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
Prior to its withdrawal in December 2008, the Home Office had a seven-year policy concerning the settlement of children in the UK. The presumption was that if a child had spent seven years in this country, they should not be removed in the absence of any other countervailing factors, such as... Readmore
Clients of both residential and commercial conveyancing may be interested to read of plans by the Law Society, in conjunction with the global IT solutions specialist Mastek UK, to launch a dedicated conveyancing portal that is intended to make the management of the conveyancing process more... Readmore
1 December 2014 saw shared parental leave become law, meaning that for babies due on or after 5 April 2015, eligible women will be able to curtail their right to maternity leave so that their partner can take shared parental leave. 50 weeks' leave and 37 weeks' pay will be able to be shared by... Readmore
Clinical negligence used to be known as medical negligence, but the principles are much the same: it involves a patient taking their medical attendants to civil court for compensation. This is the first key detail that one should know about clinical negligence claims: the only award that can be... Readmore
With less than 4 months to go for the next general election whereby a potentially new government with a new Prime Minister may be elected, including a change of Members of Parliament representing their constituencies, one of the main topics discussed by the candidates is if the United Kingdom... Readmore
Landmark case reconfirms that the Home Office bears the burden of proof to show that refusals and curtailments have been ‘effectively served’
As the law previously stood, 8ZA and 8ZB of the Immigration (Leave to Enter and Remain) (Amendment) Order 2013, stated that the Home Office merely... Readmore
The Human Rights Act 1998 brought into English law the European Convention on Human Rights 1950, enshrining such fundamental human rights as freedom from unlawful detention, or as it is also referred to, the right to liberty and security (Article 5 ECHR). This legislation states that with the... Readmore
Japanese students with plans to enrol at a British university might have previously - on being accepted for a place - used the TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) or TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) tests in order to obtain a student visa. Now, however, Britain has... Readmore
Family members who are originally from outside Europe but who have valid rights of residence in the European Union (EU) cannot be made subject to a blanket visa requirement by Britain, according to a recent European court of justice ruling.
Amid attempts by the British government to restrict EU... Readmore