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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

Alternative dispute resolution comes in a number of forms, endorsed by Resolution, the campaign group that promotes good practice in family law and which is supported by many of the best family solicitors. But what is alternative dispute resolution?

Wednesday, 03 October, 2018

Theresa May has outlined her plans for post-Brexit Immigration policy in the UK, and as many immigration solicitors in London feared, it will end preferential treatment for EU workers, and create a system of

Wednesday, 03 October, 2018

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?

Monday, 01 October, 2018

After some time in the UK, it’s common for some people to consult a British Citizenship lawyer with a view to obtaining naturalisation as a British citizen.

Monday, 01 October, 2018

OTS Solicitors are delighted to announce that Teni Shahiean, co-founder and recommended Legal 500 lawyer, will be taking part in a panel discussion on equality in the legal industry at the Royal courts of Justice. The event will feature a number of inspirational women lawyers and OTS are proud to be involved. 

Monday, 01 October, 2018

Protection against victimisation is a key component of the Equality Act 2010. As UK employment lawyers will explain, it offers protection to an employee who ‘does a protected act’. The term protected act will be familiar to top employment solicitors and covers bringing a claim or making a complaint about discrimination or supporting a colleague in doing so.

Friday, 28 September, 2018

You’ve experienced poor treatment at work – and understandably want advice and support from the best employment lawyer you can find, but for many people, this comes at a cost.

Friday, 28 September, 2018

The whistleblowing legislation, which protects employees from unfair dismissal and victimisation by their employers for making protected disclosures, is regularly the subject of litigation, as top London employment lawyers will know.

Friday, 28 September, 2018

Alongside the codification of provisions against discrimination on grounds of race, sex and disability, the Equality Act 2010 clarified that discrimination on grounds of age was also unlawful, but top employment lawyers in London and employment claim solicitors generally will often point to age discrimination being prioritised less than discrimination based on other protected characteristics.

Thursday, 27 September, 2018

One of the aspects of divorce that London top divorce lawyers are only too familiar with is the ongoing need to comply with the various orders of the court.

Thursday, 27 September, 2018

Many family law cases involving children, where, and with whom they should live are troubling, but even the most experienced and best family solicitors in London have been taken aback by the extreme set of facts around the child abduction case of Ford v Halil.

Thursday, 27 September, 2018

The cost of applying for a visa to live or work in the UK can be almost prohibitively expensive for many – as any UK Immigration lawyer will tell you – and there does not appear to be any indication that Immigration and visa fees are likely to reduce in the coming months especially with

Wednesday, 26 September, 2018

There’s very little ‘good news’ for gig economy businesses such as the taxi operators including Uber who have already been hit hard by Employment Tribunal decisions and are now facing calls for more stringent checks ad licensing conditions in a report published by a Department of Transport Working Group.

Wednesday, 26 September, 2018

A visit visa is available to someone who wants to come to the UK for less than 6 months and for many with relatives and friends in the UK, it’s a vital mechanism to allow family relationships to be maintained when people live in different places, either because they choose to do so or because, as London Immigration appeal lawyers are only too aware, they cannot satisfy the UK’s stringent rules on family settlement.

Wednesday, 26 September, 2018

The UK’s family visa covers a number of different visa routes, familiar to the best immigration solicitors in London, including the UK fiancé visa and UK spouse visa.

Tuesday, 25 September, 2018

A recent disability discrimination case has reiterated to all employment claim solicitors and anyone considering a claim under the Equality Act 2010 based on disability discrimination, that it is for the employee to prove that the disability in question has a long term and substantial adverse impact on his or her ability to carry out day to day activities.

Tuesday, 25 September, 2018

As most experienced EEA immigration solicitors are aware, immigration rules relating to EU citizens are more generous than the UK’s domestic immigration rules.

Tuesday, 25 September, 2018

Understanding whether an employee has resigned or has been dismissed is something that any UK employment lawyer will want to know whether acting for an employer or employee in a case where employment has come to an end. An employee who has been dismissed has the option of bringing a claim for unfair dismissal.

