Obtaining your UK visa to come and live, study or work in the UK, with or without the input of a Legal 500 immigration solicitor, is a real achievement – but what happens if your situation changes?
A common question asked of many immigration lawyers is how to stay in the UK after studying. This is unsurprising given that many overseas students spend several years living in the UK, forming relationships and adapting to life in the UK. As the end of their time in the UK under their student visa approaches, a significant number will explore the options for staying.
As we reported a couple of weeks ago, OTS Solicitors were thrilled to have been awarded the business immigration Firm of the Year - UK award by Corporate Insider. The award itself has now arrived, reminding us of what a great honour this is - real recognition of all the hard work the team has put in since 2014 when OTS Solicitors was founded by Oshin Shahiean and Teni Shahiean.
We are always happy to receive feedback from our clients about our legal services. These are some of the wonderful words our clients have to say about us:
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.
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.
From all the Solicitors and teams at OTS Solicitors, we welcome everyone into the Chinese New Year, the Year of the Dog!
Location: City of London offices [Fleet Street/Chancery Lane]
Salary: Competitive and Bonus Package
By Teni Shahiean, of OTS Solicitors
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.
By Oshin Shahiean, of OTS Solicitors
After months of speculation, Monarch Airlines was put into administration yesterday. Blair Nimmo, Partner at KPMG and Joint Administrator at Monarch Airlines Limited stated:
Thousands of people dream of coming to the UK to work. As one of London’s top immigration lawyers, we work with some of the world’s best talent in multiple fields, helping them obtain the right visa for their needs. Whether you are a top tech talent looking to gain experience in London’s Silicon Roundabout or a Antipodean who is not ready to go back home and settle down, a Tier 2 (General) Visa provides ent
British curry houses are a well-loved institution. But last week, owners reported to The Guardian that they are being unfairly targeted in immigration raids conducted by the Home Office, designed to apprehend illegal workers.
UK Sponsor Licence holders have many duties and responsibilities which must be complied with; one of these is conducting right to work checks.
By Oshin Shahiean of OTS Solicitors
The tech sector in the UK has had plenty to be concerned about since Britain voted to leave the EU back in June 2016. For an industry which thrives and depends on being able to quickly recruit the most creative, well-educated talent from all over the globe to ensure they can quickly scale-up when opportunities present themselves, the UK’s now imminent departure from the EU presents a serious challenge.
Few HR directors and/or employers fully contemplate how complex, detailed and time-consuming UK Sponsor Licence compliance obligations and audit preparations are. One of the best ways to ensure time spent on Sponsor Licence compliance is minimised is to instruct an experienced immigration solicitor to manage the
For an employer who relies on talented migrants to grow their business, having their Sponsor Licence revoked or suspended can have catastrophic consequences. Such an event can damage not only the productivity and turnover of an organisation, its reputation can also be affected.
There are several ways in which a sponsor can lose its licence or have it limited. These are:
By Kasia Janucik of OTS Solicitors
Whatever the economic climate, smart businesses are always looking to improve what they do and how they do it. Business analysts and management consultants provide expertise and knowledge that is not available in-house, allowing Boards to implement changes that will add value and increase profit.
The UK election is less than a week away, and as expected, immigration is a key issue in the main parties’ manifestos.
By Christopher McWatters, of Counsel
You need to look no further than the Conservative party manifesto to see how tough life could become for HR directors, employers, and migrants if they achieve success on 8th June. And according to all polls and commentators, their victory will be resounding.
It is clear from the language used in the manifesto when discussing immigration that there will be little sympathy given to foreigners wishing to come to the UK, either to work, join family or study. Consider the below statement:
Few employers are aware that obtaining a UK Sponsor Licence is only half the battle when it comes to hiring workers on a Tier 2 or Tier 5 work visa. Meeting regulatory compliance can be challenging and is usually best achieved by instructing an experienced immigration solicitor to advise your HR team.