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Top London immigration solicitors often receive questions about the Resident Labour Market Test.

Wednesday, 02 January, 2019

By Jordana Adams, solicitor at OTS Solicitors 

Christmas is a time of year to think about our children. Not just what presents they may be receiving but about their lives and futures.

Wednesday, 02 January, 2019

By Teni Shahiean, CEO at OTS Solicitors 

Wednesday, 02 January, 2019

By Jordana Adams, Divorce and family finance solicitor 

Friday, 28 December, 2018

Many companies think that it is hard work to successfully apply for a licence to sponsor non EEA migrant workers. That is something that many top London immigration solicitors would agree with.

Friday, 28 December, 2018

You may question what on earth employment law has got to do with religious and philosophical beliefs, but an Employment Tribunal is considering whether veganism should be classed as a philosophical or religious belief. “Why?” you may ask.

Friday, 28 December, 2018

Going through a Separation or Divorce can be a traumatic experience. However, the stress can be made worse if you are also worried about whether you can stay in the UK after your Divorce.

Friday, 28 December, 2018

Most employers and Employees struggle with what is meant by bullying in the workplace. After all it can be a fine dividing line between robust staff and performance management and perceptions of bullying or a team member’s jokes turning from good work camaraderie into one staff member feeling singled out and bullied.

Friday, 28 December, 2018

By Teni Shahiean, CEO at OTS Solicitors 

In a period of turbulent politics and confusion over Home Office conflicting announcements over Investor Visas, I am delighted to announce some good news emanating from the Home Office.  

Online right to work checks

Friday, 28 December, 2018

By Oshin Shahiean, managing partner at OTS Solicitors 

The Beatles classic track says “You can't buy me love” but families caught up in navigating the UK’s family immigration Rules may disagree.  

Friday, 28 December, 2018

It has been a busy period for top London immigration solicitors with the recent announcements from the immigration Minister, Caroline Nokes, on a range of new immigration measures including:

• The introduction of the Start –up visa. This visa was first announced in June; and 

Thursday, 27 December, 2018

After a couple split up one parent can be left feeling that they have no rights or responsibilities for their child. The other parent can be left feeling that they are shouldering all the responsibility for the child whilst the other parent enjoys contact time with the child.

The law sets out who has parental responsibility for a child. Even if a parent does not have parental responsibility for their child, they will:

Thursday, 27 December, 2018

By Teni Shahiean, CEO at OTS Solicitors 

With the #metoo movement it seems that every day there is someone making allegations of sexual harassment against a celebrity. 

These high profile cases generate publicity. However, what about the average employee? To whom do they turn to if they experiences sexual harassment in the workplace? 

Thursday, 27 December, 2018

By Jordana Adams, Divorce and financial settlement solicitor 

Thursday, 27 December, 2018

You would think that the winner of ITV’s X Factor television programme would be feeling on the top of the world. After all he has come from singing on cruise ships to battling thousands of other singers to be crowned X Factor champion 2018. 

However, according to reports in the Sun newspaper, Dalton Harris’s attention is not just on his record deal and the X Factor tour but on his immigration status in the UK. 

Monday, 24 December, 2018

By Jordana Adams, solicitor  

The immigration rules sets out the criteria that an applicant must satisfy in order to obtain Indefinite Leave to Remain as a victim of domestic abuse. 

Monday, 24 December, 2018

To a migrant employee it must feel as if an employer company holding a Sponsor Licence has enormous power over them and their future in the UK.

Friday, 21 December, 2018

We keep hearing from politicians that Britain is “open for business” and, in light of Brexit, will encourage global trade.

Friday, 21 December, 2018

When you know that a mistake has been made you just want to wind back the clock and cancel the error so it as if the mistake never happened. It can be like that with some marriages. However, most people assume that their only option is Divorce proceedings.

Friday, 21 December, 2018

By Teni Shahiean, CEO at OTS Solicitors

At first glance, the EU settlement scheme fees do not sound that much. The fee is £65 per adult and £32.50 per child. However, for a family of two adults and two children that is £260 to find. Not a small amount if you are a low paid EU migrant worker.

Friday, 21 December, 2018

By Jordana Adams, Divorce and family finance solicitor 

Have you had a letter or a call from a mediation service asking you to go to a Mediation Information and Assessment meeting? Alternatively, are you going to mediation sessions hoping to reach an agreement with your ex-spouse over who gets the family home? 

Friday, 21 December, 2018

By Teni Shahiean, solicitor and CEO at OTS Solicitors 

It is Christmas time! It is also the season for people to catch bugs and colds. Many employers think that if you book time off work and you are ill then it is just bad luck. Maybe some employers, who do not have the Christmas spirit, think it is better that an employee is sick in their own time, rather than at work.

Friday, 21 December, 2018

As a London Divorce solicitor, I am asked questions about Divorce financial disclosure.     Some separating couples do not see the need for any financial disclosure. Other separating couples want financial paperwork going back to the early years of their relationship. 

Thursday, 20 December, 2018

By Oshin Shahiean, managing partner at OTS Solicitors in London

Top London immigration solicitors have been waiting 18 months for the release of the government white paper on immigration. It was finally released on Wednesday the 19th of December. 

Thursday, 20 December, 2018

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

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