Monday, 24 September, 2018

The Hague Convention deals with the return of children removed from their home country without permission – and as good family solicitors will be only too aware, Hague Convention cases are often complex. The best family solicitors will be sensitive to the fact that the subject of child abduction is emotive in itself.

Monday, 24 September, 2018

Top employment solicitors have welcomed the news that the Parental Leave and Pay Bill has now achieved Royal Assent. Anticipated by employment law solicitors in London to come into force in 2020, the new law gives working parents the right to take 2 weeks’ leave should they suffer the devastating loss of a child. Statutory parental bereavement pay is also introduced.

Addressing the trauma of losing a child

Monday, 24 September, 2018

Not all divorce is equal – as any high net worth divorce lawyer will tell you, particularly if you are dealing with an international divorce. With different rules applying in different jurisdictions, some couples will disagree over where they should end their marriage.

Thursday, 20 September, 2018

As our UK immigration lawyers noted back in June, the announcement of a new ‘start up’ visa created some interest, not least because of speculation around which visa route the new start up visa would replace.

Thursday, 20 September, 2018

Top immigration lawyers in London weren’t the only cohort to eagerly anticipate the publication yesterday of the Migration Advisory Committee’s report on EEA Migration in the UK.

Wednesday, 19 September, 2018

London immigration solicitors, along with many others interested in the UK’s current and future climate, are anticipating a report from the Migration Advisory Committee looking at the economic and social impact of Brexit.

Monday, 17 September, 2018

Many UK employment lawyers welcome the report by the Women and Equalities Committee earlier in 2018 which proposed a number of changes to benefit working families.

Friday, 14 September, 2018

Unpicking disability discrimination is a job that even many of the best employment lawyers in London will agree is difficult. Facts can be complex and applying the law to any given situation is rarely straightforward. For many employers too, the obligations under the legislation can feel onerous, with guidance unclear.

Friday, 14 September, 2018

EEA immigration solicitors have long observed the benefits of the EU freedom of movement rules. There has been a steady exchange of EU citizens and UK citizens as individuals take advantage of wider horizons to travel and work elsewhere.

Friday, 14 September, 2018

While British Citizenship lawyers are often approached to discuss applications for naturalisation as a British citizen by adults, the British Citizenship of under 18s is also a key issue.

Friday, 14 September, 2018

If a settlement order relating to property has been made under the Children Act 1989, what are the circumstances in which it can be varied – if at all? This was a question of interest to all good family lawyers, dealt with by the Family Court recently in a complex case involving not only property issues but the question of where the child in question should live – with his mother in England or with his father in Canada.

Friday, 14 September, 2018

Earlier this year, many London employment law solicitors took note of the case of Hincks v Sense Network Ltd. The case is seen by many UK employment lawyers as offering some comfort to employers who write a negative reference – provided they have taken reasonable care to do so.

Friday, 14 September, 2018

The best employment lawyers will often find that identifying an act of direct discrimination is straightforward – but occasionally caution is necessary. Not only is it important to consider what has happened as a matter of fact, but it is also important to scrutinise the motivation of the employer in its treatment of the employee.

Thursday, 13 September, 2018

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.

Thursday, 13 September, 2018

As reported recently by the BBC, immigration solicitors in London have recently learned that over 1,000 children entitled to British passports have had their applications for renewal refused – because of a Home Office error.

Thursday, 13 September, 2018

In the midst of the Windrush scandal, another important topic, one that’s sadly familiar to London immigration solicitors.

Thursday, 13 September, 2018

The question “How to choose a divorce lawyer?” is one that is sadly asked every day, in London and across the UK.

Thursday, 13 September, 2018

Staying in UK after divorce is something that many non-EU citizens are concerned about. It’s a particular worry if something happens to their employment to threaten their retained rights of residence.

Wednesday, 12 September, 2018

Disciplinary hearings and the processes and procedures that surround them are familiar areas of law to most employment claim solicitors – but even the best employment lawyers will accept that there is always something new to learn in this dynamic area of employment law.

Wednesday, 12 September, 2018

Most UK employment lawyers have been closely following the litigation around employment status and the ‘gig’ economy, concerning the true employment status of individuals such as cycle couriers, taxi drivers and delivery

Tuesday, 11 September, 2018

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