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UK employers and their employees are having a torrid time with fears over the UK economy and the impact on business because of Brexit and the passage of the Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill through parliament.

Monday, 13 July, 2020

Whilst most immigration lawyers were contemplating what the third reading and the passing of the Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill on the 30 June 2020 would mean for the future of UK immigration, the government swiftly moved on from the subject of the EU and Brexit to tackle the equally tricky topic of British citizenship for residents of Hong Kong.

Thursday, 02 July, 2020

The message coming from the government on Covid-19 is that it is back to business and back to work, whilst following the government guidance on ‘’staying alert’’ for the pernicious and invisible coronavirus. However, in a move welcomed by tenant law solicitors, the government has extended its Covid-19 protection for renters for an additional two months. The protection was due to end on the 25 June 2020 and has been extended until the 23 August 2020.

Landlord and tenant solicitors

Thursday, 02 July, 2020

In light of the Secretary of States decision to offer five years residence to British National (Overseas) passport holders OTS Solicitors sets out the three existing routes to British citizenship open to BN(O)s.

Wednesday, 01 July, 2020

UK employers and their employees are having a torrid time with fears over the UK economy and the impact on business because of either Brexit or Covid-19 and the financial fall out. For employers who sponsor Tier 2 (General) visa workers it is best to keep on top of changing sponsor licence requirements and reporting duties.

Tuesday, 30 June, 2020

From handmade signs to professional notices and protective screens, everyone is trying to get back to the business of work so that the damage to the UK economy isn’t as devastating as feared. In this blog we look at the obligations of commercial landlords and tenants in getting commercial premises ready to welcome back employees, customers and clients.

Landlord and tenant solicitors

Monday, 29 June, 2020

Writing a blog on the latest news on UK immigration and Covid-19 is difficult , even for London immigration solicitors, as the changes to UK immigration  policy and practices are changing daily, sometimes news is released more than once a day. Accordingly this blog is up to date today but for advice on your particular immigration situation or query please call us on 0203 959 9123 or complete our online enquiry form

Thursday, 25 June, 2020

It was a case that was being followed closely by Landlord and tenant solicitors and yesterday the court of appeal ruled in the case of Trecarrell House Limited and Patricia Rouncefield [2020] EWCA Civ 760. The appeal court judges found in favour of the landlord and held that a landlord can serve a Section 21 eviction notice on a tenant when a Gas Safety Certificate has been served after the tenancy has begun. In this blog we look at the case and the implications for landlord and tenants.

Friday, 19 June, 2020

OTS Solicitors will be launching a live webinar on Wednesday 24th June to present in detail the effects and changes of Covid-19 on the UK Immigration system. We will be discussing a variety of topics and accepting questions from the audience on all aspects of the recent changes to immigration policy.

To Register for this event please follow the link below: 

Thursday, 18 June, 2020

When you enter the UK on a Tier 2 (General) visa it can seem as if it will be years until you can apply to settle in the UK. That may be true but it is best to know how to go about applying for Tier 2 Indefinite Leave to Remain  in the UK.

Indefinite Leave to Remain solicitors

Monday, 15 June, 2020

Immigration lawyers for spouse visas are often told by those who are in the UK on a spouse visa that however happy the marriage they never feel one hundred percent settled in the UK until they have ‘long term’ status.

Monday, 15 June, 2020

When you are in a long distance relationship, whether it is UK to the Philippines or UK to India, the priority for most couples is to sort out a UK partner visa so you can reunite and spend time together as a family. In this blog we explain how you can best secure a UK partner visa.

UK partner visa solicitors 

Friday, 12 June, 2020

When you receive a spouse visa

Friday, 12 June, 2020

In the UK, Boris Johnson has said BN (O) passport holders in Hong Kong may be given a new pathway to British citizenship if the Chinese government passes new security laws affecting Hong Kong. Politicians seem to love abbreviations but that doesn’t help you if you are in Hong Kong and wondering if you have BN (O) and, if you have it, what it may entitle you to. In this blog we look at what the term BN (O) means and the implications for you if you are a BN (O) living in Hong Kong.

Friday, 05 June, 2020

In collaboration with our guest speaker Mr Andrew Wilson Head of Employment Law and HR Services at THSP Risk Management, Teni Shahiean of OTS Solicitors is delighted to announce another webinar.

The webinar will take place on June 10th 2020 01:00 PM

Register for this event through the link below: 

Friday, 05 June, 2020

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Tuesday, 02 June, 2020

In these tough financial times it is important that buy to let property portfolio holders look at every option to reduce overheads and maximise returns. In this blog we look at the option of owning a buy to let property portfolio personally or within a limited company.

Buy to let property solicitors

Tuesday, 02 June, 2020

In collaboration with leading set of London barrister’s chambers, The 36 Group, Teni Shahiean of OTS Solicitors is delighted to announce another free webinar for employers.

The drop-in client webinar on employment law will take place on Thursday the 11th June at 12:00.

To register please click the following link:

Tuesday, 02 June, 2020

The death of your partner is devastating but the immigration and private client Wills and tax lawyers at OTS Solicitors know just how hard it can be to grieve for the loss of a loved one when you are worried about whether you will be able to stay in the UK and, as well as losing your

Friday, 29 May, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has triggered an immense economic and social fallout, the full effects of which won't be known for some time. However UK employers with Home Office sponsor licences don’t have the luxury of time as they need urgent clear immigration and employment law advice on how Covid-19 will impinge on their business and HR practices.

