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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.

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.

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.

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.

Monday, 27 April, 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.

The first drop-in client webinar on employment law will take place on Thursday the 30th April at 13:30 In order to register for this free online event please click the link below:

Friday, 24 April, 2020

Immigration solicitors know that many employers are exhausted with dealing with the impact of Covid-19 on their business, are weary of Brexit and wonder just how much more change their business can cope with. The reality is that more change is on the horizon.

Friday, 24 April, 2020

UK ancestry visas aren’t widely talked about but immigration solicitors say that if you meet the eligibility criteria then the ancestry visa offers a flexible entry route into the UK. The ancestry visa can lead to UK settlement. In this blog we look at the eligibility criteria for a UK ancestry visa and application process.

Friday, 24 April, 2020

All of us at OTS Solicitors in London want to show our appreciation to those of you employed in the National Health Service battling to help Londoners during the Covid-19 outbreak. As lawyers we thought of a ‘Covid-19 NHS Free Legal Services Helpline’ as our way to say thank you.

If you are a NHS employee/parent, child or spouse of an NHS employee and you need legal advice on:

Wednesday, 22 April, 2020

As immigration and divorce solicitors we are always saddened when we are told that a husband, wife or civil partner has stayed in an unhappy marriage or civil partnership for years, thinking that they had no choice if they wanted to stay in the UK. There are choices and in this blog we answer some of your most frequently asked questions about immigration and divorce in the UK.    

Wednesday, 22 April, 2020

If your business is contemplating applying for a sponsor licence for the first time then the whole Home Office application process can seem a bit intimidating.

Wednesday, 22 April, 2020

Applying for a Home Office sponsor licence may be on your "to do" list but with Brexit, the end of free movement and the introduction of the new points based immigration system on the 1 January 2021, you may be thinking what is the rush?

Tuesday, 21 April, 2020

There has probably never been a more frightening time to be in immigration detention in the UK. Even if you are not classed as "vulnerable" because of an underlying health condition, such as asthma, living in close quarters with others isn’t what any of us would choose to do during a global viral pandemic.

Tuesday, 21 April, 2020

OTS Solicitors are the winners of the SME News award for ‘London immigration and Family Law Firm of the year 2020’.

Monday, 20 April, 2020

The landlord and tenant team at OTS Solicitors have had lots of worried calls from tenants wanting to know if their landlord can evict them during the Covid-19 pandemic and what they can and should do. In this blog we look at the latest guidance on evictions and coronavirus.

Thursday, 16 April, 2020

COVID-19 update: A message from OTS Solicitors - We have online advanced infrastructure, processes and safeguards to allow our solicitors to function fully remotely so clients continue to be served without disruption. Existing and new clients are offered a digital consultation option so call 0203 959 9123 to arrange an appointment via our online platform, skype or telephone conferencing.

Wednesday, 15 April, 2020

By Stephen Slater, Senior Caseworker & In-House Advocate at OTS Solicitors

Tuesday, 14 April, 2020

OTS Solicitors has been dealing with many clients who have received a letter from the Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) informing them of the intention to revoke their driving licence.

 

It is certainly very upsetting news for the clients but what is important to note is all of them have something in common: they are facing revocation of their British Citizenship.

Thursday, 09 April, 2020

Sponsorship Licence

“It is a no brainer that Small or Medium Enterprises (SMEs) that do not have a sponsorship licence should consider applying now if they want to sponsor skilled migrants, which will include people from the European Union, from January 2021.” 

- Hans Sok Appadu, Head of business immigration Team at OTS Solicitors.

Wednesday, 08 April, 2020

If you are in the UK on a fiancée visa then you are probably feeling guilty that one of your major worries during the global Covid 19 pandemic is the effect of coronavirus on your wedding plans and your immigration status. In this blog we look at fiancée visas and coronavirus.  

Wednesday, 08 April, 2020

Calls for release of UK’s Immigration detainees

Tuesday, 07 April, 2020

COVID-19 update: A message from OTS Solicitors - We have online advanced infrastructure and safeguards to enable our solicitors to work remotely so clients continue to be served without disruption. Existing and new clients are offered a digital consultation option so call 0203 959 9123 to arrange an appointment via our online platform, skype or telephone conferencing.

Friday, 03 April, 2020

Coronavirus message from OTS Solicitors - We have online advanced infrastructure, processes and safeguards to allow our solicitors to function fully remotely so clients continue to be served without disruption. Existing and new clients are offered a digital consultation option so call 0203 959 9123 to arrange an appointment via our online platform, skype or telephone conferencing.

Thursday, 02 April, 2020

COVID-19 update:

Wednesday, 01 April, 2020

immigration Caseworker Sanae Sahebjalal has recently had a significant successful outcome in the First-Tribunal matters.

Tuesday, 31 March, 2020

By Stephen Slater, Senior Lawyer at OTS Solicitors

COVID-19 update:

Tuesday, 31 March, 2020

As London immigration solicitors working remotely and online in a global coronavirus pandemic it has been hard to find positive news about immigration law but the Home Office announcement about a delay in asylum accommodation evictions is a bit of positive news.

COVID-19 update:

Monday, 30 March, 2020

When you are engaged to be married you want to be able to live in the same country as your fiancé.

Wednesday, 25 March, 2020

We are all rightly worried about how Covid 19 may affect our friends, families and loved ones.

Wednesday, 25 March, 2020

Every year the student visa team at OTS Solicitors work really hard to get Student Visas through for students wanting to come to the UK to study on Tier 4 visas. We are always proud when students report back on their exam results and send us pictures of themselves in their graduation robes.

Wednesday, 18 March, 2020

As London employment law solicitors we are in the fortunate position of being able to switch to remote working and client consultations, almost at the press of a button because we already had the infrastructure, processes and safeguards in place to enable our solicitors to work remotely. We’ve also offered a digital consultation option for several years via our online platform, skype or telephone conferencing.

Wednesday, 18 March, 2020

It can be beyond frustrating waiting for the Home Office UK Visa and citizenship Application Services (UKVCAS) to process your Indefinite Leave to Remain application.

Tuesday, 17 March, 2020

If you are in the UK on a spouse visa the route to settlement in the UK can be long and a very confusing journey for some.

Tuesday, 17 March, 2020

If you have come to the UK hoping to make a new life for yourself then being told by the Home Office that you can't stay in the UK can be devastating news. It could be that your visa extension application has been refused or you have been told you can't switch to a different type of visa.

Tuesday, 17 March, 2020

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