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If your Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa has been refused, you have the option to apply for administrative review of the visa refusal decision. Administrative review is a way of challenging a refusal of a Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa under the points-based system.

Monday, 09 July, 2018

If your permission to stay in the UK is based on your relationship with someone else – a British citizen or someone who has permission to be in the UK because of the visa that they hold, if that relationship comes to an end, you may no longer have permission to be in the UK.

Friday, 06 July, 2018

Many people ask our employment claim solicitors how does the Employment Tribunal work, and whether the Employment Tribunal is fair.

Thursday, 05 July, 2018

One of the latest whistleblowing cases to hit the headlines, and one which the best employment lawyers will be keeping a close eye on, is a challenge based on beliefs.  Our UK employment lawyers take a look at the whistleblowing legislation and this case, in which the vegan claimant argues that his philosophical belief in ethical veganism should be protected under the Equality Act.

Thursday, 05 July, 2018

As many of the best employment lawyers in London will confirm, providing a reference for an employee has become something of an onerous task.

Wednesday, 04 July, 2018

While may in the UK have been shocked at stories of the Trump administration’s separation of migrant children from their parents as they cross into the USA, immigration solicitors in London and those involved in Immigration bail applications will not be surprised by the latest reports that the British government is itself responsible

Tuesday, 03 July, 2018

Many people coming to the UK with concerns about their Immigration status will worry about receiving medical care from a GP if they fall ill. Our immigration lawyers regularly advise people coming to the UK about their rights, and we have recently helped a client who was having difficulty registering with a GP.

Tuesday, 03 July, 2018

Business Immigration law is a complex field – and for many companies and businesses in the UK, advice from immigration solicitors is a regular requirement.

Monday, 02 July, 2018
By Stephen Slater of OTS Solicitors
 
Monday, 02 July, 2018

As specialist immigration lawyers and UK employment lawyers, we are often asked about right to work checks and related matters, including the consequences of an employee not having the right to work and unfair dismissal.

Friday, 29 June, 2018

Here in the UK we love a bit of sunshine. In London, office workers fill the parks and green spaces taking lunch breaks far more enthusiastically than ever before, topping up tans before heading back to their desks. But what can an employer do if employees take longer than they are supposed to, or take breaks at unscheduled times.

Friday, 29 June, 2018

Stephen Slater, Senior caseworker & In-House Advocate of Legal 500 recommended Immigration law firm OTS Solicitors recently took part in a discussion on controversial Talk Radio DJ James Whale’s show to discuss US Immigration and deportation tactics – and the UK approach to deportation and asylum.

Thursday, 28 June, 2018

By Teni Shahiean and Hans Sok Appadu

Thursday, 28 June, 2018
Many UK employment lawyers will welcome the decision of the Court of Appeal in this disability discrimination case, City of York Council v Grosset, which clarifies section 15 of the Equality Act. The decision looks at whether an employer must ‘know’ that an employee’s behaviour was a consequence of that employee’s disability, and that the disability was therefore in the employer’s mind at the time of the unfavourable treatment that amounts to the act of disability discrimination.
Wednesday, 27 June, 2018

Revelations that the Windrush scandal has impacted far more widely than initially publicised, affecting more than just those from the Caribbean but nationals of other Commonwealth countries, come as no surprise to Legal 500 recommended Immigration firm OTS Solicitors.

Wednesday, 27 June, 2018

By Stephen Slater of OTS Solicitors

Tuesday, 26 June, 2018

On Friday 22nd June, the Home Secretary Sajid Javid announced more details on the scheme that will allow EU citizens to obtain settled status in the UK post-Brexit.

Tuesday, 26 June, 2018

Following the release of more details of the UK Government’s scheme for a streamlined application process to grant EU citizens in the UK settled status to safeguard their position following the UK’s departure from the EU, our EEA immigration solicitors here at OTS Solicitors take a look at the post-

Monday, 25 June, 2018
The first Gender Pay Gap reporting period closed at midnight on 4th April 2018. As the deadline closed, with over half those submitting data doing so at the last minute, none of the top UK employment lawyers were expecting to be surprised by the results – anticipating that they would reveal what individual equal pay claims and news stories such as the scandal of the BBC’s own gender pay gap have long suggested.
Friday, 22 June, 2018
With the World Cup in full swing, OTS Solicitors were delighted to be invited to attend the Russian Chambers of Commerce World Cup social on the 19th June at the Intercontinental Hotel London Park Lane. Not only did the evening provide a great opportunity for us to meet new people and develop connections, we were able to join with others to celebrate Russia’s great 3:1 win over Egypt!
 
