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As a high net worth divorces go, the settlement last year between Ryan Giggs and his partner Stacey Cooke was not so unusual – other than for the fact that in respect of the financial settlement on divorce, Giggs argued that he was a stellar performer – that he made a special contribution to the finances of the marriage and was entitled to more than 50% of the marital assets.

Monday, 23 July, 2018

Ever since the EU Referendum that has led the UK down the path of Brexit, and to the point where the UK will leave the European Union, there has been much discussion amongst UK employment lawyers about what this will mean for employment law.

Monday, 23 July, 2018

London Business Immigration lawyers have noticed an increase in applications for Tier 1 Investor Visas by ultra-high net worth individuals, fuelled in part by political instability in nations such as Russia and China, and also by changes to US immigration.

Friday, 20 July, 2018

British Citizenship lawyers will be shocked to see that the 10 years between 2007 and 2017 saw a dramatic peak in instances of nullification of British Citizenship – with a massive 176 cases occurring in 2013.

Friday, 20 July, 2018

The latest ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) on the rights of extended family members looking to join an EU citizen, and the availability of appeal in the face of a refusal to grant a residence card, will be of interest to EEA immigration solicitors, and indeed to all

Thursday, 19 July, 2018

London employment law solicitors were reminded again last week just how complex the UK’s minimum wage provisions are.

Thursday, 19 July, 2018

The updated EEA regulations come into force on 24th July 2018 and EEA immigration solicitors will be pleased to see that they bring the conditions under which self-employed

Thursday, 19 July, 2018

Donald Trump and Brexit both seem to be fuelled in a large part by concern about immigration, something that has concerned the best immigration lawyers in London for some time.

Thursday, 19 July, 2018
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Tuesday, 17 July, 2018

London family solicitors have recently welcomed the decision that civil partnership is incompatible with UK human rights law because it excludes heterosexual couples. The Supreme Court recently delivered its judgment in the claim of Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan.

Tuesday, 17 July, 2018

Most UK employment lawyers will agree that while the idea of constructive dismissal is an attractive one – the reality is very difficult.

Tuesday, 17 July, 2018

By Kasia Janucik

Monday, 16 July, 2018

EEA immigration solicitors will be pleased to see that the latest version of the EEA Regulations – which come into force on 24th July 2018, will confirm that those with dual nationality with another EU member state retain the

Friday, 13 July, 2018

Last month we compared US deportation law with the equivalent UK statutes. In that article, we alluded to the UK’s more generous approach regarding arrangements to safeguard and promote the welfare of the child in the immigration and administrative removal system.

Friday, 13 July, 2018

For any UK business, making sure you have the best employment solicitors to work with is a vital part of the role of General Counsel. Employment law is a critical aspect of any company’s operation.

Thursday, 12 July, 2018

Obtaining a sole representative visa can be a big step for a company looking to establish a branch or subsidiary in the UK – as many of the best immigration solicitors in London have witnessed first-hand, a sole representative visa refusal can seriously hamper a business’s plans for expansion and growth, so it’s vital to get your sole representative visa application right.

Wednesday, 11 July, 2018

The latest news on Brexit is that the UK government will, among other things, offer a ‘mobility framework’ for EU citizens - allowing both UK and EU citizens to continue to travel across the EU to work and study, although full free movement as immigration lawyers currently know it will end.

Wednesday, 11 July, 2018

Calculating holiday pay is one of the more complex aspects of being an employer. Many UK employment lawyers will have advised on the different scenarios that arise – and the question of whether voluntary overtime should be included in the calculation for holiday pay has now been considered by the employment Appeal Tribunal.

Tuesday, 10 July, 2018

If your Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa has been refused, you have the option to apply for administrative review of the visa refusal decision. Administrative review is a way of challenging a refusal of a Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa under the points-based system.

Monday, 09 July, 2018

If your permission to stay in the UK is based on your relationship with someone else – a British citizen or someone who has permission to be in the UK because of the visa that they hold, if that relationship comes to an end, you may no longer have permission to be in the UK.

Friday, 06 July, 2018

Many people ask our employment claim solicitors how does the Employment Tribunal work, and whether the Employment Tribunal is fair.

