Deportation Word Cloud

On the 16th November, the Supreme Court handed down the long awaited decision of Makhlouf v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2016] UKSC 59.   

In this case the judges were asked to consider by the appellant’s solicitors how to balance the best interests of a child with the immigration rules and regulations.

The facts of the case

Monday, 21 November, 2016
Soft Brexit UK flag in EU flag

British Public Want immigration Controls and Access to the Free Market

Thursday, 17 November, 2016
Employees in front of London

Last week the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) published its report on a potential London-only visa scheme.

Tuesday, 15 November, 2016
Text Sponsor over business man on laptop

Staff at a Norfolk care home have been given 60 days to leave the country after their employer’s Sponsor Licence was revoked.

Nine people from the Philippines, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka have been told they must leave the UK despite some of them having worked at the care home in Docking, Norfolk, legally for years.

Monday, 14 November, 2016
Welcome to Great Britain text surrounded by icons representing British culture

OTS Solicitors are delighted to announce that our success rate for Permanent Resident Card applications has been 100% successful since June 2016.

Monday, 14 November, 2016
Man standing in front of American flag with Keep Out sign

Donald Trump is to become the 45th President of the United States when he is sworn in to office on 20th January 2017.  He is the first person to hold the office who has never served in Government or the military.

The political outsider who secured victory thanks to a campaign based on xenophobia and fear is now the leader of what is arguably the most powerful nation on earth.

How could such a thing happen?

Hunger for change

Thursday, 10 November, 2016
Indian and British Flag buttons

British Prime Minister, Theresa May is in India this week, paving the way for the country’s first post-Brexit trade deal during a three-day whirlwind visit.

Mrs May was quoted today as saying she wants Britain to be a passionate advocate of free trade around the world, pushing a vision of globalisation at a time that governments and voters have expressed doubts about its benefits. 

Monday, 07 November, 2016

Solicitor – Nagesh Jain – Supervising Solicitor and Immigration law Specialist

Nagesh was instructed by a client from Trinidad and Tobago who entered the UK in 2010 on a Tier 1 (investor) Visa.

Monday, 07 November, 2016

Solicitor – Teni Shahiean
– CEO and Founder of OTS Solicitor, UK Immigration Law Specialist

Monday, 07 November, 2016

European Registered Lawyer – Dr Lusine Navasardyan – Immigration law specialist and registered European lawyer


Lusine was instructed by a financial technology company who wanted to hire an international student who was interning at the company but whose visa was soon to expire.

How we helped

Monday, 07 November, 2016

Solicitor – Dr Lusine Navasardyan, European Registered Lawyer – Immigration law specialist and registered European lawyer


Monday, 07 November, 2016

Solicitor – Teni Shahiean – Partner and co-founder of OTS Solicitors


Monday, 07 November, 2016

Solicitor – Teni Shahiean – Partner and co-founder of OTS Solicitors


Teni’s client is a Chinese family who came to the UK on a Tier One (Entrepreneur) Visa.  They had gone on to create an extremely successful business and wanted to apply for accelerated Leave to Remain in the UK.

How we helped

Monday, 07 November, 2016

Solicitor – Teni Shahiean – Partner and co-founder of OTS Solicitors


Monday, 07 November, 2016

Solicitor – Dr Lusine Navasardyan – Immigration law specialist and registered European lawyer


Lusine was instructed by a frozen food delivery company who wanted to hire a non-EEA national who had previously worked for the organisation but now lived abroad.

How we helped

Monday, 07 November, 2016
Road with text Changes Ahead on it

The Home Office has finally announced a date for a raft of changes to the immigration rules, the first part of which will be implemented on 24th November 2016.

The changes affect both Tier 2 visas and Sponsor Licences.

Monday, 07 November, 2016
UK Parliament with EU and Britain flag on it

A Summary of the Decision

The High Court delivered a blow to Theresa May’s Government this morning, when it ruled that the Article 50 divorce process for leaving the EU requires a vote by parliament before it can be triggered.

Thursday, 03 November, 2016
Brexit UK & EU Flags

By Teni Shahiean

As the law now stands, Theresa May cannot trigger Brexit without putting it to an MPs' vote in the House of Commons.

Thursday, 03 November, 2016
Stethoscope around pound sterling money

According to the latest National Audit Office (NAO) report, the government’s ambition of recovering up to £500 million a year by 2017/18 from overseas visitors who are not entitled to free NHS hospital treatment will be missed under the current charging rules.

Monday, 31 October, 2016
£100 note folded into an arrow pointing downwards to suggest decrease in value

All clouds have a silver lining.  And Brexit is no exception.  For those looking for mid-to-long term investment opportunities when applying to enter the UK on the Investor Visa route, the devaluation of the pound is providing plenty of scope for savvy overseas investors to pick up a bargain in the UK.

Friday, 28 October, 2016
People at airport by departures board

Forty percent of EU citizens living in the UK are concerned about how Brexit will affect their jobs, according to a survey commissioned by the Financial Times.

Those in the construction, manufacturing, retail and hospitality sectors were particularly concerned for their job security, according to a study of FT readers done two months after the historic 23rd June referendum.

Friday, 28 October, 2016
Happy couple sorting through paper work at home

Marriage is not for everyone.  Or maybe it is something you want to do….just not right now.  You are not alone, according to the latest statistics, around 1 in 8 people in the UK are ‘living in sin’ (as our grandparents used to call it).

