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Coronavirus and UK Immigration – Live Updates

As with most areas of life, the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on the UK’s immigration system is far-reaching.  In this regularly updated blog, we monitor the key developments around immigration, including those that may affect your immigration status or how your visa or citizenship application or appeal is processed. [...]

By |2020-04-01T11:10:21+01:00April 1st, 2020|Coronavirus, Immigration|

Louis MacWilliam Advises On Post-Brexit Migration Rules in Yorkshire Post

Our Head of Immigration, Louis MacWilliam, has been featured in the Yorkshire Post giving his view on what post-Brexit migration rules might look like for the hospitality and care home sector. In the article, Louis looks at recent figures published which show a continuing and steady decline in the rate [...]

By |2020-03-15T08:42:26+00:00March 15th, 2020|Immigration, In The Press|

When Does an Islamic Ceremony Create a Legal Marriage for your Spouse Visa?

For many individuals, amongst the many rules which make applying for a spouse visa complex and stressful, is the requirement that a spouse’s marriage is legally recognised for UK immigration purposes. The recent case of Attorney General v Akhter confirmed that the religious ceremony to marry known as ‘Nikah’ is [...]

By |2020-03-16T21:11:59+00:00March 13th, 2020|Immigration|

Louis MacWilliam Gives Immigration Talk To Leeds University International Students

On Tuesday 3rd March, our Head of Immigration, Louis MacWilliam, was invited along to Leeds University to give a talk to their international students about work-based visas after they graduate. The talk was part of the University Global Careers Month. Louis spoke to the students at length about their various [...]

By |2020-03-06T16:20:19+00:00March 6th, 2020|Immigration|

The New Immigration System: Is This Really an ‘Immigration Revolution’?

Today, the government introduced a policy statement outlining how the UK’s immigration policy will take shape from 2021.  Today’s Daily Mail ran the headline ‘Immigration Revolution’, with the sub-headings ‘Migrants must have job paying at least £25,600, qualifications, and speak English ++Pay annual fee to NHS ++No benefits for 5 [...]

By |2020-02-19T16:19:58+00:00February 19th, 2020|Immigration|

Professional Negligence in Immigration Cases

I have been advising clients on immigration matters for over 11 years, first as an accredited immigration caseworker and later as an immigration solicitor.  In that time, I have dealt with many clients who have suffered terribly due to the actions (or inactions) of a previous immigration advisor. Often a [...]

By |2020-01-21T08:54:17+00:00January 21st, 2020|Immigration, Professional Negligence|