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As London children solicitors, parents often ask us about parental alienation. Some parents do not know about the concept of parental alienation. However, they are able to describe the problem. Other parents have done plenty of online research and diagnosed parental alienation. Top London children solicitors think that self-diagnosis of parental alienation is as dangerous as not recognising parental alienation.

Defining parental alienation

Wednesday, 19 December, 2018

In a week of politics that defies description, it would be easy to forget that on the 18th of December the Immigration health surcharge has risen.

For some individuals the amount payable for the surcharge has risen by 100%.

That is a big increase. It is also a lot more money for people to find when paying for visa applications. 

Wednesday, 19 December, 2018

By Oshin Shahiean of OTS Solicitors 

On Thursday, the 6 December OTS Solicitors posted a blog stating that the Tier 1 Investor Visa would be suspended with effect from Friday the 7 December 2018.

Wednesday, 19 December, 2018
Tier 1 Entrepreneur

By Ms. Saida Ahmed and Ms. Bhavini Bhatt of OTS Solicitors

Friday, 07 December, 2018

After another tumultuous week in British politics over Brexit, the media is speculating on whether the government will achieve a signed Brexit deal or whether the country will end up with no deal

Thursday, 29 November, 2018

After a very hectic couple of days at the London Business Show 2018 we are now back at the offices of OTS Solicitors looking back on a very busy few days.  We never realised that talking business could be such fun but with OTS Solicitors attending, exhibiting and speaking at the UK’s biggest business show with its 25,000 visitors we all thoroughly enjoyed the event. We will be booking our tickets and stand for the London Business Show 2019.

Thursday, 29 November, 2018

Many of the best immigration lawyers have long criticised the UK Immigration system. It’s incredibly complex, the interface between applicants and case workers is often hard to navigate, and applications are often expensive and time consuming, not to mention the length of time it can take for decisions to be forthcoming.

Friday, 23 November, 2018

Citizenship is one of those funny concepts, difficult for anyone who is not a top London Immigration solicitor to define, but we all know that citizenship is important. It helps define us and who we are. In the UK, citizenship is gained through:

• Birth; or

• Parentage; or

Friday, 23 November, 2018

Top London immigration solicitors are often asked questions about the Immigration skills charge and its impact on employers. In essence, if a company wants to:

Friday, 23 November, 2018

OTS Solicitors are delighted and very proud to announce that Hans Sok Appadu has qualified as a solicitor after 4 years of working at OTS Solicitors in London, initially as a paralegal and latterly as a trainee solicitor.  

Friday, 23 November, 2018

Nowadays not one day seems to go by without the press reporting on a business man receiving adverse publicity resulting from allegations of harassment of employees or a company falling foul of campaigns to avoid gender stereotyping of people in the work environment. The new culture and high profile campaigns make some business owners feel as if they are walking a tightrope between:

Thursday, 22 November, 2018

The title of this article may sound a bit of a political hot topic but the question ‘’do I have to pay for National Health Service treatment?’’ is a question that top London immigration solicitors are frequently asked.

Thursday, 22 November, 2018

You would think that the rules on sponsoring adult dependants to join family members living in the UK would be simple and straight forward but that is just not the case. The uncertainty of whether or not a loved one can join you in the UK can result in a lot of stress and anxiety. At OTS Solicitors our specialist immigration solicitors regularly advise individuals on their options to achieve their dependant’s arrival in the UK.

Wednesday, 21 November, 2018

immigration solicitors have been in the news for all the wrong reasons lately. Why?

Wednesday, 21 November, 2018

The one job that most London employment lawyers know that they have not got the skill set to carry out is employment as a human resources manager.

Wednesday, 21 November, 2018

The UK music industry is one of the most vibrant in the world, making it a key fixture on the touring schedule of any international musician or group.

Monday, 19 November, 2018

In a recent report The All Party Parliamentary Group for international students has called for:

• The  removal of students from UK Immigration targets;

• A target to grow international student numbers;

• The implementation of a post-study work visa to allow international students up to two years of work experience in the UK;

Monday, 19 November, 2018

Caroline Nokes recently told members of parliament that employers will have to check their EU employee’s eligibility to work in the UK in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Friday, 09 November, 2018

To what extent should a parent’s behaviour have an impact on whether or not a child is deported from the UK or faces a future in the UK without a parent? This was one of the questions considered by judges in the Supreme Court hearing the immigration law case of KO (Nigeria) and others v Secretary of State for the Home Department.  

