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Have you renewed your sponsorship licence? (28 February 2019)

After successfully gaining your sponsorship licence, your licence will last for a period of 4 years, at which point you will need to renew your sponsorship licence.  Read more...

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Your Sponsorship Licence Application (26 February 2019)

If you wish to employ a skilled worker from outside the UK or EU, you must first apply for a Tier 2 and/or Tier 5 sponsorship licence. A sponsorship licence is permission given by the Home Office to you as an organisation/business to sponsor migrants to work in the UK.   Read more...

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Probate fees set for a dramatic rise (19 February 2019)

New probate fees that have been announced by the Government are to be referred to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) following claims from the independent financial advisory group LEBC that such dramatic increases would cause ‘hardship and distress’ to the bereaved, says Today’s Wills and Probate.  Read more...

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Are you failing to comply with your Tier 2 sponsorship duties? (19 February 2019)

As a sponsor you must comply with certain duties under the Immigration Rules and have the required systems and procedures in place to retain your Tier 2 Sponsorship Licence.   Read more...

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Are you a sole representative of an overseas business intending to set up in the UK? Here is what you need to know. (15 February 2019)

If you are an overseas business from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland and you are planning to set up a branch in the UK, or a wholly owned subsidiary of an overseas parent company, you can apply to come and set up in the UK as a Representative of an Overseas Business under the Immigration Rules.   Read more...

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Things commonly forgotten about when drafting a Will (15 February 2019)

Many of us draft our Will with our legacy in mind, specifically thinking about who will be beneficiaries of your estate after we are gone. For this, you may take some time first identifying and then attributing a certain portion of your estate to those individuals. But what about lesser known complicating factors that could throw up problems after you are gone? Here, we look at the considerations to make when drafting or amending your Will and how to avoid future disputes.   Read more...

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Ministry of Justice publishes its LASPO review (14 February 2019)

On Thursday, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) published its long-awaited review into the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act (LASPO), which sees the Government promising more money in order to fill the gaps in access to justice that were created by the legal aid reforms in 2013.   Read more...

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Brexit - A help or hindrance? Our take on Civil Litigation Post-Brexit (B-Day) (8 February 2019)

There has been much speculation as to what will happen post Brexit. Will companies have to pay largely inflated prices in order to trade with European Union (‘EU’) companies? Will the financial markets crash? Will it even be worth trading with EU member states after March 29th (‘B-Day’)?   Read more...

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Mother of three year old girl becomes the first person convicted of FGM in the UK (6 February 2019)

This month, the mother of a three year old girl became the first person to be convicted of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in the UK. The landmark ruling has been welcomed by campaigners who hope it will encourage other victims to come forward and report the crime.  Read more...

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Proposals to simplify the Immigration Rules (6 February 2019)

After coming to the conclusion that the Immigration Rules are ‘highly prescriptive, too long and difficult to follow’ the Law Commission has suggested that the Immigration Rules are too complicated and has initiated a consultation to consider how the Rules can be made simpler.   Read more...

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