About us

Beder – Harrison & Co is a company of specialist Immigration Consultants established in 1992 whose legal advisors are highly qualified in all areas of Immigration Law as well as having many years of practical experience working in the Immigration and Nationality Department of Government Offices. We pride ourselves on providing a professional and personalised service ensuring that our clients obtain the best possible advice in a friendly atmosphere.

We have experience in handling all aspects of UK Immigration and Nationality including:

• Tier 1 (Investor)
• Tier 1 (Entrepreneur)
• Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent)
• Tier 2 / Work Permits
• Tier 4 / Students
• Tier 5 Temporary Workers
• UK Employers / Licensed Sponsors
• EEA Applications & Family Members
• Sole Representatives
• UK Ancestry
• Dependents / Family Members
• Partners / Children / Elderly Relatives
• Permanent Residence / Settlement
• Nationality

Our Professional Fees are competitive and we provide a comprehensive service from initiation to successful completion of all types of applications. As Immigration advisors to the Association of Relocation Agents, we are actively involved in providing a comprehensive homesearch service to our clients. We work closely with leading firms of Chartered Accountants and Asset Managers who will provide expert advice on all aspects of finance, taxation and trusts including the establishment of UK based or Offshore Companies. We can also help you find suitable insurers, international movers, employment agencies and schools. We will be happy to consult with you at your offices, hotel or at our associate office in South Africa.

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Brendan Beder

Brendan, after completing his BA. and LL.B Degrees in Johannesburg, worked in a law practice for over four years, lectured in Commercial Law for a period of 2 years and worked as a Judge's Clerk for one of South Africa's leading judges. He then travelled to London where he obtained a Master of Laws Degree at the University of London (UCL). He specialised in Immigration and Nationality Law and is currently one of only a limited number of individuals who holds this qualification. He also worked in a London law practice where he specialised in UK Immigration Law.  Brendan established Beder-Harrison & Co in 1992. He has been an active member of the International Bar Association and has been a member of the Immigration Law Practitioners' Association since 1991. He writes extensively on Immigration issues and frequently provides seminars and speaks at international conferences. He has practised almost exclusively in the field of UK Immigration and Nationality Law for well over 20 years including the period since 1992 as Founder/Director of Beder-Harrison & Co.  Brendan has for several years trained and lectured Solicitors, Barristers and HR Directors in the subject of UK Immigration Law. 

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Denise Furman

Denise worked within the Immigration Department of the South African High Commission, Trafalgar Square London from 1976 to 2003, in the capacity of Immigration Clerk and Senior Consular Clerk dealing with all the types of Immigration, visa and work permit applications at senior level. Her post required her to interview the public and provide specialised training to all new members of staff.

After leaving the South African High Commission she worked as an Office Manager being involved in all areas of management, senior administration and specialist training. She went on to work within a large UK Law Firm, Mishcon de Reya, as a Legal Assistant. In this capacity she was involved in all aspects of Further Leave to Remain applications as well as matters relating to the Work Permit Scheme under the UK Immigration Rules.

She joined Beder-Harrison & Co in August 2006 and has dealt with all issues relating to UK Immigration Law since such time. She brings a wealth of experience to the firm and is highly valued by her colleagues and clients alike.