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Many of the best immigration lawyers in London will welcome a recent study by 3 respected academic institutions which suggests that visa restrictions are not delivering the intended drop in immigration to the UK and have actually led to a rise in illegal immigration.

Tuesday, 14 August, 2018
The UK has always been a hugely popular destination for South African nationals – something that many of the best immigration lawyers in London are very much aware of as they regularly advise South African nationals on the various visa routes that are available to them. Statistics suggest that in 2017, there were 210,000 people born in South Africa who were living in the UK. This makes up almost a quarter of South Africans living overseas.
Monday, 13 August, 2018

The concept of philosophical belief is protected by the Equality Act 2010 – and many top employment solicitors will point to the case of Grainger plc v Nicholson as setting out the key principles to be observed when considering an argument of philosophical belief.

Friday, 10 August, 2018

Our primary concern at OTS Solicitors is ensuring that, as top immigration solicitors, we deliver successful outcomes to our clients. However, we consider that as immigration lawyers, particularly in today’s political climate, we have a vital role in providing accurate analysis and comment on Immigration Law in the UK today.

Thursday, 09 August, 2018

Top employment solicitors are well aware that respecting tribunal rules, including time limits is just as important as the strength of any case before the Employment Tribunal and employment Appeal Tribunal is.

Tuesday, 07 August, 2018

A huge percentage increase in the number of parental orders under the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act suggests that surrogacy is on the increase – or could simply indicate that, more couples are recognising what the best family solicitors know only full well – that it is vital to obtain a parental order following surrogacy.

Statistics show dramatic rise in parental orders

Monday, 06 August, 2018

The Supreme Court’s judgment in the case of Mills v Mills marks the end of a saga that has been closely watched by top London divorce lawyers. The case has clear implications for a spouse who is in receipt of periodical payments following divorce and who then mismanages their finances over a period of time.

Friday, 03 August, 2018

Many UK businesses rely on employing migrant workers to be able to survive – and while this is a great strategy, it’s worth having advice from the best employment lawyer you can find, to make sure you get it right as an employer. 

Friday, 03 August, 2018

Many top immigration lawyers would agree that the issue of immigration was one of the key drivers behind the ‘leave’ vote in the so-called Brexit referendum.

Thursday, 02 August, 2018

The very public divorce proceedings of Owens v Owens, the litigation between Tini Owens and Huw Owens focussed on his unreasonable behaviour, have come to a conclusion.

Thursday, 02 August, 2018

Our EEA immigration solicitors recently explained how changes in the latest EEA regulations (that came into force on 24th July 2018) now allow dual UK/EU citizens the opportunity to rely on EU rules regarding a spouse even if

Wednesday, 01 August, 2018
Anyone involved in or considering unfair dismissal claims, and, of course, UK employment lawyers, will be aware of the length of service requirement for bringing an unfair dismissal claim. While many potential unfair dismissal claims never get off the ground because the potential claimant does not have the requisite 2 years’ qualifying service, it is particularly frustrating for someone dismissed within mere days of achieving that milestone.
Wednesday, 01 August, 2018
By Dr Harry Hagopian
 
Tuesday, 31 July, 2018
 

There is a new section in the immigration rules called Appendix EU which specifically governs the basis on which EU nationals may apply under the settled status registration scheme. Settled status is the new legal status of EU citizens after the UK leaves the EU. 

Tuesday, 31 July, 2018

By Hans Sok Appady and Teni Shahian

Monday, 30 July, 2018

Back in May 2018, immigration appeal solicitors welcomed the announcement that the Home Office had set up a team dedicated to reviewing cases where appeals had been pending for more than 20 weeks. The announcement came in response to revelations of excessive waiting times – of up to 12 months between the date of decision and the date of the immigration appeal hearing.

Monday, 30 July, 2018

We are delighted to announce that our Legal 500 recommended Immigration Law team has recently secured a rare victory in an in-country Adult Dependant Relative appeal.

