A settlement agreement is an agreed document that is often used by employers to terminate an employee’s Employment in a controlled manner. If you find yourself being offered a settlement agreement, you may experience many different emotions. After your initial response has worn off, you need to act swiftly but thoughtfully to make sure you achieve the best result.
Applying for a UK visa can be complicated – and this is certainly the case if you are considering a spouse visa application. It’s made all the more difficult because both practically and emotionally, so much depends on getting a spouse visa. If you are living apart from your partner everything is more difficult. It’s even more so if you have children who are living with one or other of you.
OTS Solicitors are delighted to announce that they have been awarded business immigration Law Firm 2018 in Corporate Insider’s annual Business Excellence Awards.
divorce is an incredibly stressful process for everyone involved, particularly if you have children. All good Family Solicitors recognise this. If your wider family live abroad, it may be important for you to visit them so that your children can meet relatives and experience first-hand the culture and traditions that are important to you.
One of the key issues for the UK economy in recent years has been the rise of the gig economy – and now, its apparent erosion.
The Russian billionaire owner of Chelsea Football Club, Roman Abramovich, is facing a delay in respect of his visa renewal, amid claims that he may have to reveal the source (or sources) of his wealth before he can enter the UK on a new Tier 1 visa.
Review of the funds of Russian Tier 1 visa holders
Half term is nearly here – and then the long, summer school holidays. If you are separated from your children’s other parent, negotiating contact can be stressful and upsetting. Without the routine of school and regular weekly activities, trying to satisfy both parents’ competing wishes for time with their children can be fraught with difficulty. Equally, it can be difficult if one parent is less willing to step up to their parenting responsibilities, but the other has work or other commitments to take into account.
If you are living apart from your husband or wife, in different countries, it can be very stressful. Alongside a raft of conditions that you must satisfy to be able to apply for a spouse visa to come to the UK, you will also have to satisfy the income requirements to obtain this form of visa.
Last year, our employment law solicitors in London reported on the scrapping of the Employment Tribunal fees.
During the initial disclosures made by the then Home Secretary Amber Rudd as the Windrush scandal broke, it was asserted that there was nothing to suggest that any members of the Windrush generation had been wrongly removed from the UK. Evidently, things have moved on, and the new Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, has reported provisional figures to the Home Affairs Select Committee suggesting that at least 63 people with the right to be in the UK as part of the Windrush generation may have been wrongly removed from the UK.
With the press full of the wedding of Prince Harry to American Meghan Markle, and news that she will apply for British Citizenship, other couples in transnational relationships must be wondering if there are lessons they can take from the relationship. In particular, whether there is some secret to coming to the UK as a fiancé, with a wedding planned (albeit not a royal wedding!).
The General Data Protection Regulation comes into force on 25th May 2018. Every business with Employees, however small, will be affected – and the penalties for non-compliance with the GDPR are significant. Our team of UK Employment Lawyers has put together a list of 10 things employers need to know about GDPR, along with some action points to help you comply.
The recent wake of media and public attention on the difficulties of Caribbean migrants caused by the hostile or “compliant” environment, purposely created by Theresa May and continued by her successor Amber Rudd has come to boiling point.
“The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.” – John F. Kennedy
By Kasia Janucik, of OTS Solicitors
By Saida Ahmed, of OTS Solicitors
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a country about to leave the EU must be in want of foreign investment.
The Court of Appeal has severely criticised the Home Office for administrative incompetence regarding the processing of immigration applications. Secretary of State for the Home Department v Said  EWCA Civ 627 involved the Home Office appealing a decision from the High Court allowing the application for judicial review in relation to da