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Divorce Law – reform set to end ‘blame game’ between couples and introduce no-fault divorces (9 April 2019)

Divorce Law in England and Wales is to be overhauled so that couples will no longer have to apportion blame for the breakdown of their marriage or else wait for at least two years of separation to take place before they can divorce.   Read more...

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Introducing The New Tier 1 Innovator Visa (8 April 2019)

The Tier 1 Innovator visa category was introduced by the government as a replacement for the Entrepreneur visa and applications are due to open in April 2019, although some delays are anticipated. You can apply for an Innovator visa if you are a non-EEA national and you wish to establish or run a business in the UK. You will need to have your business or business idea endorsed by an approved body (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/endorsing-bodies-innovator) and they will provide you with an endorsement letter if approved.   Read more...

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Building Professional’s Negligence decision in Freeborn and anor v Marcal – don’t try to turn an ugly duckling into a swan (3 April 2019)

When embarking on residential building projects we often rely on professionals such as a surveyor or an architect to ensure that the building work is carried out in accordance with our specifications. However, in the recent case of Freeborn and another v Marcal [2019] EWHC 454 (TCC), an architect was found liable for failing to carry out their clients’ wishes and instructions in a renovation project he was contracted to complete.  Read more...

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Judge says ‘making it harder for Turkish citizens to settle in the UK is for their own good’ (2 April 2019)

In March 2018 the Home Office abolished the route to settlement that had long existed in the UK under the Ankara Agreement. The Home Office then issued replacement rules for Turkish national business people to obtain indefinite leave to remain.  Read more...

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The Tier 1 Start-Up Visa, will it be beneficial for Entrepreneurs? (1 April 2019)

The Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa ceased to exist on the 29th March 2019. This followed heavy scrutiny by central government which described it as ‘failing’, with Immigration Minister Caroline Noakes stating that it has contributed ‘little to the economy’. With the departure of the Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa route, the Home Office overhaul has incepted; introducing the new Tier 1 Start-Up Visa.   Read more...

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