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The Ankara Agreement - Turkish Business Persons and Workers (20 December 2018)

Under the Ankara Agreement European Community Association Agreement (ECAA) a national of Turkey may apply to enter or stay in the UK to establish and run a business, and, in certain circumstances, for an extension of leave to continue employment in the UK. The Ankara Agreement dates back to 1963 with an Additional Protocol in 1970.  Read more...

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How to ensure your immigration application is valid (18 December 2018)

It is important when submitting an immigration application to comply with all the requirements. The implications of not making a valid application can have disastrous consequences which could lead to you becoming liable to detention and removal as an overstayer. Moreover, this could also have an adverse effect on future applications.   Read more...

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Phase one of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry is complete: what have we learnt and what happens now? (17 December 2018)

Since the Grenfell Tower Inquiry began in May, we have heard over six months’ worth of evidence from fire fighters, control room operators, professional experts and from the bereaved residents and survivors of the fire. Phase one of the inquiry aimed to discover exactly what happened on the night of the fire, whilst the second phase will focus on why the fire spread. Here we look back over what we have learnt so far and what is to come moving forward.  Read more...

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What to do when served with a Noise Abatement Notice? (12 December 2018)

What you consider to be ‘music’ your neighbours may find to be an unbearable cacophony; revving your car may show off its new engine, but for the new parents down the road it’s another sleepless night getting the baby back to sleep. A failure to consider your neighbours, whether you are at home or running your business, can result in a complaint being made against you, at which point you may receive a noise abatement notice.   Read more...

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Banking Litigation – Pursuing a Claim in England against a Foreign Bank (11 December 2018)

Do you want to sue a bank based abroad by bringing a claim in England? Are you worried that you will not get access to justice in a foreign jurisdiction? Such questions may raise an eyebrow or be perceived as remarkable to some, but these sentiments resonate through justice systems in multiple parts of the world. Independence of the judiciary is a salient feature in our law of jurisprudence and ought to be in any developed constitution.   Read more...

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Updates to the Immigration Rules: Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) route also stopped in Points Based System Changes (11 December 2018)

A full statement of changes to the Immigration rules was expected on the 6th December 2018; however a brief statement introducing the anticipated changes is all that has been released so far.   Read more...

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The introduction of ID cards is proposed to control immigration (7 December 2018)

A think tank namely Global Future stated introducing electronic identity cards and tightening current rules could overcome concerns over immigration. Moreover, the UK could implement this potentially without the need to leave the EU. Many commentators and politicians have stated that many EU countries within the UK have made use of powers to manage migration and are perplexed why the UK have not done the same.   Read more...

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Government to Suspend Tier 1 Investor route with immediate effect from 7 December 2018 (6 December 2018)

The Tier 1 investor route allowing and encouraging high net worth individuals to invest in the UK will be suspended until further notice from midnight on Friday 7th December 2018 due to a crackdown to combat organised crime, money laundering and corruption. The investor route will reopen for applications in 2019 (no specific date given) with changes to the requirements where applicants would be required to provide detailed and comprehensive audit trails illustrating the source of funds. In addition, it is stated that government bonds will be removed from the list of acceptable investments requiring high net worth individuals to invest in active and trading UK companies rather than loaning the government money by way of gilts/bonds to qualify.   Read more...

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Personal Injury Claims - Rehabilitation (3 December 2018)

People who sustain injuries would rather not have been injured at all and one of the main concerns they may have is will they receive the support to live their lives as independently and fully as possible. Rehabilitation plays a vital role when you have sustained an injury and should be considered in all cases whether it is a minor or life changing injury.   Read more...

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Contesting a Will: Farmer’s son who ‘hates cows’ stripped of his inheritance (3 December 2018)

Inheritance disputes can be extremely sensitive when close family or friends feel they have been duped out of what they believe they were entitled to. One farmer’s son has taken his parents to court after finding out they did not plan on giving him a penny from the family’s farm in their Wills.  Read more...

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