Wednesday, 07 November, 2018

Top London immigration solicitors may speculate why the 5 November was chosen by Home Office officials to launch the new UKVI immigration application process. Maybe it is not an auspicious date given the potential for fireworks and complaints about the new application procedures.

Wednesday, 07 November, 2018

As the best immigration lawyers in London know, immigration law and employment law do not always sit easily together.

Tuesday, 30 October, 2018

For most would be parents the laws on adoption are a minefield of confusing rules and regulations. Adoptive parents can feel overwhelmed by the emotional drain of the adoption process. The proceedings can feel even more challenging when parents are also having to get to grips with issues surrounding foreign or intercountry adoption and the Immigration and nationality status of their adopted child. 

Monday, 29 October, 2018

As top London family solicitors we often receive phone calls asking ‘will I get interim maintenance’. It is rare for the family law and divorce team at OTS Solicitors to be able to give an immediate straight yes or no answer.

Friday, 26 October, 2018

When people decide to set up their own company they often do not appreciate the vast array of roles they will end up undertaking in the early days of their business enterprise; from ordering the stationary , sorting out routine repairs and trying to cover  the company’s marketing , technology and human resource requirements.

Tuesday, 23 October, 2018

As every UK employment lawyer knows, the validity of most Employment Tribunal claims is dependant on the claimant complying with clear and strict time limits. In most cases, this is 3 months from the behaviour of the employer (or the latest incident of the particular behaviour).

Wednesday, 17 October, 2018


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Monday, 15 October, 2018
The Immigration (Health Charge) (Amendment) Order 2018 amends the Immigration (Health Charge) Order 2015 (S.I. 2015/792).
 
Friday, 12 October, 2018

While none of the best employment lawyers in London would ever suggest or sanction the provision of false references by a prospective job applicant, one has to have a certain amount of admiration (whether misplaced or otherwise) for the would-be Captain of a commercial freight airline who gave false references, effectively asking his prospective employer to contact Jabba the Hutt to verify his experience.

Thursday, 11 October, 2018

Since 2004, same sex couples have been able to obtain recognition and legal protections in respect of their relationship through civil partnership, and there can’t be many good family solicitors and London top divorce lawyers who have not advised on a civil partnership. But is it a real alternative to marriage?

Wednesday, 10 October, 2018

Although Brexit is fast approaching, top employment solicitors remain only too aware of the need to pay attention to decisions of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU).

Wednesday, 10 October, 2018
Whether you’re a leaver or remainer, one thing is very clear – post-Brexit, the Immigration regime is going to look very different, and London immigration solicitors – and particularly
Wednesday, 10 October, 2018

The Court of Appeal has recently delivered something of a landmark judgment, of interest to all immigration lawyers concerning the detention of Asylum seekers under the Dublin III regulations, and could lead to the payment of damages to many more who have experienced false imprisonment by the UK Immigration

Tuesday, 09 October, 2018

The legal process involved in splitting up can take some people by surprise, and it often takes advice from divorce solicitors in London to bring home what’s involved.

Friday, 05 October, 2018

TUPE – the Transfer of Undertaking (Protection of employment) Regulations – the nemesis of many UK employment lawyers and HR practitioners – makes it clear that in the case where the regulations apply, and an employee is transferred to a new employer, there should be no changes to the contract in connection with the transfer.

Friday, 05 October, 2018

The Conservative Party conference has been about more than Brexit, and London employment solicitors were interested to see the announcement that legislation is to be introduced relating to tips – more specifically to make sure that tips left for workers in bars, restaurants and other establishment

Friday, 05 October, 2018

redundancy is a word that’s never far from conversations, particularly when a UK employment lawyer is on hand, in these uncertain times fuelled by Brexit and the concerns over the economy when the U

Friday, 05 October, 2018

Applying for settlement – also called Indefinite Leave to Remain – in the UK is not as simple as having lived here for a number of years, as experienced British Citizenship lawyers will explain.

Friday, 05 October, 2018

It has come to our attention that London immigration solicitors Lupins Immigration, also known as Lawrence Lupin Solicitors, has ceased trading.

Friday, 05 October, 2018

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