With a diverse team based across the globe, Five Star’s dedicated professionals possess expertise from a multitude of international sectors. Our OISC advisers are deeply knowledgeable in all types of immigration applications.

Five Star stemmed from a need to secure skilled staff in the hospitality trade and, almost 20 years on, Teresa, Dan and our dedicated team have elevated it to stand among the premier immigration firms in the country.

Teresa Saksida Director

Teresa, one of the founders of our business, brings a wealth of practical business expertise spanning various domains such as marketing, sales, finance, recruitment, staffing and new business ventures. Included in this is over 20 years of hands-on experience in the Immigration and Overseas Recruitment Field, her insights are invaluable.

Having previously served as a financial director in a major company, Teresa assumed the challenge of addressing a persistent staff shortage issue. She successfully resolved this problem by recruiting skilled chefs from abroad through work permits. During her recruitment trips abroad, she recognised an opportunity to bridge a skills gap within the UK. This realisation led her to establish Five Star alongside her brother, Dan Doherty.

Teresa specialises in sponsorship management, encompassing activities like Sponsor Licence applications, challenging refusals, conducting audits to ensure compliance with duties and responsibilities and the implementation of tailored HR systems for this purpose. Her profound knowledge extends not only to the hospitality industry but also to the staffing hurdles faced by various sectors across the UK. Additionally, she possesses a comprehensive understanding of crucial immigration processes and procedures.

Teresa’s contributions have been instrumental in positively impacting the lives of numerous individuals and families who have established themselves in the UK, while also aiding businesses in their growth and pursuit of success.

Dan Doherty Director - Immigration Lawyer (OISC Adviser)

Dan, co-director of Five Star, embarked on this journey alongside his sister Teresa nearly two decades ago, contributing significantly to the firm’s current success. His career path has taken him through various industries and sectors, equipping him with a versatile and extensive skill set.

Throughout his tenure at Five Star, Dan has amassed a wealth of knowledge and practical expertise in all facets of immigration. He now leads a team of talented professionals alongside Teresa, collectively steering the company towards excellence.

Dan possesses an intricate understanding of immigration applications, visa processes and the stringent requirements set forth by the UK Home Office. He completed an intensive training program to earn his OISC registration, making him a regulated immigration advisor. This accreditation enables him to guide clients and liaise with the Home Office throughout the entire application process, offering reliable and steadfast guidance from inception to conclusion.

Notably, Dan’s dedication to his clients knows no bounds. He has been at the forefront of some of Five Star’s most remarkable success stories, including securing Visit visas after applicants faced multiple refusals and working alongside their in-house solicitor to assist solicitors and counsel in successfully addressing various Sponsor Licence issues, up to and including revocation. His commitment to delivering exceptional results is a testament to his unwavering dedication.

John Doherty Immigration Lawyer (OISC Adviser)

John, a highly experienced senior advisor at Five Star, has been an integral part of our team for an impressive thirteen years. His expertise lies in providing expert legal guidance on immigration matters to our clients, helping them navigate the intricacies of the application process, and ensuring that all necessary information and supporting documents are diligently gathered.

John’s role encompasses a wide range of visa applications, and he excels in guiding clients through the entire application journey. From the initial stages of consultation to the timely submission of applications and the ultimate acquisition of the desired visa, John’s dedication and competence shine through.

What truly distinguishes John is his exceptional mastery of complex spouse applications, with a remarkable depth of knowledge in handling the intricacies of Appendix FM within this context. His ability to navigate the complexities of this process is nothing short of remarkable, making him an invaluable resource for clients seeking to reunite with their loved ones.

Beyond his casework, John plays a pivotal role in fostering the growth and development of the Five Star team. He actively supports staff training initiatives and contributes to the internal enhancement of our business operations. His commitment to both our clients and the professional development of our team members exemplifies his dedication to our organisation’s success.

John’s thirteen-year tenure at Five Star is a testament to his unwavering commitment to excellence, making him a true asset to our team and a trusted adviser for our clients.

Perdeep Kaur Immigration Lawyer (OISC Adviser)

Having recently achieved her OISC accreditation, Perdeep has a passion for and has demonstrated dedication and commitment to the field of immigration law.

Perdeep has gained knowledge encompassing a broad spectrum of immigration applications, including Leave to Remain, Entry Clearance and Skilled Worker visas. Her role entails a meticulous approach to preparation and submission, coupled with expert consultation with clients throughout the application process. Notably, she is proficient in Punjabi and Hindi, with a strong ability to communicate effectively in Urdu.

Perdeep complemented her practical experience by pursuing formal paralegal studies at Strathclyde University, providing a solid foundation for her current role as an Immigration Lawyer.

For Perdeep, the work she does brings immense satisfaction. Her true passion lies in assisting clients and witnessing the successful outcomes of their applications, which enable individuals and families to embark on new lives in the UK. Her dedication to making a positive impact in the lives of her clients is a driving force behind her role as an Immigration Lawyer.

Margaret Doherty Accounts and Book-keeping

Meet Margaret Doherty, a valued member of our team. Margaret brings a wealth of experience and dedication to her role as Accounts Executive at Five Star International Ltd and is also a Director of our sister company, Recruitment Solvers.

