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The NHS is facing a staffing crisis.  Following the EU referendum in 2016, fewer EEA nationals are coming to the UK to fill critical positions in Britain’s hospitals and GP surgeries.

Tuesday, 20 February, 2018


From all the Solicitors and teams at OTS Solicitors, we welcome everyone into the Chinese New Year, the Year of the Dog!

Friday, 16 February, 2018
Scales of Justice

Child abduction cases are among the most distressing types of family law matters the best solicitors in London have to deal with.  In Re C (children: anticipatory retention) the Supreme Court recently ruled on proceedings concerning a father's application, under The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, for the return of his children to Australia.   In arriving at its decision, the Supreme Court held that repudiatory retention in the context of c

Friday, 16 February, 2018
Judge Gavel

A 40-year-old victim of modern slavery has been granted leave to remain in the UK by the Court of Appeal.  This could lead to more victims being granted the right to remain in the UK.

Lord Justice Hickinbottom, Lord Justice Singh, and Lord Justice Patten concluded the Home Office’s decision to remove the victim (who cannot be named) was a breach of the government's obligations under the Council of Europe's Convention on Human Trafficking.

Thursday, 15 February, 2018
Bitcoin

A law firm in London has recently revealed it has dealt with three divorce cases where parties are demanding, for the first time, the disclosure of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ripple, and Ethereum.  A fourth case is said to be imminent and, as cryptocurrencies become more mainstream, they are likely to play a major part in financial settlements in the near future, according to London’s best family solicito

Thursday, 15 February, 2018
Brexit Puzzle

Having EU Citizenship is highly valuable.  That is why Tier 1 Investor Visa applicants and Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa holders are so focused on obtaining settlement in the UK by instructing the best immigration solicitors in London.  At present, not only does

Wednesday, 14 February, 2018
Director

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, South East Asia, Russia and the Middle East.

Tuesday, 13 February, 2018
Divorce

Years of experience as a family lawyer in London has taught me many things; mainly, divorce is difficult and painful enough without any unexpected or additional problems being thrown into the pot.  If you are in the process of filing for divorce or are seriously thinking of doing so, I have come up with a list of the four most common, ‘unexpected’ problems individuals ask me to advise them on.  I am sharing them with

Friday, 09 February, 2018
Piggy Bank

For many married couples, their pensions may be their biggest capital asset, second only to the family home.  If your marriage breaks down, it is crucial to understand how a pension will be valued, treated, and divided when it comes to working out a financial settlement.  A London family law solicitor can provide the best advice and representation when it comes to working out how your pension will be shared in a divorce

Friday, 09 February, 2018
EU GDPR

By Oshin Shahiean, of OTS Solicitors

An op-ed piece in the Guardian newspaper this morning by Claude Moraes, a Labour MEP representing London, and a Chair of the European parliament’s civil liberties, justice and home affairs committee has raised concerns that the Government may use the General Data Protection Act (GDPR) to create an even more ‘hostile environment’ for migrants.

Wednesday, 07 February, 2018
British Flag

An immigration white paper outlining Britain’s proposed post-Brexit immigration system will not be released until after the transition deal is completed.

Tuesday, 06 February, 2018
Brexit

Any doubts Theresa May had softened her attitude towards EEA migrants was well and truly debunked earlier this week when she stated EU citizens who arrive during the post-Brexit transition period must not have the same rights as those who came before Britain left the bloc.

Friday, 02 February, 2018
#MeToo

If you are experiencing domestic abuse, please contact https://www.refuge.org.uk/ or, if you are in immediate danger, please call 999.

Thursday, 01 February, 2018
Man and woman holding hands

For couples who have decided to move in together, the excitement is palpable.  It is a huge step forward in any relationship and no one ever expects to break up after making such a big commitment.  Therefore, why would you need a Cohabitation Agreement?

Wednesday, 31 January, 2018
Selection of pills

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, South East Asia, Russia and the Middle East.

Tuesday, 30 January, 2018
Timer running out

If you entered the UK on the Tier 1 General Visa, you have until 6th April 2018 to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR).  If you do not make submit your application for settlement before this date your right to settlement will be taken away, regardless of your circumstances.

Tuesday, 30 January, 2018
20 Fenchurch Street

Wealthy individuals from outside Europe looking to obtain British citizenship will find a very attractive route in the Tier 1 Investor Visa.  The more money invested, the quicker the route to settlement*.  London has always attracted high-net-worth people who seek the best immigrat

Friday, 26 January, 2018
Pregnant woman

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.

Thursday, 25 January, 2018
Personal Injury Claim Dispute

“There is a higher court than courts of justice and that is the court of conscience. It supersedes all other courts”.

