Ben is an Associate Solicitor in the Private Wealth Team.
He has almost 10 years of experience in dealing with UK immigration and nationality matters, particularly matters with complex personal and business immigration issues. As well as high net worth clients, Ben also acted for many corporate organisations, executives, EU nationals, and individuals with human rights claims.
Ben used to practise corporate and commercial law. He finds that his experience as a corporate lawyer gives him a deeper level of understanding of the issues in hand when advising corporate and executive clients, and allows him to provide more rounded solutions.
Ben has a success rate of 100% in all applications to date. His clients describe him as “a first-rate immigration lawyer...accomplished the “impossible” for” them and a person who has that person touch “in making them comfortable throughout the entire application process”.
Ben is fluent in Chinese and English.
"Ben Xu is a delight to work with – approachable, responsive, a brilliant legal mind, always thinks outside of the box, and to say that he goes extra miles for his clients is just an understatement." - Legal 500, 2021
"I am extremely impressed with the knowledge that Ben was able to pass on in regards to Brexit HR requirements and visa sponsorships. There is nothing that Ben doesn't know about these subjects... he is a true expert in his field!!! Ben always gets back to me so promptly with any of my queries with a really understandable clear response!! I highly recommend these guys for any legal queries in regards to immigration - Ben always goes above and beyond to make sure I am fully prepared for any task that I have and I couldn't ask for anymore!" - 5* Trustpilot review
"Excellent advice. Ben is very thorough. Having expertise like Ben's greatly reduced the whole stress of the process. Ben is meticulous and he helped enormously." - 5* Trustpilot review
"Ben Xu was helping us on this case from the beginning and we felt extremely satisfying working with him. He is very thorough and detail oriented when it comes to preparing the application. He is also very dedicated to his work and very fast on replying our queries. The application went very well and we really appreciate what Ben has done for us. We definitely would recommend him (have already actually) to other people." - 5* Trustpilot review
"Ben Xu, Jenna and Alexandra are amazing solicitors, they have done the impossible for me to be with my children when I have no hope and thought I was going to be separated from my kids there are no words to describe how happy I am! Thank you so much"- 5* Trustpilot review
"I have used Irwin Mitchell’s Immigration Team to assist our company to apply for a sponsorship licence, which they managed to obtain within a few days and a Tier 2 visa. Both Ben Xu and Mairi Lubelska have provided me and my company with fabulous service. I would definitely recommend using them. Thank you both!" - 5* Trustpilot review
"We called on Ben Xu and his team to assist us in ensuring our client (Erykah Badu, Recording Artist) cleared through UK customs smoothly. This was our first time appointing a legal team to assist with any of our events. Ben did a brilliant job in making us feel comfortable, the whole process was a complete pleasure. We would strongly recommend using Irwin Mitchell for your legal requirements."
John & Charles (Neoluv), clients
"Ben guided me through the complex immigration system and communicated efficiently with my bank relationship managers as well as immigration agent... The application process was so smooth and I received my approval letter from Home Office within a month. I highly recommend Ben and Irwin Mitchell."
Alexia Tian, client
"My case was assigned to Mr. Ben Xu, he represented the firm very professionally and efficiently. To obtain the entrepreneur visa (Tier 1 visa) you have to be meticulous and pay a lot of attention on details. Ben walked me through all the papers, business plan and documents required by the British Government in order to have a successful outcome. They deserve 5 stars."
Alexandra Cadenas-Arnal, client
"With a complicated personal situation, we had more than once been advised that UK citizenship was not an option for me. However, the team at Irwin Mitchell took a very different view of my case... After several months of careful guidance, they accomplished the "impossible" for me.
"I knew Ben many years through our professional working relationship... Ben is not only a first-rate immigration lawyer but he is also very pleasant to work with, he always go extra miles and ensure my clients receive a timely responsible and give very sound advice, you feel fully confident that he is putting the client interest first and always exceed the expectation.
"I cannot recommend Ben more highly to anyone who needs immigration service."
Emily Ou, BDO Accountants
What inspired you to get into law?
A career in law is not only exciting and rewarding but it requires one to pride top-class advice and thought provoking solutions to a wide range of clients. The scope of opportunities available within the sector is limitless.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your role?
Working as an immigration lawyer is extremely rewarding and demanding, especially when you know that the advice you give can potentially change someone’s life.
What do you like about working at Irwin Mitchell?
I am pleased to be working with some of the greatest minds in the sector and learn from them, in particular our private client team.
What do you do away from the office?
Travelling and going to theatres are on the top of my spare-time-to-do-list. I probably have been to eight or nine countries in the last year alone.
I qualified as a solicitor in 2013.