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29 03, 2017

Immigration Legal Update: Article 50 Triggered

By | March 29th, 2017|Immigration|

Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty was triggered today which starts a period of negotiation between the UK and EU on the terms of the UK’s exit from the EU. How may this affect you? Article 50 formally triggers the process that will lead to the UK leaving the EU. The UK will not leave the EU until that process [...]

22 02, 2017

Immigration Update: Supreme Court Upholds Minimum Income Requirement for Partners of British Citizens

By | February 22nd, 2017|Employment, Immigration|

The Supreme Court has today unanimously ruled that the Home Office’s requirement that a UK citizen must have a minimum annual salary of £18,600 to be able to sponsor their non-EEA national partner’s application to join them in the UK is lawful. This judgment was the result of an appeal by four affected couples who claimed the ‘Minimum Income Requirement’ (MIR) was [...]

17 01, 2017

Brexit Means Brexit

By | January 17th, 2017|Employment, Immigration|

The Prime Minister Teresa May has today confirmed that when she says ‘Brexit Means Brexit’ she means that the UK will leave the single market when it leaves the European Union. The single market is a trade bloc that guarantees the ‘four freedoms’ of the European Union: goods, capital, services and people. Leaving the single market is therefore likely to [...]

8 11, 2016

What’s New in Immigration Law?

By | November 8th, 2016|Employment, Human Resources & Recruitment, Immigration|

On 3 November 2016, the Home Office announced that a series of changes to the Immigration Rules will come into effect on 24 November 2016. Many of these changes were announced earlier in the year so the content of the changes hasn’t come as a surprise. A summary of the key changes is set out below. Tier 2 The most [...]

11 08, 2016

Teacher Stern Immigration Seminar: Getting the Right to Work Checks Right

By | August 11th, 2016|Employment, Human Resources & Recruitment, Immigration|

What: The Home Office is cracking down on illegal working. Illegal workers include individuals who have no right to work in the UK and those working in excess of their permitted hours. Raids are being carried out, fines are being levied and migrants are being deported with increasing frequency and the government has introduced a new offence which enables it [...]

13 07, 2016

New Offence of Illegal Working

By | July 13th, 2016|Employment, Human Resources & Recruitment, Immigration|

In a further attempt to crack down on illegal working, a new offence came into force on 12 July 2016. The new offence means that workers themselves, as well as their employers, are now liable to imprisonment and/or a fine if they work in the UK without the appropriate permission. Clare Taylor and Sophie Placzek consider the impact for migrant [...]

27 06, 2016

Brexit – what does this mean for EU migrants and our UK Employment laws?

By | June 27th, 2016|Employment, Human Resources & Recruitment, Immigration|

Last week the UK voted to leave the European Union. EU nationals, their family members and their employers will be concerned about what happens next. Until the UK actually leaves the European Union EU nationals and their non-EEA family members* should continue to enjoy the same freedom of movement rights that have meant that they have been able to live [...]

27 01, 2016

‘Right to Rent’ Scheme Expanded

By | January 27th, 2016|Immigration, Real Estate|

Albeit that the Government’s guidance on the Right to Rent Scheme is still in draft form, from 1 February 2016 all landlords of residential property in England will be required to conduct checks on all prospective tenants to determine whether they have a right of residence in the UK. Letting a residential property to an individual who does not have [...]

26 01, 2016

Further Administrative Obstacles in the Naturalisation Process

By | January 26th, 2016|Immigration|

In perhaps a further demonstration of its current ‘anti-EU’ feelings, the government has imposed an additional administrative burden on EEA nationals wishing to naturalise as British Citizens. From 12 November 2015 all EEA nationals applying to naturalise must include with their application a Permanent Residence Card or other residence document issued by the Home Office certifying that they have acquired [...]

16 09, 2015

Teacher Stern Ranked in 2015 Edition of Legal 500

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