Thursday, 27 October, 2016
Post-Brexit changes meeting with people above the EU and UK flags

One of the most anticipated trials of 2016 has concluded after three days of hearings.  Some of the best legal minds in the country, including a swathe of immigration lawyers and members of the public have listened to the case put forward against the UK government triggering Article 50 without the consent and authorisation of Parliament.

Friday, 21 October, 2016
Half of the India and British flags combined and painted over a cracked wall

With Article 50 set to be triggered by March 2017 and EU President, Donald Tusk making it clear that there is only “hard Brexit or no Brexit”, one would think UK Government would be striving to stay on the right side of India.

Thursday, 20 October, 2016
Girl in dentist chair with dentist looking at X-ray

David Davies, Conservative MP and Chairman of the House of Commons Welsh Affairs Select Committee has created an uproar by suggesting child migrants coming to the UK from Calais should have their teeth checked to confirm their ages.

Speaking yesterday, Mr Davies said dental checks or hand X-rays to check bone density should be used to check ages and stop Britain’s hospitality being abused.


Wednesday, 19 October, 2016
Indefinite Leave to remain application form

After many years of residing in the UK, building up a career, perhaps having a family and becoming an active member of your local community, it is only natural that you would want to formalise your right to live in Britain by applying for Indefinite Leave to Remain.

Friday, 14 October, 2016
Waitress holding three dishes

David Loewi, co-owner of the group behind high-end London restaurants Le Pont de la Tour, Coq D’Argent and Quaglino’s, who is also chairman of the Restaurant Association trade body has hit out at the UK government's increasingly hard-line immigration stance.

Speaking to the Guardian, Mr Loewi called the government’ recent rhetoric “retrograde” and “bonkers”.

Friday, 14 October, 2016
Cartoon hands from protesters with speech bubbles and loudspeakers

One Day Without Us. That is the name given to the proposed one-day strike by migrants planned for 20th February 2017 in response to Brexit.

The day of action has been billed as an opportunity to celebrate the contribution EU and non-EU migrants make to the social and economic landscape of the UK.

Thursday, 13 October, 2016

We are always happy to receive feedback from our clients about our legal services. These are some wonderful testimonial we just received from our Senior Immigration Caseworker, Hans Sok Appadu's clients:


Wednesday, 12 October, 2016
Male refugee seeking asylum with cardboard banner

Senior leaders from Jewish, Christian and Muslim faiths have signed a letter urging Prime Minister, Theresa May to allow nearly 400 refugee children asylum in UK before the "Jungle" migrant camp near Calais is demolished.

Meanwhile, a Red Cross report - No Place for Children - has said lone children with family in the UK are being left to fend for themselves because of bureaucracy.

Monday, 10 October, 2016
Cartoon piece of paper with "Tax" written on it

For entrepreneurs moving to the UK on a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) Visa, the issue of tax is both fundamentally important and confusing.  It can be difficult enough, even for the most commercially astute business people to understand the tax system of their own country, let alone that of a foreign jurisdiction.

Friday, 07 October, 2016
Chefs working on Asian cuisine in a crowded kitchen

The fishing industry in the Western Isles of Scotland is the latest market sector to bemoan the UK Government’s immigration policy.  Would-be Tier 1 Sponsor Licence holders state that fishing boats are being left tied up because owners simply cannot recruit the crew needed to man them.

Thursday, 06 October, 2016
Stacks of pound coins increasing

The First-tier Tribunal (immigration and asylum Chamber) Fees (Amendment) Order 2016 comes into force on 10th October 2016.  It amends the First-tier Tribunal (immigration and asylum Chamber) Fees Order 2011 and introduces a dramati

Monday, 03 October, 2016
Selection of EU Passports

EU nationals living in the UK will not have to send in their passport when applying online for a Registration Certificate or permanent residence Card using the EEA(QP) or EEA(PR) appli

Monday, 03 October, 2016
Two puzzle pieces representing Brexit

Finally, we have a date for Brexit. British Prime Minister, Theresa May revealed today that she will trigger Article 50 by March 2017.

It was also revealed that the Government will introduce a “Great Repeal Bill” to Parliament that aims to end the authority of European law in as soon as the country leaves the EU.

Monday, 03 October, 2016

OTS Solicitors’ Managing Partner Oshin Shahiean featured on Swiss RSI TV Channel

Thursday, 29 September, 2016

Britain has bounced back from Brexit doom and gloom and proved that it is still an excellent place for foreign investors and entrepreneurs to invest their capital in.

Wednesday, 28 September, 2016
Immigration Law

Businesses who hold a Sponsor Licence and rely on foreign workers on Tier 2 (General) or Intra-Company Transfer) Visas (ICT Visa) should be aware that a raft of changes are being proposed for April 2017 and they will have a serious impact on business immigration.

Monday, 26 September, 2016
Scrabble pieces spelling Brexit

In breaking news, Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Sir Alan Duncan has claimed that Boris Johnson never wanted Brexit.  In a BBC documentary, Sir Alan states that he believed the now foreign secretary, who is his current boss, wanted to lose narrowly and be the "heir apparent" to David Cameron.

Friday, 23 September, 2016
Refugees being escorted by soldiers

Refugee law has been heavily on the political agenda this week, both here in the UK and internationally.

Friday, 23 September, 2016