immigration solicitors have been in the news for all the wrong reasons lately. Why?
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
Our primary concern at OTS Solicitors is ensuring that, as top immigration solicitors, we deliver successful outcomes to our clients. However, we consider that as immigration lawyers, particularly in today’s political climate, we have a vital role in providing accurate analysis and comment on immigration law in the UK today.
The global refugee crisis is never far from the news these days and continues to be used as a political football – particularly in the UK where Brexit seems to have exacerbated the debate.
By Vishal Makol of OTS Solicitors
Onwuje v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWCA Civ 331
In a recent case, the Court of Appeal held that running a business may amount to private life under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
Business migrants in the UK can now work with their Immigration solicitor to make the best use of this new ruling.
It is with great anticipation and pleasure that we can let you know that due to our rapid growth and expansion we have now taken further offices in Chancery Lane. Please note that from the 12th of March 2018 we will see all of our clients at our new offices located at 25 Southampton Buildings WC2A 1AL.
Your loyal business and support is one of the main reasons why we have grown so rapidly over the years. We look forward to seeing you at our new address.
Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have concerning the new location or our services.
From all the Solicitors and teams at OTS Solicitors, we welcome everyone into the Chinese New Year, the Year of the Dog!
A 40-year-old victim of modern slavery has been granted Leave to Remain in the UK by the Court of Appeal. This could lead to more victims being granted the right to remain in the UK.
Lord Justice Hickinbottom, Lord Justice Singh, and Lord Justice Patten concluded the Home Office’s decision to remove the victim (who cannot be named) was a breach of the government's obligations under the Council of Europe's Convention on Human Trafficking.
By Oshin Shahiean, of OTS Solicitors
An op-ed piece in the Guardian newspaper this morning by Claude Moraes, a Labour MEP representing London, and a Chair of the European parliament’s civil liberties, justice and home affairs committee has raised concerns that the Government may use the General Data Protection Act (GDPR) to create an even more ‘hostile environment’ for migrants.
If you are experiencing domestic abuse, please contact https://www.refuge.org.uk/ or, if you are in immediate danger, please call 999.
By Oshin Shahiean and Hans Sok Appadu, of OTS Solicitors
By Teni Shahiean, of OTS Solicitors
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.
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.
The recent case of AM (Afghanistan) v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWCA Civ 1123, provided the Court of Appeal with the opportunity to set out guidance on the general approach to be adopted in law and practice by the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) where Asylum
An increasing number of foreign nationals are being subjected to deportation orders. Our top London immigration solicitors can provide you with the best and most up-to-date advice and representation if you find yourself being ordered to leave the UK by the Home Office.
What is a deportation order?
By Oshin Shahiean, of OTS Solicitors
The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, sometimes referred to as the Great Repeal Bill, was published earlier this week. This is an extraordinary document which affects almost every area of law in the UK and touches most aspects of our everyday lives.
Yesterday, the Supreme Court gave their ruling on R (on the application of Kiarie) v Secretary of State for the Home Department and R (on the application of Byndloss) v Secretary of State for the Home Department  UKSC 42. The learned judges unanimously allowed the appeal of Mr Kiarie and Mr Byndloss, quashing the certificates issued by the Home Secretary under section 94B of the Nationality, Immigration and
The UK has been hit hard with terrorist attacks over the last three months. First Westminster Bridge, the Manchester Arena and most recently London Bridge. All in all, 35 people have tragically lost their lives, and many hundreds have been injured.
Following the latest attack on London Bridge, Prime Minister Theresa May stated she would change Human Rights laws to defeat terrorists if her government is elected on 8th June.
The UK election is less than a week away, and as expected, Immigration is a key issue in the main parties’ manifestos.
Art 17(2) of Dublin III and challenge of discretion on public law grounds
R (MA) v SSHD  UKUT (Unreported) (12th April 2017)
On 12th April 2017 the Upper Tribunal Judge Reeds handed down her judgment on R (MA) v SSHD  UKUT (Unreported), a case concerning a failure on part of the Secretary of State to exercise discretion and accept responsibility for assessing MA’s claim and whether such failure can be challenged on public law grounds.
Article 8 of the ECHR is a key provision in UK immigration law and one that the best solicitors are familiar with. Because appeals are no longer available for most points-based system Immigration applications, appealing under Article 8’s right to private and family life has become one of the only avenues available to achieve a success result in many
Home Secretary, Amber Rudd has announced that the child refugee scheme (known as the Dubs scheme), in which the Government pledged to accept 3,000 unaccompanied child refugees is to close early, despite only admitting 350 children.
The announcement was sneaked out yesterday during the Brexit Bill debate, no doubt in the hope that it would be missed and escape scrutiny.
For refugees who have found the courage to leave their home and everything they have known because of the dangers they face in their native nation, achieving Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) in a safe, prosperous country such as Britain is a dream come true. However, as the best immigration solicitors will tell you,
David Davies, Conservative MP and Chairman of the House of Commons Welsh Affairs Select Committee has created an uproar by suggesting child migrants coming to the UK from Calais should have their teeth checked to confirm their ages.
Speaking yesterday, Mr Davies said dental checks or hand X-rays to check bone density should be used to check ages and stop Britain’s hospitality being abused.
Senior leaders from Jewish, Christian and Muslim faiths have signed a letter urging Prime Minister, Theresa May to allow nearly 400 refugee children Asylum in UK before the "Jungle" migrant camp near Calais is demolished.
Meanwhile, a Red Cross report - No Place for Children - has said lone children with family in the UK are being left to fend for themselves because of bureaucracy.
Refugee law has been heavily on the political agenda this week, both here in the UK and internationally.
Despite fierce opposition, the UK government is set to press ahead with Immigration court fee increases, some of which top 500%. This is despite the fact that a recent consultation on the proposed new fees saw 143 out of 147 responders oppose the move.
Our client, KK, a national of Lebanon arrived to the UK in 2007 with his wife and two young children. He came as a work permit holder. During his stay in the UK, the employer became insolvent and the business was continued under different company. Our client was not correctly advised at the time of his obligations to inform the Home Office of his change of employer and carried on with his activities.
By Nagesh Jain & Oshin Shahiean of OTS Solicitors
Britain and India have a unique relationship, based on centuries of history, an admiration of each other’s culture, and mutual economic benefits.