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By Vishal Makol of OTS Solicitors

Wednesday, 06 June, 2018

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.

Friday, 18 May, 2018
During the Commonwealth Summit in April, Theresa May made an “absolute commitment” to Caribbean leaders that “…the UK will do whatever it takes including, where appropriate, payment of compensation, to resolve the anxieties and problems that some of the Windrush generation have suffered”. So far, we have had no clear details of what the scheme will involve; we have only been assured that it will be independent of the Home Office.
Friday, 04 May, 2018
Brook House, the immigration detention centre near Gatwick Airport experienced a dramatic increase in the use of force during 2017. The BBC has reported that individuals being held in detention in relation to immigration matters at Brook House, and who had not been granted immigration bail, were twice as likely to have been controlled or restrained by force compared with 2016.
Thursday, 03 May, 2018
History will judge British Prime Minister, Theresa May and Home Secretary, Amber Rudd harshly for the plight of the Windrush generation.
Yesterday, Ms Rudd stated the Windrush generation will be granted British Citizenship as the government attempted to draw a line under the scandal by describing the Home Secretary’s apology as “just the first step”.
Wednesday, 25 April, 2018

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.

Thursday, 08 March, 2018
Detention strike

According to reports in the weekend, 120 detainees in immigration detention centre Yarl's Wood have reportedly been on a hunger strike since 21st February against continued incarceration of migrants in the UK.

Sky News states the women are protesting the detention of rape, torture, and human trafficking victims, those in poor health care conditions, and the detention of people indefinitely and without the decision of a judge.

Monday, 26 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
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
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

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
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
Unfair immigration detention image

Human Rights groups and some of London’s best immigration lawyers are alarmed at the death of a Jamaican national at Morton Hall immigration removal centre in Lincoln on 3rd October 2017.

It is the third such death in less than a month.

An investigation has been launched into the tragedy.

Friday, 06 October, 2017
Immigration Law Book

In January 2018, over 70,000 bank accounts will be checked and could be closed or frozen, in the British government’s latest attempt to crack down on illegal migrants.

The new policy to freeze migrant bank accounts is part of the immigration Act 2016, a piece of legislation dedicated in part to creating an extremely hostile environment for overstayers in the UK.

Wednesday, 27 September, 2017

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?

Wednesday, 30 August, 2017
man in detention

Being detained in a foreign country can be a terrifying experience.  If you are in a detention centre, you need to find a UK immigration lawyer who can provide you with the best advice on applying for and obtaining immigration bail.

Tuesday, 25 July, 2017
Symbolic Scales - justice and equality

By Oshin Shahiean of OTS Solicitors

This year, thousands of migrants will spend Christmas alone and fearful in a UK detention centre with no access to the best immigration lawyers.

Many have been incarcerated for more than a year.

Tuesday, 20 December, 2016
Hand holding marker pen behind the word deportation in red with various other words around it

Deportation – Balancing Article 8 Rights and the Public Interest

In late November, the Supreme Court considered the issue on the relationship between Article 8, of the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR) and the immigration rules when dealing with a deportation.

Monday, 05 December, 2016
Deportation Word Cloud

On the 16th November, the Supreme Court handed down the long awaited decision of Makhlouf v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2016] UKSC 59.   

In this case the judges were asked to consider by the appellant’s solicitors how to balance the best interests of a child with the immigration rules and regulations.

The facts of the case

Monday, 21 November, 2016