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World leading expert on British citizenship

Philip Gamble is a Senior Partner and founded 1st Contact Visas, Sable Nationality and Sable Immigration, which were later incorporated into Sable International. He is widely regarded as the world’s leading expert on UK immigration and British nationality, with a particular focus on complex colonial claims.

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Early in his career, Philip trained with the UK Home Office in their Nationality Directorate, working in the front-line Immigration Casework team. After leaving the Home Office in 1992, he set up his own UK visa and nationality consultancy.

He was the founding partner of both 1st Contact visas, which focused on young working holidaymakers in the UK and their UK Immigration requirements, and Philip Gamble & Partners, which focused largely on more complex immigration cases and British nationality applications.

He is now widely recognised as the world's leading authority in UK immigration and British nationality law and the effects of decolonisation within the former British Empire and its relationship to British citizenship.

Philip has represented the industry as a whole with the Home Office After-Entry Committee and Advisory Committee of the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner. He has assisted the Home Office in formulation of their Policy Guidance and has been actively involved in individual cases that have resulted in changes in the law.

Philip presents regular British nationality seminars in East and Southern Africa. These seminars are free to attend and provide insights into how British nationality claims can arise.

Contact our citizenship team

Phone us (SA): +27 (0) 21 657 2139

Phone us (UK): +44 (0) 20 7759 7581

South Africa

Regent Square
Doncaster Road
Kenilworth 7708
Cape Town
t: +27 (0) 21 657 2120

United Kingdom

Castlewood House
77/91 New Oxford Street
t: +44 (0) 20 7759 7514


Suite 8.06
9 Yarra Street
South Yarra
Melbourne VIC 3141
t: +613 (0) 86 514 500

Hong Kong

Level 1102
The Lee Gardens
33 Hysan Avenue
Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
t: +852 3959 8681

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