialising in business and immigration solutions for entrepreneurs and young companies.
Nick has worked in immigration law for over 8 years and regularly advises Tier 1 applicants and companies applying for Tier 2 sponsor licences. A thought-leader in the field, he regularly writes about UK immigration issues for a leading immigration law website.
Nick has been recently interviewed by The i newspaper in relation to a high profile Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) case, and has been referred to by both the Guardian and Private Eye as an 'expert' in immigration law.
Nick also acts as a part-time legal consultant for entrepreneur specialists Farha & Associates, providing advice and assistance to entrepreneurs and young companies on a range of commercial issues, including investment rounds, company formation and structure, and recruitment and retention of talent.
An experienced advocate, Nick has regularly been instructed to appear on behalf of clients in the immigration tribunals, requiring exceptional communication skills and knowledge of the law. A sample of those cases has been included here:
ECO v Coombs: a case on the minimum income rules for non-British spouses. The appeal against refusal of the initial visa was allowed at the First Tier Tribunal, and successfully defended at the Upper Tribunal.
Kouis v SSHD: representation of a Belarusian appellant in a highly complex statelessness case, which included preparing the case for court and locating key evidence which led to its satisfactory conclusion after almost 10 years litigation. Conduct of the Home Office in the case branded a matter of 'public disgrace'.
ES v SSHD: a case concerning the alleged improper conduct of judge, and failure to accord ES a fair hearing. The Upper Tribunal determined that the initial hearing had been procedurally unfair, and that the judge had not given adequate reasons for dismissing the client's appeal, leading to a re-hearing.
Applying for a Tier 2 sponsor licence: how to prepare for a Home Office visit
We believe that immigration and immigrants bring huge benefits to the social, cultural and economic life of the United Kingdom.
We also believe that immigration processes for individuals and businesses are stressful, difficult to understand, and unnecessarily expensive.
And we believe that everyone, from the largest corporate to the individual applicant, has the right to a well-qualified lawyer at affordable rates.
It is for these reasons that Edgewater Legal was founded and, accordingly, it is our mission to provide clients with exceptional levels of service, and to give advice and assistance about a complex and ever-shifting area of law in a straightforward way.
Edgewater Legal is based at offices in Westminster and led by experienced immigration practitioner, Nick Nason, a specialist immigration lawyer since 2009.
Nick was very patient, and guided me through the options available to us clearly and effectively. He was quick to respond, very thorough and I would not hesitate to use him again, or to recommend him.
Nick was helpful and stayed on top of the situation. He willingly provided some initial advice and legwork before signing a formal contract, which was much appreciated. Although my intended immigration situation has been postponed, that was on my end, not his, and I am looking forward to picking the matter back up with him in the future.
In my experience, there're 2 types of lawyers: decent ones & those who are only looking for your money. Nick is kind & decent which is very hard to find. He spent his weekend looking through all my applications to find a way to help me. He is very prompt in his emails & excels in his immigration knowledge. He'd rather give his honest opinion and advice rather than lie to get more services from me. I truly appreciate it. I have no hesitation in recommending Nick. Many thanks again. ML
Nick helped me with every step of applying for British citizenship and obtaining a passport. He was prompt in replying to my emails and phone calls. Nick personally delivered documents to my home. He is both friendly and professional. I only hope that Meghan Markle has someone as competent and efficient as Nick Nason to help her through the citizenship application process.
Nick is great -- still in the process for my Tier 1 (exceptional promise) application, but he has been hugely helpful thus far!
I was looking for advice regarding Entrepreneurship Visa and other immigration matters for some of my team members based abroad. I found Nick very knowledgeable on these subjects and he was able to articulate and structure his advice in a very user friendly manner which was extremely useful in helping me make the decision. Nick was diligent in carrying out the research required to answer complex queries and was very responsive and professional in his approach. I would highly recommend Nick.
Nick Nason is a very thorough and competent professional with a great work ethic, but also easy to work with and consistently willing to take the time to discuss my concerns. During the time we worked, I was very impressed by the dedicated manner in which Nick carried out his work, he is very organized and methodical. He had the ability to keep it simple and made all our interactions positive. The outcome was successful and this wouldn’t have been possible without his hard work and commitment.
Nick is an absolutely fantastic lawyer and has been a pleasure to deal with. He is always responsive, taking the time to deal with any questions I have, no matter how small. I have no hesitation in recommending him to friends and family, who have also had very positive experiences.