Thursday, 05 July, 2018

One of the latest whistleblowing cases to hit the headlines, and one which the best employment lawyers will be keeping a close eye on, is a challenge based on beliefs.  Our UK employment lawyers take a look at the whistleblowing legislation and this case, in which the vegan claimant argues that his philosophical belief in ethical veganism should be protected under the Equality Act.

Thursday, 05 July, 2018

As many of the best employment lawyers in London will confirm, providing a reference for an employee has become something of an onerous task.

Wednesday, 04 July, 2018

While may in the UK have been shocked at stories of the Trump administration’s separation of migrant children from their parents as they cross into the USA, immigration solicitors in London and those involved in immigration bail applications will not be surprised by the latest reports that the British government is itself responsible

Tuesday, 03 July, 2018

Many people coming to the UK with concerns about their immigration status will worry about receiving medical care from a GP if they fall ill. Our immigration lawyers regularly advise people coming to the UK about their rights, and we have recently helped a client who was having difficulty registering with a GP.

Tuesday, 03 July, 2018

Business Immigration law is a complex field – and for many companies and businesses in the UK, advice from immigration solicitors is a regular requirement.

Monday, 02 July, 2018
By Stephen Slater of OTS Solicitors
 
Monday, 02 July, 2018

As specialist immigration lawyers and UK employment lawyers, we are often asked about right to work checks and related matters, including the consequences of an employee not having the right to work and unfair dismissal.

Friday, 29 June, 2018

Here in the UK we love a bit of sunshine. In London, office workers fill the parks and green spaces taking lunch breaks far more enthusiastically than ever before, topping up tans before heading back to their desks. But what can an employer do if employees take longer than they are supposed to, or take breaks at unscheduled times.

Friday, 29 June, 2018

Stephen Slater, Senior caseworker & In-House Advocate of Legal 500 recommended immigration law firm OTS Solicitors recently took part in a discussion on controversial Talk Radio DJ James Whale’s show to discuss US immigration and deportation tactics – and the UK approach to deportation and Asylum.

Thursday, 28 June, 2018

By Teni Shahiean and Hans Sok Appadu

Thursday, 28 June, 2018
Many UK employment lawyers will welcome the decision of the Court of Appeal in this disability discrimination case, City of York Council v Grosset, which clarifies section 15 of the Equality Act. The decision looks at whether an employer must ‘know’ that an employee’s behaviour was a consequence of that employee’s disability, and that the disability was therefore in the employer’s mind at the time of the unfavourable treatment that amounts to the act of disability discrimination.
Wednesday, 27 June, 2018

Revelations that the Windrush scandal has impacted far more widely than initially publicised, affecting more than just those from the Caribbean but nationals of other Commonwealth countries, come as no surprise to Legal 500 recommended immigration firm OTS Solicitors.

Wednesday, 27 June, 2018

By Stephen Slater of OTS Solicitors

Tuesday, 26 June, 2018

On Friday 22nd June, the Home Secretary Sajid Javid announced more details on the scheme that will allow EU citizens to obtain settled status in the UK post-Brexit.

Tuesday, 26 June, 2018

Following the release of more details of the UK Government’s scheme for a streamlined application process to grant EU citizens in the UK settled status to safeguard their position following the UK’s departure from the EU, our EEA immigration solicitors here at OTS Solicitors take a look at the post-

Monday, 25 June, 2018
The first Gender Pay Gap reporting period closed at midnight on 4th April 2018. As the deadline closed, with over half those submitting data doing so at the last minute, none of the top UK employment lawyers were expecting to be surprised by the results – anticipating that they would reveal what individual equal pay claims and news stories such as the scandal of the BBC’s own gender pay gap have long suggested.
Friday, 22 June, 2018
With the World Cup in full swing, OTS Solicitors were delighted to be invited to attend the Russian Chambers of Commerce World Cup social on the 19th June at the Intercontinental Hotel London Park Lane. Not only did the evening provide a great opportunity for us to meet new people and develop connections, we were able to join with others to celebrate Russia’s great 3:1 win over Egypt!
 
Optimism within the Russian business community
 
Friday, 22 June, 2018
Workers’ rights have been in the news recently in connection with the ‘gig economy’ litigation involving Uber, Deliveroo, Pimlico Plumbers, Addison Lee and a host of other businesses whose model is to provide a digital platform to connect service providers – be they a taxi driver, a take away courier or a plumber – with their end customer.
Friday, 22 June, 2018

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