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Stethoscope

By Teni Shahiean, of OTS Solicitors

The NHS is facing a staffing crisis.  Following the EU referendum in 2016, fewer EEA nationals are coming to the UK to fill critical positions in Britain’s hospitals and GP surgeries.

Tuesday, 20 February, 2018


From all the Solicitors and teams at OTS Solicitors, we welcome everyone into the Chinese New Year, the Year of the Dog!

Friday, 16 February, 2018
Judge Gavel

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.

Thursday, 15 February, 2018
Brexit Puzzle

Having EU Citizenship is highly valuable.  That is why Tier 1 Investor Visa applicants and Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa holders are so focused on obtaining settlement in the UK by instructing the best immigration solicitors in London.  At present, not only does

Wednesday, 14 February, 2018
Director

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, South East Asia, Russia and the Middle East.

Tuesday, 13 February, 2018
EU GDPR

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.

Wednesday, 07 February, 2018
British Flag

An immigration white paper outlining Britain’s proposed post-Brexit immigration system will not be released until after the transition deal is completed.

Tuesday, 06 February, 2018
Brexit

Any doubts Theresa May had softened her attitude towards EEA migrants was well and truly debunked earlier this week when she stated EU citizens who arrive during the post-Brexit transition period must not have the same rights as those who came before Britain left the bloc.

Friday, 02 February, 2018
#MeToo

If you are experiencing domestic abuse, please contact https://www.refuge.org.uk/ or, if you are in immediate danger, please call 999.

Thursday, 01 February, 2018
Selection of pills

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, South East Asia, Russia and the Middle East.

Tuesday, 30 January, 2018
Timer running out

If you entered the UK on the Tier 1 General Visa, you have until 6th April 2018 to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR).  If you do not make submit your application for settlement before this date your right to settlement will be taken away, regardless of your circumstances.

Tuesday, 30 January, 2018
20 Fenchurch Street

Wealthy individuals from outside Europe looking to obtain British Citizenship will find a very attractive route in the Tier 1 Investor Visa.  The more money invested, the quicker the route to settlement*.  London has always attracted high-net-worth people who seek the best immigrat

Friday, 26 January, 2018
Pregnant woman

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.

Thursday, 25 January, 2018
Immigration bail

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, South East Asia, Russia and the Middle East.

Monday, 22 January, 2018

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Thursday, 18 January, 2018
Working

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, South East Asia, Russia and the Middle East.

Wednesday, 17 January, 2018
Deadline For Renewing COS Allocations Looming

The deadline for renewing unrestricted Certificate of Sponsorship (COS) allocations is 6th April 2018 – don’t delay on meeting this important deadline.

Monday, 15 January, 2018
India Flag

Britain and India have a long, complex relationship. Indians are the largest group of non-EU nationals who migrate to the UK.

The UK's Office for National Statistics (ONS) reported that 305,000 people born in India are estimated to have moved to the UK between July 2016 and June 2017, making India the most common migrant nationality in the country after EU countries of Poland, Romania and the Republic of Ireland. 

Monday, 15 January, 2018
Immigration Law

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, South East Asia, Russia and the Middle East.

Tuesday, 09 January, 2018

Location: City of London offices [Fleet Street/Chancery Lane]

Salary: Competitive and Bonus Package 

Type: Full-time

The firm:

Saturday, 06 January, 2018
Business building

R (Sri Prathinik Consulting Limited) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] EWHC 3204 (Admin)

Friday, 05 January, 2018
Lady Justice

By Oshin Shahiean and Hans Sok Appadu, of OTS Solicitors

Tuesday, 02 January, 2018
Divorce

If you want to move countries with your children after a divorce, it is not as simple as just jumping on a plane and waving goodbye to your old life.  Regardless of your reasons for wanting to relocate with your children after a divorce, your ex-spouse may be able to prevent you from moving.

Friday, 29 December, 2017
Man being picked from the bunch

If you have successfully acquired a UK Sponsor Licence and are looking to recruit workers from overseas in 2018, you need to understand that the Resident Labour Market Test (RLMT) is an imperative part of UK Sponsor Licence holder’s duties.  When recruiting talent from outside the

Friday, 29 December, 2017
Two men shaking hands

As the New Year looms, many business owners will be thinking about their staffing levels and how to ensure they have the talent needed to meet their 2018 business objectives.  If you already have a Tier 2 or 5 Sponsor Licence, this article will tell you all you need to know about applying for and issuing Certificates of Sponsorship (CoS). 

Wednesday, 27 December, 2017
British Citizenship stamp

R (Hysaj & Ors) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] UKSC 82

Friday, 22 December, 2017
Padlock with EU Flag to signify GDPR

Anyone in business in the UK who collects or processes data from European Union citizens needs to be aware of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) which come into force on 25th May 2018.

Wednesday, 20 December, 2017
Homeless person

R (Gureckis) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] EWHC 3298 (Admin)

On Thursday, the High Court dealt a blow to the UK Governments stealthy plan to create a hostile environment for EU citizens in Britain.

The court ruled the controversial policy of deporting homeless EU nationals is unlawful and ordered the Home Office to stop the practice immediately.

Monday, 18 December, 2017
EU flag missing star

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, South East Asia, Russia and the Middle East.

Wednesday, 13 December, 2017
EU flag outside the Houses of Parliament

immigration Minister, Brandon Lewis has set out how the government plans to register three million EEA nationals living in the UK who will be invited to apply for Settled Status.

The Guardian reports that Mr Lewis informed peers that the online the application process for Settled Status would go live in the second half of 2018.

Tuesday, 12 December, 2017
Immigration Law

By Paul Gulbenkian, of OTS Solicitors

The UK government has recently announced significant changes to the immigration rules, which will start coming into effect from 11th January 2018.

Monday, 11 December, 2017
Elderly man holding a stick

By Maryem Ahmed, of OTS Solicitors 

Friday, 08 December, 2017
OTS Wins AI Excellence Award For The Most Trusted Immigration Lawyers 2017

OTS Solicitors is proud to announce we have been awarded the Acquisition International (AI) Excellence Award for the Most Trusted immigration lawyers 2017.

AI is a monthly magazine dedicated to providing information to the corporate world.  It has a circulation of 108,000 people in over 170 countries and regularly attracts editorial submissions from large corporate players, including KPMG, EY, PwC and Deloitte.

Friday, 08 December, 2017
Upwards Arrows

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, South East Asia, Russia and the Middle East.

Tuesday, 05 December, 2017
Deportation

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, 01 December, 2017
Rings on a bible

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, 29 November, 2017
OTS jOBS

Practice Manager 

Salary: Competitive 
Location: City of London 
Category / Industry: Legal / immigration 
Hours: Full Time 

Tuesday, 28 November, 2017

Salary: Highly Competitive

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.

The Company will offer excellent career progression pathways, a very good salary and ongoing training, development and support.

Tuesday, 28 November, 2017
Files and documents

By Teni Shahiean, of OTS Solicitors

Tuesday, 28 November, 2017

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