Mahatma Gandhi

Monday, 22 January, 2018
Immigration bail

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, South East Asia, Russia and the Middle East.

Monday, 22 January, 2018
High Net Worth Divorce - Gavel and Money

By Jordana Adams of OTS Solicitors.

Earlier this week, you may have seen the documentary on BBC2, Millionaire’s Ex-Wives Club. The programme highlighted how acrimonious and bitter divorce can be when there are millions (or billions) of pounds at stake.

Monday, 22 January, 2018

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Thursday, 18 January, 2018
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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, South East Asia, Russia and the Middle East.

Wednesday, 17 January, 2018
Deadline For Renewing COS Allocations Looming

The deadline for renewing unrestricted Certificate of Sponsorship (COS) allocations is 6th April 2018 – don’t delay on meeting this important deadline.

Monday, 15 January, 2018
Domestic Violence

If you are in immediate danger, please call 999. You can also call the National Domestic Violence 24-hour helpline on freephone 0808 2000 247.

Monday, 15 January, 2018
India Flag

Britain and India have a long, complex relationship. Indians are the largest group of non-EU nationals who migrate to the UK.

The UK's Office for National Statistics (ONS) reported that 305,000 people born in India are estimated to have moved to the UK between July 2016 and June 2017, making India the most common migrant nationality in the country after EU countries of Poland, Romania and the Republic of Ireland. 

Monday, 15 January, 2018
Divorce

Co-parenting post separation is undoubtedly difficult and challenging, with dynamics changing and emotions highly charged and strained.  With the added complexities of separating childcare arrangements and physically sharing children with someone who may make you feel angry, hurt or distrustful, the circumstances can be incredibly hard to handle.  When one parent’s behaviour becomes so extreme and negative that it und

Thursday, 11 January, 2018
UK Houses of Parliament

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, South East Asia, Russia and the Middle East.

Thursday, 11 January, 2018
Divorce

Sharp v Sharp [2017] EWCA Civ 408

Short marriages that end in divorce can result in many questions involving the financial settlement.  If a couple has only been married a short period of time (five years or less), should there be an expectation that the presumption of equal division of assets and property applies?  In the Court of Appeal case of Sharp v Sharp [2017] EWCA Civ 408, it was ruled that marital assets should not be evenly split in such a scenario.

Tuesday, 09 January, 2018
Immigration Law

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, South East Asia, Russia and the Middle East.

Tuesday, 09 January, 2018

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Saturday, 06 January, 2018
Business building

R (Sri Prathinik Consulting Limited) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] EWHC 3204 (Admin)

Friday, 05 January, 2018
Split family

When a couple decide to end their marriage, the two most pressing questions are:

  1. How will we divide our finances; and
  2. What will happen to the children?

Thankfully, the family law system in the UK is designed to support couples make arrangements for their children following the breakdown of a marriage.  However, disputes can arise, sometimes years after the decree absolute has been granted.

Wednesday, 03 January, 2018
Lady Justice

By Oshin Shahiean and Hans Sok Appadu, of OTS Solicitors

Tuesday, 02 January, 2018
Divorce

If you want to move countries with your children after a divorce, it is not as simple as just jumping on a plane and waving goodbye to your old life.  Regardless of your reasons for wanting to relocate with your children after a divorce, your ex-spouse may be able to prevent you from moving.

Friday, 29 December, 2017
Man being picked from the bunch

If you have successfully acquired a UK Sponsor Licence and are looking to recruit workers from overseas in 2018, you need to understand that the Resident Labour Market Test (RLMT) is an imperative part of UK Sponsor Licence holder’s duties.  When recruiting talent from outside the

Friday, 29 December, 2017
Two men shaking hands

As the New Year looms, many business owners will be thinking about their staffing levels and how to ensure they have the talent needed to meet their 2018 business objectives.  If you already have a Tier 2 or 5 Sponsor Licence, this article will tell you all you need to know about applying for and issuing Certificates of Sponsorship (CoS). 

Wednesday, 27 December, 2017
British Citizenship stamp

R (Hysaj & Ors) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] UKSC 82

Friday, 22 December, 2017
Ring about divorce entry in dictionary

The festive period is normally a time for happiness and celebration when families come together. However, the stress and strain of Christmas can cause marriages which are already hanging by a thread to snap completely. For international families, the pressure of Christmas can be even more intense, especially for those trying to juggle family commitments in different countries.

Friday, 22 December, 2017
Padlock with EU Flag to signify GDPR

Anyone in business in the UK who collects or processes data from European Union citizens needs to be aware of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) which come into force on 25th May 2018.

Wednesday, 20 December, 2017

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