Latest News about Immigration Tribunal Appeals

By Oshin Shahiean, managing partner at OTS Solicitors 
 
Tuesday, 12 February, 2019

Back in May 2018, Immigration appeal solicitors welcomed the announcement that the Home Office had set up a team dedicated to reviewing cases where appeals had been pending for more than 20 weeks. The announcement came in response to revelations of excessive waiting times – of up to 12 months between the date of decision and the date of the Immigration appeal hearing.

Monday, 30 July, 2018

We are delighted to announce that our Legal 500 recommended Immigration law team has recently secured a rare victory in an in-country Adult Dependant Relative appeal.

Monday, 30 July, 2018

During the initial disclosures made by the then Home Secretary Amber Rudd as the Windrush scandal broke, it was asserted that there was nothing to suggest that any members of the Windrush generation had been wrongly removed from the UK.

Friday, 18 May, 2018

It is with great anticipation and pleasure that we can let you know that due to our rapid growth and expansion we have now taken further offices in Chancery Lane.  Please note that from the 12th of March 2018 we will see all of our clients at our new offices located at 25 Southampton Buildings WC2A 1AL.

Your loyal business and support is one of the main reasons why we have grown so rapidly over the years. We look forward to seeing you at our new address.

Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have concerning the new location or our services.

Thursday, 08 March, 2018
OTS Solicitors Ranked In The Legal 500


OTS Solicitors is proud to announce it has been ranked in the Legal 500.


It is almost unprecedented that a firm established only two and half years ago has made it into this prestigious publication.

Thursday, 12 October, 2017
Judge Gavel

As 2016 draws to a close, we take a look at some of the most important cases decided in the latter half of 2016 and what they mean for migrants in the UK.

Deportation cases decided by the Supreme Court

Makhlouf v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Northern Ireland) [2016] All ER (D) 93 (Nov) (16 November 2016)

Thursday, 22 December, 2016
Stacks of pound coins increasing

The First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) Fees (Amendment) Order 2016 comes into force on 10th October 2016.  It amends the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) Fees Order 2011 and introduces a dramati

Monday, 03 October, 2016

Our client, KK, a national of Lebanon arrived to the UK in 2007 with his wife and two young children. He came as a work permit holder. During his stay in the UK, the employer became insolvent and the business was continued under different company. Our client was not correctly advised at the time of his obligations to inform the Home Office of his change of employer and carried on with his activities.

Monday, 22 August, 2016

Our client, Mr BH, is an Egyptian citizen. He brought a claim under s.82(1) of the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 for entry clearance in order to join his father, who was also an Egyptian refugee.

Friday, 10 June, 2016

The Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration has issued a series of criticisms about the effectiveness and independence of the administrative review processes introduced following the removal of various rights of appeal under the Immigration Act 2014.

Wednesday, 01 June, 2016
Immigration Appeals against Home Office Decisions

By Oshin Shahiean of OTS Solicitors

Wednesday, 18 May, 2016

In a move to avoid defeat in the House of Commons, David Cameron has agreed that Britain will take in unaccompanied child migrants from Greece, Italy and France.
 
The exact number Britain will accept is unknown but the number is expected to be in the thousands.  Local bodies will be consulted to discuss how many migrant children can be resettled.

Wednesday, 04 May, 2016
Immigration Judicial Review Justice

Since April 2015, an increasing number of applicants have been denied a right of appeal from Points-Based Immigration decisions to Adult Dependant, Spouse Visas, ILR applicants, and various visitor visas applicants.

Tuesday, 03 May, 2016

Yesterday the Government published a consultation paper proposing new fees for proceedings in the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) and Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber)

Friday, 22 April, 2016

In a recent amendment to the The Civil Proceedings, Family Proceedings and Upper Tribunal Fees (Amendment) Order 2016, Immigration Judicial Review Application fees will be increased significantly. 

The increase will affect the following applications made in the course of a Judicial Review case:

Friday, 18 March, 2016
Teni Shahiean on BBC Two’s Victoria Derbyshire impact of a Brexit on immigration

Teni Shahiean, managing partner and Immigration law specialist at OTS Solicitors, appeared on BBC Two’s Victoria Derbyshire this morning to discuss the impact of a Brexit on Immigration.

Thursday, 03 March, 2016

In a decision that has outraged the country and launched a petition being widely circulated on social media, the British Government has ordered that a frail 92-year-old must pack her bags and return to her native South Africa on Tuesday.

Myrtle Cothill, who has heart problems, who is losing her eyesight and cannot walk unaided, is looked after by her only daughter, Mary Wills, in Poole, Dorset.

Friday, 19 February, 2016

- By Oshin Shahiean of OTS Solicitors

If you are settled in the UK and wish to bring an elderly parent into the country so you can help take care of them, the difficulty of obtaining an Adult Dependent Relative (ADR) Visa for them is likely to leave you reeling in shock.