Monday, 30 July, 2018

Following the judgment of the Supreme Court in the Pimlico Plumbers case, UK employment lawyers predicted an upsurge in gig economy litigation

Friday, 27 July, 2018
immigration lawyers and anyone with an interest in EEA immigration will be interested to see the widening of the definition of primary carer in the updated E
Thursday, 26 July, 2018
Any employer wanting to employ overseas nationals from outside the EU will be advised by their immigration lawyer that they not only need to obtain a Tier 2 Sponsor Licence, they must remain compliant with the conditions of the
Thursday, 26 July, 2018

Summary dismissal is one of the most extreme sanctions open to an employer and any UK employment lawyer would caution the dismissal of an employee without notice unless there is clear evidence of gross misconduct.

Tuesday, 24 July, 2018

As a high net worth divorces go, the settlement last year between Ryan Giggs and his partner Stacey Cooke was not so unusual – other than for the fact that in respect of the financial settlement on divorce, Giggs argued that he was a stellar performer – that he made a special contribution to the finances of the marriage and was entitled to more than 50% of the marital assets.

Monday, 23 July, 2018

Ever since the EU Referendum that has led the UK down the path of Brexit, and to the point where the UK will leave the European Union, there has been much discussion amongst UK employment lawyers about what this will mean for employment law.

Monday, 23 July, 2018

London business immigration lawyers have noticed an increase in applications for Tier 1 Investor Visas by ultra-high net worth individuals, fuelled in part by political instability in nations such as Russia and China, and also by changes to US immigration.

Friday, 20 July, 2018

British Citizenship lawyers will be shocked to see that the 10 years between 2007 and 2017 saw a dramatic peak in instances of nullification of British Citizenship – with a massive 176 cases occurring in 2013.

Friday, 20 July, 2018

The latest ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) on the rights of extended family members looking to join an EU citizen, and the availability of appeal in the face of a refusal to grant a residence card, will be of interest to EEA immigration solicitors, and indeed to all

Thursday, 19 July, 2018

London employment law solicitors were reminded again last week just how complex the UK’s minimum wage provisions are.

Thursday, 19 July, 2018

The updated EEA regulations come into force on 24th July 2018 and EEA immigration solicitors will be pleased to see that they bring the conditions under which self-employed

Thursday, 19 July, 2018

Donald Trump and Brexit both seem to be fuelled in a large part by concern about immigration, something that has concerned the best immigration lawyers in London for some time.

Thursday, 19 July, 2018
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Tuesday, 17 July, 2018

London family solicitors have recently welcomed the decision that civil partnership is incompatible with UK Human Rights law because it excludes heterosexual couples. The Supreme Court recently delivered its judgment in the claim of Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan.

Tuesday, 17 July, 2018

Most UK employment lawyers will agree that while the idea of constructive dismissal is an attractive one – the reality is very difficult.

Tuesday, 17 July, 2018

By Kasia Janucik

Monday, 16 July, 2018

EEA immigration solicitors will be pleased to see that the latest version of the EEA Regulations – which come into force on 24th July 2018, will confirm that those with dual nationality with another EU member state retain the

Friday, 13 July, 2018

Last month we compared US deportation law with the equivalent UK statutes. In that article, we alluded to the UK’s more generous approach regarding arrangements to safeguard and promote the welfare of the child in the immigration and administrative removal system.

Friday, 13 July, 2018

For any UK business, making sure you have the best employment solicitors to work with is a vital part of the role of General Counsel. Employment law is a critical aspect of any company’s operation.

Thursday, 12 July, 2018

Obtaining a sole representative visa can be a big step for a company looking to establish a branch or subsidiary in the UK – as many of the best immigration solicitors in London have witnessed first-hand, a sole representative visa refusal can seriously hamper a business’s plans for expansion and growth, so it’s vital to get your sole representative visa application right.

Wednesday, 11 July, 2018

The latest news on Brexit is that the UK government will, among other things, offer a ‘mobility framework’ for EU citizens - allowing both UK and EU citizens to continue to travel across the EU to work and study, although full free movement as immigration lawyers currently know it will end.

Wednesday, 11 July, 2018

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