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OTS Solicitors is highly ranked in the Legal 500 and one of the most respected, successful niche law firms in London, specialising in immigration, commercial, civil litigation, employment, and family law.  We also provide immigration consultancy and legal advice to nationals in th

Friday, 17 November, 2017
Immigration law changes

On 7th November 2017, the Court of Appeal, in Secretary of State for Work and Pensions v Gubeladze [2017] EWCA Civ 1751confirmed (again) that the extension of the Worker Registration Scheme from 1 May 2009 to 30 April 2011 was unlawful and incompatible with EU law. 

Friday, 17 November, 2017
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In the early hours of Wednesday morning, the military took control in Zimbabwe.  In a statement, Major General Sibusiso Moyo insisted that there was no military coup, however the opposition leader Tendai Biti told Sky News:

"If it flaps like a duck, waggles like a duck, then it's a duck. This is a coup, there's no question about that.”

Wednesday, 15 November, 2017
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OTS Solicitors is highly recommended in the Legal 500 for immigration and human rights law.  We have also been selected by the 2017 Global Excellence Awards as the Most Trusted in Immigration law: UK.  We provide the best legal advice to businesses and individuals throughout the UK and the Middle East.

Wednesday, 15 November, 2017
Brexit Heart

By Dr Harry Hagopian, Public International Lawyer

Article 50

1. Any Member State may decide to withdraw from the Union in accordance with its own constitutional requirements.

Tuesday, 14 November, 2017
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The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled an EU national who becomes a British citizen does not lose the right to have a non-EU spouse live with them in the UK.

The court ruled the UK Home Office was mistaken in denying a dual British-Spanish citizen the right to bring her Algerian husband with her to Britain.

Tuesday, 14 November, 2017
EU and UK flag.

This week the government has set out details of how the new Settled Status scheme for EU nationals and their families will operate once Britain formally leaves the EU in 2019.

Friday, 10 November, 2017
Two rings in front of a gavel.

If you are in immediate danger, please call 999.  You can also call the National Domestic Violence 24-hour helpline on freephone 0808 2000 247.

Thursday, 09 November, 2017
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OTS Solicitors is highly ranked in the Legal 500 and one of the most respected, successful niche law firms in London, specialising in immigration, commercial, civil litigation, employment, and family law.  We also provide immigration consultancy and legal advice to nationals in th

Wednesday, 08 November, 2017
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Officials in Saudi Arabia have arrested dozens of high-ranking officials, including a billionaire prince who owns the Savoy Hotel in London in an anti-corruption clampdown that fortifies Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's power-base.

According to Reuters, those detained include:

Tuesday, 07 November, 2017
Book titled Immigration Law

By Teni Shahiean, of OTS Solicitors

Monday, 06 November, 2017
Visa

OTS Solicitors has been highly recommended in the Legal 500 for immigration and human rights.  We are considered one of the best immigration law firms in London and work with commercial and private clients across the UK, Dubai, and UAE.

Friday, 03 November, 2017
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OTS Solicitors is highly recommended in the Legal 500 for immigration and human rights law.  We have also been selected by the 2017 Global Excellence Awards as the Most Trusted in Immigration law: UK.  We provide the best legal advice to businesses and individuals throughout the UK and the Middle East.

Friday, 03 November, 2017
UK EU flag split

OTS Solicitors is a highly-recommended Legal 500 firm, providing expert immigration consultancy to UK and overseas businesses, including those based in the Middle East.

The Creative Industries Federation (CIF) has released a Global Talent report which highlights creative industries contribute £87 billion to the UK economy.  This is more than the automotive, oil and gas, aerospace and life sciences industries combined.

Thursday, 02 November, 2017
Successful visa application

By Teni Shahiean, of OTS Solicitors

Wednesday, 01 November, 2017
Cartoon drawing of family splitting

Kaydance Page Etchells is just two years old, but she has sparked an international manhunt and global media interest.

In May 2016, Kaydance was illegally taken out of Canada by her mother, Lauren Ann Etchells, who holds dual UK/Canadian citizenship.  The toddler was reported missing by her mother Tasha Brown, Etchells' estranged wife.

Last month, on Kaydance’s second birthday, Ms Brown spoke emotionally at a news conference, begging for information about her daughter’s whereabouts.

"Every day I wonder where you are and I wonder if you're all right," said Brown.

Thursday, 26 October, 2017

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Location: City of London

Industry: Immigration law

Hours: Full Time

*Training Contract: This may be offered to candidates subject to business needs who comply with internal criteria and have passed their Legal Practice Course.

Wednesday, 25 October, 2017
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R (on the application of Anjum) v Entry Clearance Officer, Islamabad (entrepreneur – business expansion – fairness generally) [2017] UKUT 00406 (IAC)

Wednesday, 25 October, 2017
r Lusine Navasardyan at an event organised by the British Romanian Chamber of Commerce

OTS European lawyer and business immigration specialist, Dr Lusine Navasardyan spoke at an event organised by the British Romanian Chamber of Commerce last week.  She gave insight to the audience on the impact Brexit may have on Romanian businesses in the UK.  