Optimism within the Russian business community
 
Friday, 22 June, 2018
Workers’ rights have been in the news recently in connection with the ‘gig economy’ litigation involving Uber, Deliveroo, Pimlico Plumbers, Addison Lee and a host of other businesses whose model is to provide a digital platform to connect service providers – be they a taxi driver, a take away courier or a plumber – with their end customer.
Friday, 22 June, 2018

Sajid Javid, the Home Secretary, has revealed more detail about the scheme that will be put in place to allow EU citizens living in the UK to obtain settled status once the UK leaves the EU. Speaking to the House of Lords EU Justice Sub-Committee on 21 June 2018, he explained that the default position of the government was to grant, not refuse settled status. 

EU citizens living in the UK will be asked 3 ‘simple questions’ 

- To prove their ID

Thursday, 21 June, 2018

The global refugee crisis is never far from the news these days and continues to be used as a political football – particularly in the UK where Brexit seems to have exacerbated the debate.

Thursday, 21 June, 2018
Going on holiday is the highlight of the year for many. Time to rest and relax, travel to get some guaranteed sunshine, perhaps visit family overseas. It’s not always plain sailing though.
Tuesday, 19 June, 2018

Along with other top immigration solicitors in London, OTS Solicitors were delighted to learn that doctors and nurses are to be removed from the Tier 2 skilled worker cap, meaning the NHS will be free to recruit from overseas and fill critical vacancies.

Tuesday, 19 June, 2018
If a non-EEA citizen has a right of residence in the UK through marriage to an EEA citizen, what happens to that right to reside if the couple divorces?
Tuesday, 19 June, 2018
What are the Immigration options for a US business wishing to setup in the UK? As some of the best immigration lawyers in London, we look at the different visa routes available for US companies looking to establish a presence in the UK and ensure that key workers can work in the UK.
 
Tuesday, 19 June, 2018
By Oshin Shahiean, of OTS Solicitors
Friday, 15 June, 2018

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.

Friday, 15 June, 2018
With the long summer break coming up for sixth form and university students, and for those who have recently graduated, the competitive nature of the job market will mean many are looking for internships that will give them a competitive edge in the job market. Many see internships as a great way for young people to gain vital work experience and a greater of understanding of a sector.
Friday, 15 June, 2018
Relaxation of Tier 2 visa rules will allow more doctors to come to the UK
It’s been reported that the Tier 2 visa rules are to be relaxed imminently to allow more doctors to come to the UK to fill posts in hospitals and GP surgeries. The announcement is expected to be made at the end of the week, following intensive lobbying of the Prime Minister, Theresa May, by both the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, and the Hoe Secretary Sajid Javid.
 
Thursday, 14 June, 2018
start-up visa London Tech Week
The Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, chose London Tech Week to announce a new ‘start-up’ visa route that is expected to be open from Spring 2019. immigration solicitors have welcomed the new route, which is designed to encourage more entrepreneurs to come to the UK to set up businesses here.
 
Thursday, 14 June, 2018

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Wednesday, 13 June, 2018
The Government Equalities Office has recently released guidance on dress codes in the workplace, intended to address the information gap between existing legislation, which prohibits discriminatory dress codes at work, and the understanding of that legislation.
 
Wednesday, 13 June, 2018
The long-awaited decision of the Supreme Court has been delivered in the Pimlico Plumbers case, following the hearing back in February 2018. Although the decision is very much focussed on the facts of this case, the decision may well be seen by top employment solicitors as another significant nail in the coffin of the ‘gig economy’ as it currently operates.
Wednesday, 13 June, 2018
Business Man Working Under Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa

One of the main requirements for a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa under the UK immigration rules relates to the investment funds required for which there are two separate categories.

Wednesday, 13 June, 2018
Make sure you have the correct visa stamp to satisfy right to work checks

As the Government issue figures indicating that penalties for employing illegal workers in the UK hit nearly £12 million in the last quarter of 2017, our immigration solicitors and UK employment lawyers look at right to work checks and how to get them right to avoid falling foul of the rules and facing similar penalties.

Wednesday, 13 June, 2018
Our financial settlement solicitors London look at maintenance following divorce and the case of Mills v Mills

The Supreme Court is having a busy time in the family law sphere. All the top family lawyers in London will be keen to see the outcome of the latest case, Mills v Mills, which looks at the question of whether maintenance should be for life.

The controversy surrounding maintenance ‘for life’

Monday, 11 June, 2018

Summer really seems to be here – heralding, among other traditional summer pursuits, several major sporting fixtures.  The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicks off in Russia on 16th June; Tennis stars take to the grass courts of Wimbledon on 2nd July; the Tour de France starts pedalling on 7th July and the British Open Golf championships tee off on 19th July.

Friday, 08 June, 2018

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