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Caroline Nokes recently told members of parliament that employers will have to check their EU employee’s eligibility to work in the UK in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Friday, 09 November, 2018

To what extent should a parent’s behaviour have an impact on whether or not a child is deported from the UK or faces a future in the UK without a parent? This was one of the questions considered by judges in the Supreme Court hearing the Immigration Law case of KO (Nigeria) and others v Secretary of State for the Home Department.  

Wednesday, 07 November, 2018

Top London immigration solicitors may speculate why the 5 November was chosen by Home Office officials to launch the new UKVI immigration application process. Maybe it is not an auspicious date given the potential for fireworks and complaints about the new application procedures.

Wednesday, 07 November, 2018

As the best immigration lawyers in London know, Immigration Law and employment law do not always sit easily together.

Tuesday, 30 October, 2018

For most would be parents the laws on adoption are a minefield of confusing rules and regulations. Adoptive parents can feel overwhelmed by the emotional drain of the adoption process. The proceedings can feel even more challenging when parents are also having to get to grips with issues surrounding foreign or intercountry adoption and the immigration and nationality status of their adopted child. 

Monday, 29 October, 2018

As top London family solicitors we often receive phone calls asking ‘will I get interim maintenance’. It is rare for the family law and divorce team at OTS Solicitors to be able to give an immediate straight yes or no answer.

Friday, 26 October, 2018

When people decide to set up their own company they often do not appreciate the vast array of roles they will end up undertaking in the early days of their business enterprise; from ordering the stationary , sorting out routine repairs and trying to cover  the company’s marketing , technology and human resource requirements.

Tuesday, 23 October, 2018

As every UK employment lawyer knows, the validity of most Employment Tribunal claims is dependant on the claimant complying with clear and strict time limits. In most cases, this is 3 months from the behaviour of the employer (or the latest incident of the particular behaviour).

Wednesday, 17 October, 2018


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Monday, 15 October, 2018
The immigration (Health Charge) (Amendment) Order 2018 amends the immigration (Health Charge) Order 2015 (S.I. 2015/792).
 
Friday, 12 October, 2018

While none of the best employment lawyers in London would ever suggest or sanction the provision of false references by a prospective job applicant, one has to have a certain amount of admiration (whether misplaced or otherwise) for the would-be Captain of a commercial freight airline who gave false references, effectively asking his prospective employer to contact Jabba the Hutt to verify his experience.

Thursday, 11 October, 2018

Since 2004, same sex couples have been able to obtain recognition and legal protections in respect of their relationship through civil partnership, and there can’t be many good family solicitors and London top divorce lawyers who have not advised on a civil partnership. But is it a real alternative to marriage?

Wednesday, 10 October, 2018

Although Brexit is fast approaching, top employment solicitors remain only too aware of the need to pay attention to decisions of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU).

Wednesday, 10 October, 2018
Whether you’re a leaver or remainer, one thing is very clear – post-Brexit, the immigration regime is going to look very different, and London immigration solicitors – and particularly
Wednesday, 10 October, 2018

The Court of Appeal has recently delivered something of a landmark judgment, of interest to all immigration lawyers concerning the detention of Asylum seekers under the Dublin III regulations, and could lead to the payment of damages to many more who have experienced false imprisonment by the UK immigration

Tuesday, 09 October, 2018

The legal process involved in splitting up can take some people by surprise, and it often takes advice from divorce solicitors in London to bring home what’s involved.

Friday, 05 October, 2018

TUPE – the Transfer of Undertaking (Protection of employment) Regulations – the nemesis of many UK employment lawyers and HR practitioners – makes it clear that in the case where the regulations apply, and an employee is transferred to a new employer, there should be no changes to the contract in connection with the transfer.

Friday, 05 October, 2018

The Conservative Party conference has been about more than Brexit, and London employment solicitors were interested to see the announcement that legislation is to be introduced relating to tips – more specifically to make sure that tips left for workers in bars, restaurants and other establishment

Friday, 05 October, 2018

redundancy is a word that’s never far from conversations, particularly when a UK employment lawyer is on hand, in these uncertain times fuelled by Brexit and the concerns over the economy when the U

Friday, 05 October, 2018

Applying for settlement – also called Indefinite Leave to Remain – in the UK is not as simple as having lived here for a number of years, as experienced British Citizenship lawyers will explain.

