Half term is nearly here – and then the long, summer school holidays. If you are separated from your children’s other parent, negotiating contact can be stressful and upsetting. Without the routine of school and regular weekly activities, trying to satisfy both parents’ competing wishes for time with their children can be fraught with difficulty. Equally, it can be difficult if one parent is less willing to step up to their parenting responsibilities, but the other has work or other commitments to take into account.
If you are living apart from your husband or wife, in different countries, it can be very stressful. Alongside a raft of conditions that you must satisfy to be able to apply for a spouse visa to come to the UK, you will also have to satisfy the income requirements to obtain this form of visa.
Last year, our employment law solicitors in London reported on the scrapping of the Employment Tribunal fees.
During the initial disclosures made by the then Home Secretary Amber Rudd as the Windrush scandal broke, it was asserted that there was nothing to suggest that any members of the Windrush generation had been wrongly removed from the UK. Evidently, things have moved on, and the new Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, has reported provisional figures to the Home Affairs Select Committee suggesting that at least 63 people with the right to be in the UK as part of the Windrush generation may have been wrongly removed from the UK.
With the press full of the wedding of Prince Harry to American Meghan Markle, and news that she will apply for British Citizenship, other couples in transnational relationships must be wondering if there are lessons they can take from the relationship. In particular, whether there is some secret to coming to the UK as a fiancé, with a wedding planned (albeit not a royal wedding!).
The General Data Protection Regulation comes into force on 25th May 2018. Every business with employees, however small, will be affected – and the penalties for non-compliance with the GDPR are significant. Our team of UK employment lawyers has put together a list of 10 things employers need to know about GDPR, along with some action points to help you comply.
The recent wake of media and public attention on the difficulties of Caribbean migrants caused by the hostile or “compliant” environment, purposely created by Theresa May and continued by her successor Amber Rudd has come to boiling point.
“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.