Monday, 16 October, 2017
Family adoption law

Angelina Jolie, Meg Ryan, Madonna – celebrities make adopting a child from an overseas country look easy.  However, they, like everyone else considering an inter-country adoption, would have endured the long and strictly defined suitability process required to adopt a child from an overseas territory.

Monday, 16 October, 2017

Many people are left devastated by visit visa refusals.  But few applicants are aware the Home Office may withdraw their decision to refuse to grant leave to enter the country following the receipt of a pre-action protocol letter from a top London Immigration law firm. 

Friday, 13 October, 2017
OTS Solicitors Ranked In The Legal 500


OTS Solicitors is proud to announce it has been ranked in the Legal 500.


It is almost unprecedented that a firm established only two and half years ago has made it into this prestigious publication.

Thursday, 12 October, 2017
Iranian national visa seminar

Last week, OTS Managing Partner, Mr Oshin Shahiean and European Lawyer, Dr Lusine Navasardyan attended a seminar arranged by the Law Society of England and Wales entitled, Exploring Iran.  The event featured several prominent speakers including:

Monday, 09 October, 2017
Graduates throwing their caps in the air

We are now well into October. Freshers Week is over and the days are getting shorter and the coursework more intense.  International students, who make an enormous contribution to British society and the economy will now be well-settled into their colleges or halls of residence and getting to grips with studying in a foreign country.

Friday, 06 October, 2017
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human rights groups and some of London’s best immigration lawyers are alarmed at the death of a Jamaican national at Morton Hall immigration removal centre in Lincoln on 3rd October 2017.

It is the third such death in less than a month.

An investigation has been launched into the tragedy.

Friday, 06 October, 2017
monarch airline

By Oshin Shahiean, of OTS Solicitors

After months of speculation, Monarch Airlines was put into administration yesterday.  Blair Nimmo, Partner at KPMG and Joint Administrator at Monarch Airlines Limited stated:

Tuesday, 03 October, 2017
Picture of a couple and two children with a tear in the middle of the image.

By Oshin Shahiean, of OTS Solicitors

The decision to divorce is hard for anyone.  However, if one party to the marriage resides in the UK on a Spouse or Civil Partnership Visa, the demise of a relationship can also mean having to leave the country permanently.

Monday, 02 October, 2017
Immigration Law Book

In January 2018, over 70,000 bank accounts will be checked and could be closed or frozen, in the British government’s latest attempt to crack down on illegal migrants.

The new policy to freeze migrant bank accounts is part of the immigration Act 2016, a piece of legislation dedicated in part to creating an extremely hostile environment for overstayers in the UK.

Wednesday, 27 September, 2017
Brexit and the EU mapping out the future

Many who have a deep interest in Brexit and how it happened have read Tim Shipman’s book All Out War.  As political editor of the Sunday Times, Mr Shipman understands the dark and dastardly behind-the-scenes workings of British politics, which even the best immigration Solicitors would struggle to contemplate outside of Michael Dobb’s

Tuesday, 26 September, 2017

British Prime Minister Theresa May’s much anticipated speech, designed to break the Brexit negotiations deadlock, has finally been delivered in Florence this afternoon. 

Monday, 25 September, 2017
Bank accounts to be checked by banks

From January 2018, banks and building societies will be required to carry out checks on account holders to check they are legally allowed to be in the UK.

Over 70 million current accounts will be checked.

The Guardian stated this will be the “biggest extension of Theresa May’s plans to create a hostile environment for illegal immigrants in Britain.

Friday, 22 September, 2017
Business Man Applying for Tier 2 General Visa

Thousands of people dream of coming to the UK to work.  As one of London’s top immigration lawyers, we work with some of the world’s best talent in multiple fields, helping them obtain the right visa for their needs.  Whether you are a top tech talent looking to gain experience in London’s Silicon Roundabout or a Antipodean who is not ready to go back home and settle down, a Tier 2 (General) Visa provides ent

Tuesday, 19 September, 2017
Immigration Law Book

British curry houses are a well-loved institution.  But last week, owners reported to The Guardian that they are being unfairly targeted in immigration raids conducted by the Home Office, designed to apprehend illegal workers.

Monday, 18 September, 2017
family law gavel and pre nuptial agreement files

Starting a new relationship can be an exciting time and you probably don’t want to think about what might happen if things go wrong in the future. You do however want to be practical and plan for all eventualities, to reduce potential future uncertainties and distress should your relationship break down.

Friday, 15 September, 2017
Business Man Working Under Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa

One of the main requirements for a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa under the UK immigration rules relates to the investment funds required for which there are two separate categories.

Friday, 15 September, 2017
Legalities surrounding buying property as a unmarried couple

It is now common for people to buy property together outside of marriage. Often, to help fund a purchase, one or both parties to the relationship will receive financial support from their parents. If a married couple splits up, the separation of their assets and finances would be dealt with by divorce proceedings.

Thursday, 14 September, 2017

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