Friday, 05 October, 2018

It has come to our attention that London immigration solicitors Lupins immigration, also known as Lawrence Lupin Solicitors, has ceased trading.

Friday, 05 October, 2018

Alternative dispute resolution comes in a number of forms, endorsed by Resolution, the campaign group that promotes good practice in family law and which is supported by many of the best family solicitors. But what is alternative dispute resolution?

Wednesday, 03 October, 2018

Theresa May has outlined her plans for post-Brexit immigration policy in the UK, and as many immigration solicitors in London feared, it will end preferential treatment for EU workers, and create a system of

Wednesday, 03 October, 2018

Obtaining your UK visa to come and live, study or work in the UK, with or without the input of a Legal 500 immigration solicitor, is a real achievement – but what happens if your situation changes?

Monday, 01 October, 2018

After some time in the UK, it’s common for some people to consult a British Citizenship lawyer with a view to obtaining naturalisation as a British citizen.

Monday, 01 October, 2018

OTS Solicitors are delighted to announce that Teni Shahiean, co-founder and recommended Legal 500 lawyer, will be taking part in a panel discussion on equality in the legal industry at the Royal courts of Justice. The event will feature a number of inspirational women lawyers and OTS are proud to be involved. 

Monday, 01 October, 2018

Protection against victimisation is a key component of the Equality Act 2010. As UK employment lawyers will explain, it offers protection to an employee who ‘does a protected act’. The term protected act will be familiar to top employment solicitors and covers bringing a claim or making a complaint about discrimination or supporting a colleague in doing so.

Friday, 28 September, 2018

You’ve experienced poor treatment at work – and understandably want advice and support from the best employment lawyer you can find, but for many people, this comes at a cost.

Friday, 28 September, 2018

The whistleblowing legislation, which protects employees from unfair dismissal and victimisation by their employers for making protected disclosures, is regularly the subject of litigation, as top London employment lawyers will know.

Friday, 28 September, 2018

Alongside the codification of provisions against discrimination on grounds of race, sex and disability, the Equality Act 2010 clarified that discrimination on grounds of age was also unlawful, but top employment lawyers in London and employment claim solicitors generally will often point to age discrimination being prioritised less than discrimination based on other protected characteristics.

Thursday, 27 September, 2018

One of the aspects of divorce that London top divorce lawyers are only too familiar with is the ongoing need to comply with the various orders of the court.

Thursday, 27 September, 2018

Many family law cases involving children, where, and with whom they should live are troubling, but even the most experienced and best family solicitors in London have been taken aback by the extreme set of facts around the child abduction case of Ford v Halil.

Thursday, 27 September, 2018

The cost of applying for a visa to live or work in the UK can be almost prohibitively expensive for many – as any UK immigration lawyer will tell you – and there does not appear to be any indication that immigration and visa fees are likely to reduce in the coming months especially with

Wednesday, 26 September, 2018

There’s very little ‘good news’ for gig economy businesses such as the taxi operators including Uber who have already been hit hard by Employment Tribunal decisions and are now facing calls for more stringent checks ad licensing conditions in a report published by a Department of Transport Working Group.

Wednesday, 26 September, 2018

A visit visa is available to someone who wants to come to the UK for less than 6 months and for many with relatives and friends in the UK, it’s a vital mechanism to allow family relationships to be maintained when people live in different places, either because they choose to do so or because, as London immigration appeal lawyers are only too aware, they cannot satisfy the UK’s stringent rules on family settlement.

Wednesday, 26 September, 2018

The UK’s family visa covers a number of different visa routes, familiar to the best immigration solicitors in London, including the UK fiancé visa and UK spouse visa.

Tuesday, 25 September, 2018

A recent disability discrimination case has reiterated to all employment claim solicitors and anyone considering a claim under the Equality Act 2010 based on disability discrimination, that it is for the employee to prove that the disability in question has a long term and substantial adverse impact on his or her ability to carry out day to day activities.

Tuesday, 25 September, 2018

As most experienced EEA immigration solicitors are aware, immigration rules relating to EU citizens are more generous than the UK’s domestic immigration rules.

Tuesday, 25 September, 2018

Understanding whether an employee has resigned or has been dismissed is something that any UK employment lawyer will want to know whether acting for an employer or employee in a case where employment has come to an end. An employee who has been dismissed has the option of bringing a claim for unfair dismissal.

Monday, 24 September, 2018

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