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UK Innovator visa scheme replaces the entrepreneur visa and creates new business visa options.
 
Tuesday, 19 March, 2019

Not only politicians and business owners are preparing for Brexit.

Monday, 11 March, 2019
By Teni Shahiean, CEO at OTS Solicitors and Oshin Shahiean, Managing Partner at OTS Solicitors  
 
Friday, 08 March, 2019

By Oshin Shahiean, managing partner at OTS Solicitors 

Thursday, 07 March, 2019

By Oshin Shahiean, managing partner at OTS Solicitors 

It sometimes feels as if we are being bombarded by news on Brexit with hourly updates on the prospects of there being a deal or no-deal exit from the EU.

Friday, 01 March, 2019
By Oshin Shahiean, managing partner at OTS Solicitors   
 
Wednesday, 27 February, 2019

We have written about Right to Work checks before, but as Immigration Solicitors in London with top employment solicitors making up part of our team, the importance of getting right to work checks right is something that we’re very much aware of.

Friday, 22 February, 2019
By Oshin Shahiean, managing partner at OTS Solicitors 
 
As a London immigration solicitor, I am often asked the question “what happens if my visa expires?”. If your UK visa expires while you are in the UK, you are classed as an “overstayer”.
Thursday, 21 February, 2019
A Sponsorship Licence allows UK employers and education-providers to sponsor non-EEA nationals to work or study in the UK.
Thursday, 21 February, 2019
By Oshin Shahiean, managing partner at OTS Solicitors 
 
Deportation has been back in the news in recent weeks with the recommencement of “deportation flights” from the UK to Jamaica after the cessation of such flights in light of the Windrush scandal. 
 
Tuesday, 12 February, 2019
By Oshin Shahiean, managing partner at OTS Solicitors 
 
Tuesday, 12 February, 2019

In today’s uncertain economic and geo-political times, it is more important than ever for parents to take steps to secure a high standard of education and a stable future for their children. The UK remains a popular location for study, work and ultimately, settlement, and offers several options for young people moving from study and into the next stage of life.

Friday, 08 February, 2019
By Oshin Shahiean, managing partner at OTS Solicitors 
 
Thursday, 07 February, 2019
By Vishal Makol, senior solicitor at OTS Solicitors 
 
Thursday, 07 February, 2019
By Oshin Shahiean, managing partner at OTS Solicitors  
 
Monday, 04 February, 2019

By Teni Shahiean, CEO at OTS Solicitors 

Friday, 01 February, 2019

By Vishal Makol, senior solicitor at OTS Solicitors

Thursday, 31 January, 2019
By Oshin Shahiean, managing partner at OTS Solicitors 
 
Wednesday, 30 January, 2019
By Oshin Shahiean, managing partner at OTS Solicitors 
 
In a sign that the government is ramping up its preparation for a no deal exit from the European Union, the Home Office has released new policy guidance in the event the UK leaves the EU with no deal in place.
 
Wednesday, 30 January, 2019
By Oshin Shahiean, managing partner at OTS Solicitors  
 
Friday, 25 January, 2019
By Oshin Shahiean, managing partner at OTS Solicitors 
 
Finally, some good news for beleaguered EU citizens living in the UK and debating whether to apply for settled status under the EU settlement scheme. The government has scrapped the £65 fee for adults and the reduced settlement scheme fee of £32.50 for children.
Wednesday, 23 January, 2019
By Oshin Shahiean, managing partner at OTS Solicitors 
 
The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has again called for the end of settlement scheme fees for EU nationals applying for settled status in the UK.
 
Wednesday, 16 January, 2019
By Oshin Shahiean, managing partner at OTS Solicitors 
 
Tuesday, 15 January, 2019

By Jordana Adams, Divorce and Family Law solicitor at OTS Solicitors 

Thursday, 10 January, 2019

Most couples do not think twice about where they should start their Divorce proceedings. Instead, they automatically rely on their local solicitor to start Divorce proceedings in a convenient court to the solicitor’s office.

Thursday, 10 January, 2019

By Jordana Adams, solicitor at OTS Solicitors  

Nowadays, we read so much about equality that when it comes to children it is not surprising that many parents think that if they split up, their child’s time should automatically be split equally between them.

Wednesday, 09 January, 2019

By Oshin Shahiean, managing partner and solicitor at OTS Solicitors 

Wednesday, 09 January, 2019

It is one thing to expect employers and co-workers to understand the needs of a disabled employee or work colleague in a wheel chair and to make adjustments for them, but it is often much harder for work places to cater for the needs of Employees with what are nowadays classed as “invisible disabilities”.  Likewise, some Employees do not want to draw attention to t

Wednesday, 09 January, 2019

By Oshin Shahiean, managing partner at OTS Solicitors  

Sometimes, you look at a couple and think how did they get together? If you are part of the Home Office investigation team then that is all part of the daily enquiries into migrants’ relationships and marriages.

Wednesday, 09 January, 2019

The latest report, in a long series of tribunal and court cases, has held that if an applicant decides to appeal against the refusal of an EEA residence card, the appeal application does not suspend the applicant’s removal from the UK.

Tuesday, 08 January, 2019
By Jordana Adams, Divorce and children solicitor with OTS Solicitors 
 
Tuesday, 08 January, 2019

By Oshin Shahiean, managing partner at OTS Solicitors 

According to the latest available UK census figures, there were about 197,000 USA born citizens resident in the UK at the time of the census. 

Tuesday, 08 January, 2019

By Jordana Adams, solicitor at OTS Solicitors 

As a London family solicitor, I have always thought it strange that the law did not allow a single applicant to apply for a parental order after a successful surrogacy arrangement.

However, some good news. Single parents who have had a child born through surrogacy are now able to apply for a parental order in the UK. 

Monday, 07 January, 2019

By Teni Shahiean, CEO at OTS Solicitors 

From the news last week, London employment law solicitors learnt that last year the gender pay gap at Transport for London grew to 21.5 per cent. That is a reported increase of 1.8 per cent from the previous year. 

That is not great headline news for Sadiq Khan who chairs TFL.  Perhaps we should all look to Iceland for the answer on what to do about the gender pay gap. 

Monday, 07 January, 2019

By Oshin Shahiean, managing partner at OTS Solicitors 

On the 31 December, the Home Office issued updated guidance on UK Visas and immigration inviting migrant applicants to participate in DNA testing to establish biological relationships.

Friday, 04 January, 2019

In the news this week is the 88 year old secretary who was employed by a National Health Service trust until she was sacked. The employee asserts that her dismissal was down to age discrimination whereas her employer maintains that she was sacked on the grounds of culpability for the failure to add the names of patients to a database of those awaiting reconstruction surgery. 

Wednesday, 02 January, 2019

By Oshin Shahiean, managing partner at OTS Solicitors 

You suddenly realise that a deadline is looming and your visa will expire. This is usually when we get a call to ask if and how a visa can be extended.

Wednesday, 02 January, 2019

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