By Oshin Shahiean, managing partner and solicitor at OTS Solicitors
By Jordana Adams, solicitor at OTS Solicitors
Christmas is a time of year to think about our children. Not just what presents they may be receiving but about their lives and futures.
Many of the best Immigration Lawyers have long criticised the UK immigration system. It’s incredibly complex, the interface between applicants and case workers is often hard to navigate, and applications are often expensive and time consuming, not to mention the length of time it can take for decisions to be forthcoming.
Citizenship is one of those funny concepts, difficult for anyone who is not a top London immigration solicitor to define, but we all know that citizenship is important. It helps define us and who we are. In the UK, citizenship is gained through:
• Birth; or
• Parentage; or
Immigration Solicitors have been in the news for all the wrong reasons lately. Why?
As reported recently by the BBC, Immigration Solicitors in London have recently learned that over 1,000 children entitled to British passports have had their applications for renewal refused – because of a Home Office error.
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
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 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.
From all the Solicitors and teams at OTS Solicitors, we welcome everyone into the Chinese New Year, the Year of the Dog!
For many LGBT couples, surrogacy allows for the prospect of having a child of one’s own. Unfortunately, in certain jurisdictions, the law has not progressed fast enough to keep up with the changing nature of families and the increasing reliance on surrogacy as a method of becoming a parent.
R (Hysaj & Ors) v Secretary of State for the Home Department  UKSC 82
OTS Solicitors is highly recommended in the Legal 500 for immigration and human rights law. We have also been selected by the 2017 Global Excellence Awards as the Most Trusted in immigration law: UK. We provide the best legal advice to businesses and individuals throughout the UK and the Middle East.
OTS Solicitors is proud to announce it has been ranked in the Legal 500.
It is almost unprecedented that a firm established only two and half years ago has made it into this prestigious publication.
The All Party Parliamentary Group on Social Integration has released its report on the integration of immigrants in the UK. The report entitled: Integration Not Demonisation, argues the current immigration debate is hindering integration and calls for urgent action to build a more cohesive society.
Yesterday afternoon, MPs voted by a margin of 522 votes to 13 to hold a snap election on 8th June 2017.
Both Labour and the Liberal Democrats supported the move.
The Fixed Term Parliament Act allows for an early election if two-thirds of the House agrees.
The reasons for the snap election
At the Conservative Party conference in October 2016, the Home Secretary, Amber Rudd made some bold statements. One of these was that EU nationals who commit even the most minor of criminal offences will be deported and banned from the UK for up to 10 years.
Oshin Shahiean, Managing Partner of OTS Solicitors is interviewed by The American magazine regarding the newly inaugurated President Trump and the challenges US Citizens living in the UK and US might face:
Voters in towns and cities with large Muslim communities where there are concerns about election fraud will have to show their passports or driving licences before casting their ballot.
The Government has announced that voters will have to produce identification to vote to reduce the risk of "endemic corruption" and protect the democratic process.
A senior civil servant in the Department of Health has said patients may have to produce two forms of ID to receive some NHS care, following revelations that the NHS has “a lot further to go” to reclaim much of the money owed for treating overseas visitors.
NHS Trusts in England are legally obliged to check whether patients are eligible for free non-emergency NHS treatment and to recover any costs from overseas patients.
Recovering costs – the facts
By Oshin Shahiean of OTS Solicitors