“The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.” – John F. Kennedy
By Kasia Janucik, of OTS Solicitors
By Saida Ahmed, of OTS Solicitors
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a country about to leave the EU must be in want of foreign investment.
The Court of Appeal has severely criticised the Home Office for administrative incompetence regarding the processing of Immigration applications. Secretary of State for the Home Department v Said  EWCA Civ 627 involved the Home Office appealing a decision from the High Court allowing the application for judicial review in relation to da
Recently, the Managing Partner of OTS Solicitors, Oshin Shahiean, met with London Mayor, Sadiq Khan.
This followed an announcement at the end of 2017 from Mr Khan that a raft of new investments from India and Pakistan were planned for the British capital.
OTS Solicitors has experienced rapid success and growth over the last 12 months. As part of our expansion, the partners are now proud to announce the opening of our Dubai office on 1st May 2018.
In the case of London Borough of Tower Hamlets v D, E and F  EWHC 3901 (Fam), the court observed that:
Statistics released show net migration of EU nationals has fallen by 75,000 in the past year.
The latest quarterly figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that total annual net migration to Britain in the 12 months to September fell by 29,000 to 244,000. Net migration from outside Europe rose to 205,000 during the year, masking the fall from inside the EU.
EU nationals residing in Britain have been warned they need to ensure their children have their status documented to avoid them experiencing serious problems in later life proving they have a right to live in the UK.
The warning comes from two Eurochildren Research Briefs on the impact of the UK-EU agreement on residence and citizenship rights for EU families written by Immigration law experts and published by the University of Birmingham.
The Home Office has announced Immigration and nationality applications fees are to rise again in April 2018. However, having received a strident backlash from London’s best immigration lawyers in 2016 when there was an attempt to raise some immigration application fees by 500% (the Home Office later reversed the decision), fees this year will rise a more reasona
Onwuje v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWCA Civ 331
In a recent case, the Court of Appeal held that running a business may amount to private life under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
Business migrants in the UK can now work with their Immigration solicitor to make the best use of this new ruling.
There has never been a better time in history to launch or invest in a tech start-up. The culture of work has undergone a dramatic shift in the last ten years. Sparked off by the 2008 financial crisis, many people are rejecting the traditional ‘safe’ path of spending eight hours a day trapped in a cubicle, and instead choosing to launch their own venture, giving them not only control over their lives but also their earning potential. In addition, these dynamic innovators are creating sustainable jobs, and providing a service which benefits the wider community.
A Prohibited Steps Order is issued by the court in family cases to prevents either parent from carrying out certain acts or making decisions in relation to their children without the express permission of the court.
Made under section 8 of the Children Act 1989, a Prohibited Steps Order is often used in cases where one parent fears the other is planning to take their child out of the country without their permission and not return them.
OTS Solicitors is proud to announce they will be exhibiting at the Great British Business Show at the Excel Centre between 16 & 17 May 2018. Order your FREE tickets here.
In August 2017, heterosexual couple, Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan entered the Supreme Court to fight for the right to enter a civil partnership.
At present, only same-sex couples can enter into the union.
Supported by the best family lawyers and barristers in London, the couple argued that by refusing to allow same-sex couples to enter into a Civil partnership, the British government was breaching equality law.
OTS Solicitors is delighted to announce that due to rapid growth and expansion, the firm has now expanded into additional offices. The firm is adding 160 sq meters of office space at a new Chancery Lane branch in addition to its current 80 sq meters in the existing Fleet Street office, providing a total of 240sq meters with room for further expansion. From 12th March 2018, the team at OTS Solicitors will see all clients at their new offices located at 25 Southampton Buildings WC2A 1AL.
It is with great anticipation and pleasure that we can let you know that due to our rapid growth and expansion we have now taken further offices in Chancery Lane. Please note that from the 12th of March 2018 we will see all of our clients at our new offices located at 25 Southampton Buildings WC2A 1AL.
Your loyal business and support is one of the main reasons why we have grown so rapidly over the years. We look forward to seeing you at our new address.
Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have concerning the new location or our services.
In today’s fast-moving, digital environment, all of us are accustomed to getting our needs granted quickly and cheaply. We shop online at Amazon for knockdown prices, have dinner delivered in 30 minutes using Deliveroo and, if we want to meet someone special, we can rapidly swipe through online profiles to find the perfect match.
The best immigration lawyers in London espouse the importance of having an Immigration solicitor assist PBS migrants in preparing their visa applications. The latest case of Mudiyanselage v Secretary of State for the Home Dept and other cases  EWCA Civ 65,  All ER (D) 04 (Feb) illustrates the value an Immigration lawyer can bring to ensuring entry-clear
A cohabitation agreement may not sound like a recipe for romance. However, it is a widely held belief that a couple who live together, have children and own their home together, have the same legal protections as a married couple; this is not the case. Contrary to popular belief, there is no such thing as a ‘common law spouse’ under English law.
Theresa May has backed down over her initial plans to refuse to allow EU migrants who come into the UK during the transition period, the right to settle permanently.
If you are in immediate danger, please call 999. You can also contact the ManKind Initiative on 01823 334244.
Last week it was reported that former Dynasty and Melrose Place star, Heather Locklear, had been arrested in California for allegedly assaulting her boyfriend and three police officers.
According to reports, Ms Locklear’s boyfriend sustained a “visible traumatic injury”.
Last week, senior Caribbean diplomats urged the British Home Office to have a “more compassionate” approach towards elderly Commonwealth citizens who are facing removal, despite having living in the UK their entire lives.
Last month, a High Court judge ruled that doctors could cease life-support treatment for a severely brain-damaged 11-month-old baby, despite his parent’s wishes that treatment should be continued.
According to reports in the weekend, 120 detainees in Immigration detention centre Yarl's Wood have reportedly been on a hunger strike since 21st February against continued incarceration of migrants in the UK.
Sky News states the women are protesting the detention of rape, torture, and human trafficking victims, those in poor health care conditions, and the detention of people indefinitely and without the decision of a judge.
In a recent judgment, Advocate General for Scotland v Romein  UKSC 6,  All ER (D) 44 (Feb) the Supreme Court has resolved the paradox created by the abolition of the rule that British citizenship by descent could not be transmitted through the female line.
The paradox which has existed up until now is an example of how complex the drafting of legislation can be, and how it can often result in absurdities.