Margaret has been an integral part of our journey. In addition to her professional accomplishments, she’s also the supportive force behind our director and founder, Dan Doherty. As a married couple, they form a formidable team, both at work and in life.

Margaret’s primary focus lies in managing our financial aspects with precision and care. Her commitment to excellence and her friendly demeanour make her a cherished member of our organisation.

We’re proud to have her on board!

Janice Greig Client Care Manager

Janice brings over three decades of invaluable experience acquired across a diverse range of businesses.

In her current role, Janice wears many hats, overseeing our client care protocols and managing various administrative tasks. She plays a pivotal role in proactively reaching out to our Five Star clients well in advance of their visa renewal deadlines, meticulously scheduling appointments with our immigration lawyers and ensuring a smooth follow-up process.

Janice’s commitment extends beyond initial consultations. She takes meticulous care of clients who have received quotations, ensuring they receive the necessary support and information. She goes the extra mile, verifying that they have all their questions answered and, when necessary, liaising with our immigration specialists to ensure they provide additional information or follow-ups to meet the client’s needs.

Janice’s extensive experience, coupled with her attention to detail and client-centric approach, is instrumental in enhancing the overall client experience at Five Star. Her role is integral to our commitment to providing comprehensive and attentive services to our valued clients.

Rosie Hampson Administrator

Rosie joined the Five Star team a little over a year ago, bringing a wealth of experience from her previous career as a nurse. Currently, she contributes to our team on a part-time basis.

In her role, Rosie plays a crucial part in the seamless operation of our day-to-day administrative functions. Her responsibilities include meticulously maintaining up-to-date documentation, logging essential paperwork and readily assisting with various administrative tasks as needed. Rosie’s unwavering commitment to detail and efficiency ensures that our administrative processes run smoothly.

Moreover, Rosie collaborates closely with our Office Manager, Natalie, to collectively uphold the smooth functioning of our business operations. Her contributions extend beyond her administrative duties, as she actively supports the team in various capacities.

Rupesh Shukla Senior Administrator – Sponsorship Team

Rupesh brings an impressive 20 years of diverse experience in hospitality and international logistics management. His rich professional journey includes contributions to renowned five-star hotels, top-tier restaurants and vibrant nightclubs, offering a comprehensive understanding of the hospitality industry.

Rupesh’s passion for knowledge-sharing led him to teach at a hotel management institute, imparting his wisdom to aspiring talents in the field. He initially joined our sister company, Recruitment Solvers UK, before becoming an invaluable part of the Five Star team.

Since joining Five Star in August 2023, Rupesh has been an integral asset to our organisation. He actively assists our directors in working with our clients in collating and compiling essential documents and information required from clients in the process of applying for a Sponsor Licence. Rupesh’s meticulous and organised approach ensures clients are kept well informed whilst they are in the stage of collating the documents and information required.

One of Rupesh’s standout qualities is his proficiency in Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu languages, facilitating effective communication with a diverse clientele.

With Rupesh as our Senior Administrator in the Sponsorship Team, we benefit from his wealth of experience, dedication to detail and multi-lingual capabilities. His contributions are instrumental in helping our clients navigate the complexities of sponsorship applications, ultimately advancing their business goals in the UK.

Preeti Rawat Senior Administrator

Preeti is a highly accomplished professional, having obtained her CWA qualification from the prestigious Indian Institute of Cost and Work Accountants of India. With over thirteen years of experience, she brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her role.

Preeti’s true strength lies in her exceptional ability to value her clients. By closely working with them, she ensures their needs are met promptly and effectively. Preeti takes great pride in fulfilling commitments and promises made to her clients, leaving no stone unturned to provide them with timely assistance and support.

As part of her responsibilities, Preeti plays a pivotal role in collating and validating the documents received from clients. Her meticulous approach and attention to detail allow her to perform thorough compliance checks, ensuring that all necessary requirements are met. With her extensive experience and unwavering commitment to client satisfaction, Preeti excels in her role. Her expertise and her dedication to providing exceptional service make her an invaluable asset to the team.

Navya Prabhu Office Administrator

Meet Navya, a talented professional based in Bangalore, India. Navya holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Computer Science, showcasing her strong educational foundation in the field.

Navya’s skill set combines administrative expertise with a strong grasp of IT, making her an invaluable asset to the team. She seamlessly provides support to her colleagues in the UK, ensuring smooth operations and effective collaboration. Additionally, Navya plays a crucial role in fostering and maintaining positive relationships with our global clients, contributing to a cohesive and inclusive process.

One of Navya’s standout qualities is her calm and organised approach to her work. Even in the face of a potentially frantic working environment, she maintains composure and ensures that tasks are executed efficiently and effectively. Her ability to stay focused and composed under pressure greatly contributes to the overall productivity and success of the team.

With her strong administrative skills, IT acumen, and exceptional ability to navigate global relationships, Navya brings immense value to the organisation. Her dedication and contributions significantly enhance our ability to deliver high-quality service worldwide.

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