Tuesday, 26 May, 2020

When it comes to immigration and the impact of Covid-19 there are daily developments. That isn’t surprising as in a global pandemic, with a UK government imposed lockdown and an economic recession, the pace and scale of changes affecting immigration are fast and furious. In this article we look at some of the recent Covid-19 immigration developments for individuals.

UK immigration solicitors

Friday, 22 May, 2020

It isn’t that long ago that we reported on the introduction of the Start-up visa and Innovator visa. These visas were introduced as part of the government campaign to attract the ‘’brightest and best’’ to set up business in the UK. The government has announced changes to the eligibility criteria for the Start-up and the Innovator visa. These changes will come into force on the 4 June 2020.

Wednesday, 20 May, 2020

The government has announced changes to the eligibility criteria for the sole representative visa. These Immigration Rule changes will be implemented on the 4 June 2020. Sole representative visa solicitors say that if you have a sole representative visa application that is ready to be submitted to the Home Office it is best to do so before the 4 June 2020 deadline. Any applications submitted before the 4 June will be determined on the current sole representative visa eligibility criteria.

Wednesday, 20 May, 2020

The Landlord and tenant team at OTS Solicitors are receiving enquiries from tenants of licensed commercial premises worried that their landlords are trying to evict them through forfeiture of their leases. With the news that pubs and licensed premises are likely to be the last to be given the go ahead to re-open by the government, in this blog we look at Covid-19 and possession of commercial premises.

Landlord and tenant Solicitors

Tuesday, 19 May, 2020

The Sole Representative of an Overseas Business visa category may be the ideal business immigration route if you are intending to expand your business venture into the UK.

Tuesday, 19 May, 2020

As London immigration solicitors we know that the story doesn’t end with your first visa and entry into the UK, whether that is on a Turkish business person’s visa, a Tier 2 (General) visa or start-up visa. What visa applicants want to know is whether their visa entry will lead to settlement in the UK and to Indefinite Leave to Remain and how long it will take. In this blog we look at settlement after entry into the UK on a Turkish business person visa or Ankara Agreement visa.

Monday, 18 May, 2020

The House of Commons released a report on the 12 May providing more information and analysis on the new points based immigration system due to come into effect on the 1 January 2021. In this blog we look at the new visa categories and answer your questions on why employers need to apply for a sponsorship licence.

UK immigration solicitors   

Monday, 18 May, 2020

 

Tune-in to the latest Ideas for Malaysia podcast with OTS Solicitors discussing the impact of Brexit on Malaysian Student

Thursday, 14 May, 2020
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Wednesday, 13 May, 2020

There is a lot of interest being expressed in the Turkish business visa. The provisions of the Ankara agreement provide a special visa route into the UK for eligible Turkish nationals. In this blog we look at the basics of applying for a Turkish business person’s visa and answer your questions.

Turkish business visa solicitors

Wednesday, 13 May, 2020

With Covid-19 domestic violence is in the news, for all the wrong reasons. Sadly, with the coronavirus lockdown there has been a real surge in incidents of domestic abuse.

Monday, 11 May, 2020

In collaboration with leading set of London barrister’s chambers, The 36 Group, Teni Shahiean of OTS Solicitors is delighted to announce a free employment law webinar for employers.

The drop-in client webinar on employment law will take place on Monday the 11th May at 14:00.

In order to register for this free online event please click the link below:

Wednesday, 06 May, 2020

Many people fear the financial effects of Covid-19 as much as the disease itself. Landlords are worried about the potential drop in value of property portfolios and the inability to secure a return from their rental property as some tenants are unable to afford to pay their rent. In these worrying financial times we look at whether landlords can secure possession of tenanted property.

Online landlord and tenant solicitors

Tuesday, 05 May, 2020
By Tomor Bahja, a leading human rights and immigration barrister regularly instructed by OTS Solicitors in judicial review proceedings, and immigration and human rights cases in the first tier tribunal, upper tribunal and High Court.

 

Monday, 04 May, 2020

A landlord is under a contractual obligation to carry out repairs to a tenanted property in accordance with the terms of the tenancy agreement. In addition, a landlord has to meet minimum safety requirements for tenanted properties set out in legislation and regulations. However, Covid-19 and lockdown has effected both the ability of landlords to repair and the willingness of tenants to allow access. In this blog we look at how a landlord‘s repair obligations are effected by Covid-19.

Monday, 04 May, 2020

In collaboration with leading set of London barrister’s chambers, The 36 Group, the landlord and tenant team at OTS Solicitors are delighted to announce a free landlord and tenant law webinar.

The drop-in client webinar on landlord and tenant law will take place on Thursday the 7 May.

Monday, 04 May, 2020

Landlords never cease to be amazed by how some tenants will go through their entire tenancy without calling them or the letting agent to sort out repairs whilst other tenants manage to find a repair that needs to be carried out on an almost weekly basis. Even experienced landlords say that you can't accurately vet your prospective tenants to try and find the right tenant as landlords want to keep their properties in a good state of repair they prefer to avoid tenants who make repeat minor call outs.

Friday, 01 May, 2020
Employment law informational video for employees and employers

Many employees, employers and HR directors are overwhelmed by all the recent changes in employment law whilst also feeling isolated as they are unable to attend seminars and training events during the Covid-19 lock down.

Thursday, 30 April, 2020

If you need legal advice about any aspect of landlord and tenant law or personal immigration law then the landlord and tenant and personal immigration law teams at OTS Solicitors can help you.

Monday, 27 April, 2020

You often hear reports in the press about separated or divorced parents where one parent wants to take their child abroad to live after their divorce and the other parent objects. As immigration solicitors we also advise our international clients where, after a separation or divorce, a parent wants to settle in the UK with their child.

Monday, 27 April, 2020

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