A Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) Visa offers the opportunity for successful entrepreneurs to develop a start-up business in the UK whilst enjoying the world-class housing, educational and lifestyle opportunities the country has to offer. Our team of highly experienced and qualified solicitors can assist you in applying for an Entrepreneur Visa and guide you through all the steps necessary for a stress-free move to the United Kingdom.

Saturday, 22 August, 2015

The United Kingdom has always been a favourite market for foreign investors, and conditions have never been more favourable for businesses and individuals to invest their wealth and expand their commercial opportunities.

In June 2015, the Office for National Statistics reported the UK economy grew faster than expected, growing by 0.4 per cent, compared to the 0.3 per cent initially estimated.  For 2014 as a whole, economic growth was revised up to 3 percent from percent. That marked the fastest rate of economic growth since 2006.

Sunday, 16 August, 2015

The client in this case was a Nigerian national who approached our firm after his previous applications for leave to remain on Article 8 grounds had been refused. The basis of his application, while resting on grounds of family and private life, was that the client feared persecution due to his sexual identity (Homosexual male) and feared that returning to Nigeria would mean persecution for him and his family members.  

Tuesday, 11 August, 2015

By Hans Sok Appadu LLB, LLM of OTS Solicitors

Important dates for Tier 4 Visa Applicant

3 August 2015 & 12 November 2015

Wednesday, 29 July, 2015

The fast track detention system has been temporarily suspended after the Court of Appeal ordered the Government to suspend the process after the High Court ruled the system was unlawful and contained structural unfairness.

What Does This Mean In Practice?

Monday, 20 July, 2015

By Oshin Shahiean of OTS Solicitors

Earlier this week the Royal College of Nursing sounded out an alarming warning to the UK Government that the new Immigration Rules due to come into force in April 2016 could cause chaos for the NHS.

Friday, 26 June, 2015
London Spouse Visa Solicitor

By Teni Shahiean of OTS Solicitors

Monday, 22 June, 2015

Hana Zewdu v SSHD – Opening the Door for Compensation for Home Office Delays

The case of Hana Zewdu v SSHD - CO/6067/2013, decided late last week, finally put a nail in the coffin to the decision by the High Court in AB v Home Office, where it was held that a claimant was not entitled to damages in cases involving the Home Office failing to act in accordance with its EU obligations.

Sunday, 14 June, 2015

In a new Home Office policy human rights Applications refused before 6 April 2015 may fall within the criteria for reconsideration leading to a possible right of appeal before the First Tier Tribunal.

Thursday, 04 June, 2015

Are you separated from a loved one? Do you want to help your parents or other dependant adult relatives join you in the UK? At OTS Solicitors our immigration department provides highly specialised advice on overcoming the challenges many families face for their dependant relative to be granted entry clearance to the UK.

Sunday, 31 May, 2015
HM Courts and Tribunal Services Immigration Act 2014 Changes to Appeals

Recent changes to the immigration Act 2014 reflect the Home Office’s intention to streamline the review process for applications for leave to remain. Following the immigration Act 2014 there have been various transitional enactments to bring this legislation into effect.

Tuesday, 19 May, 2015

By Teni Shahiean, Principal Solicitor

Monday, 11 May, 2015

With net migration approaching 300,000, the need to control immigration in such a way that will most benefit the United Kingdom continues to be a hotly debated topic. On the 25th of February further immigration rule changes were announced by the Secretary of State for The Home Department (SSHD). These changes came into effect on 6th of April 2015 and will impact on a wide variety of groups.

Tuesday, 28 April, 2015

As a legal professional I consider it my duty to speak in opposition of everything that disrespects the rule of law. Few days ago the Xue v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2015] EWHC 825 (Admin) (31 March 2015) case came to my attention. I do not plan to examine or comment on this particular case, neither do I intend to make an observation on the immigration policies currently in place in the United Kingdom. What I seek to do, is speak about a direction in the public policy that can have treacherous results.

Thursday, 23 April, 2015

With the recent introduction of the immigration Act 2014 the Secretary of State is given even further power to restrict access to healthcare to migrants by requiring non-EEA migrants seeking leave to enter, leave to remain or entry clearance to pay a compulsory upfront

Tuesday, 07 April, 2015

Together with numerous changes brought to life by the immigration Act 2014 that affect immigrants, some of its provisions have a significant impact for a broad segment of UK population.

Starting from April 2015 the section 22 of this act came to force nationwide affecting the landlord and tenants alike.

Tuesday, 07 April, 2015

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

Tuesday, 24 March, 2015

immigration analysis: Dr Lusine Navasardyan, an Immigration specialist in the corporate and business immigration departments at OTS Solicitors, discusses what challenges the EU and its member states are facing in relation to migrants and describes how the lack of EU solidarity and willingness to share responsibility are serving to compound the problem.

Thursday, 19 March, 2015

According to a BBC News report from yesterday immigration Minister James Brokenshire has set his sight on what he had qualified as "loophole" that allows non-British EU citizens to bring in a spouse without being subject to the Government's requirements on minimum earnings.

Sunday, 08 March, 2015

In recent years, there have been a number of high profile stories reporting increasing levels of female refugees in detention. As stated in these high profile stories, female refugees use to be spectators hovering on the periphery streets of London but today are hard core victims of male abuse in detention centres by staff. As female “refugees”, woman are seen to be vulnerable, they come from countries where they have been raped, imprisoned or tortured.

Sunday, 22 February, 2015

As anticipated Advocate General Szpunar leaves no doubt in his EEA immigration legal advice and opinion published on 21 May 2014 which deals with the scope of the UK’s power to control it’s borders and the powers granted to it by Article 1 of Protocol 20 (on Application of Article 26 of the Treaty of the Functioning of the European Union to the UK and to Ireland) and Article 35 of the Citizenship

Monday, 09 February, 2015

‘In some parts of the world national security has on occasions been used as an excuse for all sorts of infringements of individual liberty. But not in England.’ 

– Lord Denning in  R v. SSHD ex p Hosenball [1977] 1 WLR 766

Saturday, 07 February, 2015

The politics of EU migration 

Original news 

Concerns raised over Cameron's migrant plans, LNB News 17/10/2014 42 

Daily Telegraph, 17 October 2014: Senior EU diplomats have cast doubts over the Prime Minister's plans to limit the number of migrants entering the UK. David Cameron is said to be looking for an 'emergency brake' to be built into EU migration rules on that would allow Downing Street to block new arrivals if numbers had reached a set level.

Saturday, 07 February, 2015

This article was first published on Lexis®Library on 12 December 2014. Click here to read the article: The politics of EU migration

Friday, 12 December, 2014

‘In some parts of the world national security has on occasions been used as an excuse for all sorts of infringements of individual liberty. But not in England.’

– Lord Denning in R v. SSHD ex p Hosenball [1977] 1 WLR 766

Wednesday, 28 May, 2014

In this section of our website we would like to introduce you to who we are, what this section of our website aims to provide, and how it will benefit you, your organisation, and the legal community as a whole.

Monday, 26 May, 2014

Following an appointment with a client before Christmas, Teni Shahiean, a Solicitor at this firm, was informed of text messages and telephone calls her client had been receiving from Capita, a professional services company contracted by UK Border Agency to find and remove illegal immigrants in the UK. Following a conversation with Capita, the client’s matter was resolved and the text messages and calls have ceased.

Wednesday, 24 April, 2013