Thursday, 28 January, 2016
Bisexual Jamaican Asylum Seeker Wins Right To Stay In The UK Flag

After a three and a half year battle with the Home Office, a bisexual Asylum seeker from Jamaica has won the right to stay in the UK.

Tuesday, 26 January, 2016

One of the most important principles of English justice is that everyone, no matter how rich, how poor, irrespective of religion, race or creed, is entitled to a fair hearing in a court of law.

It has long been recognised as essential for the rule of law that people believe they will be fairly heard and judged in court. This principle was first documented in the Magna Carta which, in 1215, set out in the name of the king that, ‘to no one will we sell, to no one will we refuse or delay, right or justice’. 

Sunday, 17 January, 2016

By Oshin Shahiean of OTS Solicitors

In two weeks time, on 1st February 2016, all private landlords will have an obligation to check perspective tenants’ Immigration status before they allow them to let their property.

Friday, 15 January, 2016

Mr B was a Nigerian national with four dependents, (a wife and three children).  The entire family had overstayed their visa and were facing deportation.

Saturday, 19 December, 2015

Thirty-six hours after suggesting all Muslims should be banned from entering the United States, Republican Presidential Candidate, Donald Trump, is still suffering the ramifications.


And his latest Tweet suggests he has no intention of backing down.

Thursday, 10 December, 2015

By Mr Oshin Shahiean of OTS Solicitors

Last week it was reported that a large backlog of Immigration cases was building up in the UK because the Home Office and the Ministry of Justice are apparently at odds over who should pay for the tribunals.

Thursday, 19 November, 2015

Earlier this week, David Cameron formally set out his demands for renegotiating the UK's membership of the EU in a letter to the president of the European Council Donald Tusk.

The four key negotiation points are as follows:

Friday, 13 November, 2015

Our client, Mr E was the father of a British child. The child’s mother restricted E’s access to his child, and following a dramatic change of circumstances, he required an extension of his discretionary Leave to Remain in the UK.

Extending Discretionary Leave to Remain

Saturday, 07 November, 2015

Acting for Kenyan national in a Court of Appeal case in relation to a Human Rights Application on both Article 3 and Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

Friday, 06 November, 2015

Last week Sweden dropped a bombshell on the European community by formally asking fellow EU members to relocate some of the thousands of migrants entering the country.  This move starkly illustrates how much pressure Europe is under to cope with the biggest migration of fellow human beings since the end of the Second World War.  Sweden has always been exceptionally generous with its migration policies, but it is now clear that even it cannot cope with the mass influx of humanity, desperately seeking safety and shelter from war and starvation.

Friday, 06 November, 2015
OTS Immigration Solicitors Immigration Advice

For migrants wishing to rent property in the United Kingdom, 2016 will be a pivotal year for change and it is imperative that current and prospective migrants be fully aware of the storm that is coming in the form of Right to Rent checks.

Friday, 30 October, 2015

New regulations The British Nationality (General) (Amendment No.3) Regulations 2015 which come into force on the 12th November 2015 make amendments to applying for naturalisation after Permanent Residence in the UK to the effect that:


• Naturalisation applicants must now have passed a Home Office-approved English language test

Monday, 26 October, 2015

In a press release dated 22nd October 2015, the Government announced that from 1st February 2016, all UK landlords will be required to check that prospective tenants have a legal right to be in the UK or face a fine of up to £3,000 per tenant.

Thursday, 22 October, 2015
eea question mark EU

At the Conservative Party Conference on the 6th October, Home Secretary, Teresa May, used her speech to launch a blistering attack on the impact of immigrants on British society.  In her address, she said Immigration makes society less cohesive and it is driving down wages and taking away jobs from British people.

Wednesday, 07 October, 2015

There is a new term being used to describe families separated due to the income threshold required for a British national to bring his or her non-EEA resident family into the country – Skype Families.  Although the term may sound trendy and modern, for the parents and children living with the reality of residing in a separate county from their loved ones, every day is full of sadness.

The Cause of ‘Skype Families.'

Wednesday, 07 October, 2015

On the 13th October, the Immigration Bill 2015 will have its second reading in the House of Commons.

Tuesday, 06 October, 2015

Acted for client in judicial review proceedings against the Secretary of State for the Home Department (‘SSHD’) in connection to the correct application of the new Immigration Rule, and unlawful interference with client’s Article 3 [inhumane and degrading treatment] and 8 [respect for private and

Saturday, 26 September, 2015


'It is no surprise that, when a system is unbalanced and dysfunctional, everything gets blocked when the pressure mounts. This is a defining moment for the European Union, and it now has no other choice but to mobilize full force around this crisis' - António Guterres, UN High Commissioner for Refugees
4 September 2015

Monday, 07 September, 2015

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