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The impact of Brexit remains a primary concern for many immigration solicitors in London, not just for the impact it is likely to have on individuals, but for many UK industries that rely on EU citizens to plug gaps in the UK labour market.

Monday, 10 September, 2018

Choosing an Immigration lawyer is one of the most important decisions you may have to make, and simply googling ‘Immigration lawyer near me’ is not enough to ensure you instruct the best immigration lawyers for your situation.

Thursday, 06 September, 2018

divorce is one of the most stressful times in anyone’s life – but combine divorce with concerns over Immigration status, and whether you talk to divorce lawyers in London or a UK

Thursday, 06 September, 2018

Employment law is always throwing up interesting points for UK employment lawyers to consider – and learn from, and a recent case relating to notice of termination of employment is no exception.

Tuesday, 04 September, 2018

Good family lawyers have been increasingly vocal about the need to formalise rights for cohabitees. This is the fastest growing family type in the UK and yet those who choose to remain unmarried or civil partnered, preferring to cohabit are not formally recognised in UK law. The tide appears to be turning however.

Tuesday, 04 September, 2018

immigration lawyers have never been busier, and equally, Immigration has never been such a hot topic.

Monday, 03 September, 2018

A few months back, top immigration lawyers welcomed the UK Government’s commitment to address the plight of the Windrush generation. However, many immigration solicitors remained sceptical that the Windrush Scheme, and associated Windrush taskforce would deal effectively with the injustice that many Commonwealth citizens have faced for many years.

Thursday, 30 August, 2018

The visit visa, contained in Appendix V of the UK’s immigration rules may seem like one of the more straightforward visa routes to the UK, but few immigration lawyers will be surprised to know that in 2017, there were over 260,000 visit visa refusals.

Wednesday, 29 August, 2018

Following divorce, it is not uncommon for a parent to wish to move to a new geographic location with the child or children of the relationship. As good family solicitors will understand, the already complex provisions relating to relocation become even more so where there is an international element to the original relationship and the parent seeking to move intends to relocate abroad.

Friday, 24 August, 2018

An employer may consider that the only Immigration issues that apply in the workplace are those connected with recruitment and ensuring that all staff have the right to work in the UK. This is, of course, a big issue for all employers, with fines running to thousands of pounds for those who have not followed the right to work checks correctly.

Friday, 24 August, 2018

Constructive dismissal is a concept that can be confusing to some, and it’s always worth consulting top employment solicitors about any given situation where it is possible that an employee has resigned as a consequence of the behaviour of the employer.

Friday, 24 August, 2018

The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of employment) Regulations – otherwise known as TUPE – and the TUPE transfer - have been known to strike fear into the heart of many a UK employment lawyer, not to mention those business owners, directors and HR professionals who ha

Thursday, 23 August, 2018

Readers – including other immigration solicitors in London - may have read the recent news story concerning a chess prodigy, Shreyas Royal, who was facing the possibility of being deported from the UK when his father’s visa expired because he was unable, as a child, to take advantage of a Tier 1 exceptional talent visa.

Friday, 17 August, 2018
Any Immigration lawyer considering Immigration bail in 2018 may well be horrified at the chaos that now seems to reign following the introduction of the new Immigration Act bail system.
Friday, 17 August, 2018

The best family solicitors understand that for many, the road to parenthood can be difficult and traumatic. While inter-country surrogacy is a route followed by a relatively small group of people, the complexities can be huge.

Friday, 17 August, 2018
A sad truth that many UK employment lawyers will recognise is that in discrimination claims, the claimant employee may have experienced many, many acts of discrimination, harassment and victimisation before he or she finally brings an Employment Tribunal claim.
Friday, 17 August, 2018

The UK Government’s much criticised Immigration targets are once again under fire as the Confederation of British Industry calls for a new approach to migrant workers and Immigration, a step welcomed by top UK immigration lawyers OTS Solicitors. 

Friday, 17 August, 2018

Travelling abroad with children after divorce poses a whole range of legal issues for a parent – and as the best family lawyers are only too aware, getting it wrong can lead to serious legal consequences, including allegations of child abduction or even child trafficking.

Thursday, 16 August, 2018
With Brexit looming, many immigration solicitors have been looking to the future of Immigration in the UK, but it’s important to remember that for the moment, nothing has changed – as the publication of the latest amendments to the
Thursday, 16 August, 2018
In what most of the best immigration solicitors consider will probably be the final amendments to the EEA Regulations, which came into force on 24th July 2018, it’s worth taking note of changes to exclusion orders and deportation orders, and also deportation and
Tuesday, 14 August, 2018

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

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