Since the introduction of new immigration appeal rules in 2014, there has been very little said to elaborate on the concept of a ‘human rights claim’.
Wednesday, 02 May, 2018
In a recent blog we updated readers on the latest developments towards offering EU citizens settled status when the UK leaves the EU. There’s another side to the story though – and it’s one that links back to the Windrush effect: the settled status application leaves EU citizens at risk of the ‘hostile environment’ designed to make people in the UK illegally leave voluntarily.
Settled Status application rather than confirmation of rights
Tuesday, 01 May, 2018
Sajid Javid, the new Home Secretary, appointed yesterday following Amber Rudd’s resignation, is the first minority ethnic person to hold the post.
New Home Secretary expresses solidarity with the Windrush generation
Tuesday, 01 May, 2018
Justice Statue and Immigration Law Books

The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.” – John F. Kennedy

Sunday, 29 April, 2018
Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa Image

By Saida Ahmed, of OTS Solicitors

According to 2014 statistics, since the introduction of the Genuine entrepreneur Test in 2013, up to 50% of Tier 1 entrepreneur visa applications are refused. 

Saturday, 28 April, 2018
Ever since the UK voted to leave the EU, one of our biggest concerns as Immigration Lawyers in London has been the impact this will have on EU and EEA nationals living in the UK.
Friday, 27 April, 2018
As Home Secretary Amber Rudd faces increasing criticism over the treatment of the Windrush generation, one of our senior Immigration Lawyers, Jordana Adams, confirmed in an interview with LoveSport Radio that the existence of immigration removal targets for Voluntary Departures from the UK comes as no surprise.
Friday, 27 April, 2018
Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa Image

By Kasia Janucik, of OTS Solicitors

Friday, 27 April, 2018
Handshake to signify recruitment

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.

Thursday, 26 April, 2018
Jordana Adams, one of our senior Immigration Solicitors, has been interviewed on regarding the plight of the Windrush Generation.
Wednesday, 25 April, 2018
History will judge British Prime Minister, Theresa May and Home Secretary, Amber Rudd harshly for the plight of the Windrush generation.
Yesterday, Ms Rudd stated the Windrush generation will be granted British Citizenship as the government attempted to draw a line under the scandal by describing the Home Secretary’s apology as “just the first step”.
Wednesday, 25 April, 2018
The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has shut down Malik Law Chambers.  The immigration law practice has offices in London and Birmingham.
In a notice published yesterday, the SRA said it had reason to suspect dishonesty on the part of Dr Akbar Ali Malik and Imtiaz Ali. They are each subject to individual interventions along with the firm.  
Friday, 20 April, 2018
Legal Statue
The firm
Wednesday, 18 April, 2018
Judge Gavel

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 [2018] EWCA Civ 627 involved the Home Office appealing a decision from the High Court allowing the application for judicial review in relation to da

Tuesday, 17 April, 2018
UK and EU Flags

Almost a year to the day after British Prime Minister, Theresa May triggered Article 50, sending the UK on the path to exit the European Union (EU), the EU released a draft of the Brexit Divorce agreement.

Monday, 09 April, 2018
Oshin Shahiean Meets With London Mayor Sadiq Khan

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.

Friday, 06 April, 2018

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.

Friday, 06 April, 2018

Mr Paul Gulbenkian is an Emeritus immigration Tribunal Judge and crown court recorder who specialises in the field of immigration law.

Wednesday, 04 April, 2018
International Parents

In the case of London Borough of Tower Hamlets v D, E and F [2014] EWHC 3901 (Fam), the court observed that:

Wednesday, 04 April, 2018
EU Flag

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.

Tuesday, 03 April, 2018

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.

Thursday, 29 March, 2018

If you hold a Tier 1 General Visa, you have until 5th April to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR), as the route closes on the 6th April 2018.  Your immigration solicitor in London can provide you with the best advice for making an application for

Wednesday, 28 March, 2018

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

Thursday, 22 March, 2018

Onwuje v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] 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.

Tuesday, 20 March, 2018
Boot.Academy services for start-ups and Tier 1 Entrepreneurs

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.

Friday, 16 March, 2018
Judge Gavel

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.

Thursday, 15 March, 2018

The past few days have seen relations between the UK and Russia reach one of the lowest points since the cruise missile crisis in the 1980s.  London’s best Immigration Lawyers, and their Russian clients who are in the UK on a Tier 2 work visa or Tier 1 entrepreneur visa,

Thursday, 15 March, 2018
OTS Solicitors

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.

Wednesday, 14 March, 2018
Civil Partnership

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.

Monday, 12 March, 2018
Chancery Lane

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.

Friday, 09 March, 2018

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.

Thursday, 08 March, 2018
Business people shaking hands

During the application process for a Tier 1 entrepreneur visa, immigration officials will seek assurance from your business plan and interview that you have an understanding of UK employment law.  Part of the requirement for being granted an extension on your Tier 1

Thursday, 08 March, 2018

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.

Monday, 05 March, 2018

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 [2018] EWCA Civ 65, [2018] All ER (D) 04 (Feb) illustrates the value an immigration lawyer can bring to ensuring entry-clear

Monday, 05 March, 2018
Cohabitees organising paper work

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. 

Monday, 05 March, 2018
Theresa May

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.

Friday, 02 March, 2018
Man looking out of window

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”.

Thursday, 01 March, 2018
Commonwealth Flag

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.

Wednesday, 28 February, 2018