As reported recently by the BBC, immigration solicitors in London have recently learned that over 1,000 children entitled to British passports have had their applications for renewal refused – because of a Home Office error.
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
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.
In a recent judgment, Advocate General for Scotland v Romein  UKSC 6,  All ER (D) 44 (Feb) the Supreme Court has resolved the paradox created by the abolition of the rule that British Citizenship by descent could not be transmitted through the female line.
The paradox which has existed up until now is an example of how complex the drafting of legislation can be, and how it can often result in absurdities.
From all the Solicitors and teams at OTS Solicitors, we welcome everyone into the Chinese New Year, the Year of the Dog!
For many LGBT couples, surrogacy allows for the prospect of having a child of one’s own. Unfortunately, in certain jurisdictions, the law has not progressed fast enough to keep up with the changing nature of families and the increasing reliance on surrogacy as a method of becoming a parent.
R (Hysaj & Ors) v Secretary of State for the Home Department  UKSC 82
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 All Party Parliamentary Group on Social Integration has released its report on the integration of immigrants in the UK. The report entitled: Integration Not Demonisation, argues the current immigration debate is hindering integration and calls for urgent action to build a more cohesive society.
Yesterday afternoon, MPs voted by a margin of 522 votes to 13 to hold a snap election on 8th June 2017.
Both Labour and the Liberal Democrats supported the move.
The Fixed Term Parliament Act allows for an early election if two-thirds of the House agrees.
The reasons for the snap election
At the Conservative Party conference in October 2016, the Home Secretary, Amber Rudd made some bold statements. One of these was that EU nationals who commit even the most minor of criminal offences will be deported and banned from the UK for up to 10 years.
Oshin Shahiean, Managing Partner of OTS Solicitors is interviewed by The American magazine regarding the newly inaugurated President Trump and the challenges US Citizens living in the UK and US might face:
Voters in towns and cities with large Muslim communities where there are concerns about election fraud will have to show their passports or driving licences before casting their ballot.
The Government has announced that voters will have to produce identification to vote to reduce the risk of "endemic corruption" and protect the democratic process.
A senior civil servant in the Department of Health has said patients may have to produce two forms of ID to receive some NHS care, following revelations that the NHS has “a lot further to go” to reclaim much of the money owed for treating overseas visitors.
NHS Trusts in England are legally obliged to check whether patients are eligible for free non-emergency NHS treatment and to recover any costs from overseas patients.
Recovering costs – the facts
By Oshin Shahiean of OTS Solicitors
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.
Today’s announcement that the Leave campaign has prevailed has come as a shock to many people. Not only have the British public chosen to exit the EU, but the UK Prime Minister David Cameron has resigned.
Furthermore, a no-confidence motion has been made against Opposition leader, Jeremy Corbyn and Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has made clear that her country will launch another independence referendum following today’s referendum result.
Leading EU law expert Professor Michael Dougan’s video on the the EU debate has gone viral, and is a must-watch for everyone before they vote on Thursday. In Professor Dougan’s opinion (and he is one of the few people in the country actually qualified enough to have one) the mistakes and dishonesty perpetrated by the Leave campaign and the media are on an “industrial scale”.
By Teni Shahiean of OTS Solicitors
Over the last few weeks, I have written many articles about the dire consequences of Britain leaving the EU. However, in our weekly meeting on Monday, one of our staff piped up and said that maybe we should try and see things from the other side of the fence; after all, seeing both sides of an argument is part of a solicitor’s job.
I always take feedback well, I went back to my office and started to consider the Leave camp’s arguments.
We are always happy to receive feedback from our clients about our legal services. This is another wonderful testimonial we just received from our client Mr Pietro Recchia:
By Oshin Shahiean of OTS Solicitors
This article was first published in the The Letting Update Journal April 2016 Issue. To download a copy please see the PDF version below this article.
Ever since Peter Mayle’s “A Year in Provence” was published in 1989, British people have been inspired to leave this grey, wet island and start life again on the Continent. Fantasies of rambling cottages brought for a song; fresh markets filled with lush produce and the warm sun caressing one’s skin may not accurately convey the reality of living in France, Italy, Spain or beyond, but that has not stopped 1.26 million Britons making an EU country their home.
“Death, taxes and childbirth – there’s never a convenient time for any of them” – Scarlett O’Hara, ‘Gone with the Wind’.
The taxing of Americans living abroad can be traced back to 1861 and the American Civil War. To deter wealthy citizens fleeing the country to avoid being drafted, the Revenue Act called for duties to apply on income:
In 2015, the UK Border Agency (UKBA) granted 35,124 American citizen’s entry clearance into the UK. These figures exclude exit and transit visas, which means that those individuals came to the UK to work, study, invest in a business or join a UK-residing spouse or partner.