The great disappointment for many of those involved in immigration law with regard to the Immigration Act 2014 was its devastating cutting of appeal rights, with the Government proudly declaring a reduction in appeal rights from 17 to three.
The headline news is that from now on, there will only... Readmore
Even those who consider themselves fairly abreast of the latest developments in UK immigration law may have missed the quiet tightening up of the criteria for granting British citizenship with regard to 'good character', applicable to decisions taken on or after 11th December 2014.
Although the... Readmore
Many clients of the commercial property services of Farani Taylor will note with interest the latest RICS commercial market survey, which indicates an increase in demand for this category of property at almost its fastest pace since 1998, leading to significantly heightened investment in new... Readmore
In an era in which more and more people are seemingly filing their own divorce papers, there also appears to be a greater epidemic of people completing such forms incorrectly - losing valuable time in the process. Even one minor error in a divorce petition can result in it being refused, so it is... Readmore
Those holding or applying for Tier 2 visas should take note that most of the sponsorship licences are due for renewal, and coinciding with this, the Home Office is visiting all businesses that are currently Tier 2 licensed. Changes affecting Tier 2 and other UK visas were announced to take effect... Readmore
In European cases, it is now possible for Europeans settled in the UK to sponsor non-European Union (EU) family members from countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA), such as Pakistan or India. The rules on visa applications to bring extended family to live in the UK vary depending on the... Readmore
The UK government has proudly claimed that "Britain is open for business", but are also eager to ensure that entrepreneurs attracted from abroad are well-positioned to make a positive lasting contribution to the national economy. This explains why the government has recently toughened up the... Readmore
The Immigration Act 2014 has brought in many crucial changes to UK immigration law. One of these changes came into force from 2 March as full appeal rights for immigration applications under the Points Based System, or PBS, were ended.
Under the terms of the Immigration Act 2014, appeal rights... Readmore
Many medical businesses are preparing to register to offer services of diagnosing whiplash injuries for solicitors tackling soft tissue injury claims. However, under plans recently revealed by the Ministry of Justice, they could have to pay as much as £75,000 to do so - and this has provoked... Readmore
Lawyers have reportedly recently rushed to file civil claims to beat the introduction of a new, more costly charging regime for civil courts. The new fees, which came into force on 9 March, were announced just weeks earlier and have been roundly criticised by the legal profession.
The court... Readmore