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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
Frequently Asked Questions – UK Visit Visas

I have been refused visit visas to the UK in the past. What are the chances of me getting a visit visa if I was to apply now?

Our Visit Visa specialists at OTS have dealt with many complicated visit visa applications, especially for those applicants whom have had previous visa applications refused. The key thing to remember when re-applying for a visit visa is to address the issues raised by UKVI in previous refusals.

Tuesday, 28 November, 2017
Immigration Law

R (on the application of AT) v Secretary of State for the Home Department

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.

Monday, 27 November, 2017

“No one wants to live in Sheffield”

Home Office officials are panicking because they are unable to recruit the huge numbers of staff required to cope with processing the three million EU nationals residing in the UK.

Friday, 24 November, 2017
Houses of Parliament

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, 22 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
Flag of Zimbabwe

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
Married couple holding hands

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
Couple holding hands

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
Prince Mohammed Bin Salman waving

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
Flag of Saudi Arabia

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
Lady Justice

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
Image of visa for immigration law

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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