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Legal Developments in the The UK Legal 500 2019

Visa options for international students to stay in the UK

November 2018 - Employment. Legal Developments by DavidsonMorris.

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What are the immigration options for Tier 4 visa students to stay in the UK after they graduate?

Three Reasons Why Your Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa May Be Refused

November 2018 - Immigration. Legal Developments by A Y & J Solicitors.

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A Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa provides a gateway to entry and settlement in the UK for non-EEA individuals who wish to launch a start-up or invest in and become a director of a UK company running the business. There are advantages to entering Britain on the entrepreneur visa route; an applicant can bring their dependent family members with them, and there is also an opportunity to fast-track settlement applications if certain criteria are met.

However, the refusal rate for a Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa is high. According to immigration statistics, in the last quarter of 2017, 48% of entrepreneur visa applications were declined. The toughening up of rules surrounding the Tier 1 Entrepreneur route resulted from a spate of bogus applications in recent years. Now those wishing to enter the UK on an entrepreneur visa must have a first-rate application, demonstrating they can meet the visa requirements and add value to the economy.

Our growth continues with an office move for the team in Leeds

October 2018 - Transport. Legal Developments by Stowe Family Law.

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July 24, 2018

We are pleased to announce that the new Stowe Family Law office in Leeds is now officially open.

The new office can be found in the Minerva building at 29, East Parade in the heart of the city centre and is a stone’s throw from the Leeds civic, commercial and retail centres, as well as the courts.

Four Law Society Excellence Award nominations for Moore Blatch

October 2018 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Moore Blatch LLP.

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Moore Blatch has been nominated for four awards in this year’s Law Society Excellence Awards.

OBTAINING A DPA

October 2018 - Crime. Legal Developments by Rahman Ravelli Solicitors.

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With the SFO laying down tough conditions to those seeking adeferred prosecution agreement (DPA), Aziz Rahman examines what companies need todo to have a chance of securing one.

DEALING WITH AGENCIES THAT INVESTIGATE BUSINESS CRIME

October 2018 - Crime. Legal Developments by Rahman Ravelli Solicitors.

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Aziz Rahman outlines the powers and functions of the Serious Fraud Office, Financial Conduct Authority and National Crime Agency and explains how defence teams should respond to them.

CONDUCTING AN INTERNAL INVESTIGATION

October 2018 - Crime. Legal Developments by Rahman Ravelli Solicitors.

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Nicola Sharp and Syedur Rahman explain the value to companies of internal investigations and the importance of carrying them out correctly.

PREVENTING MONEY LAUNDERING IN THE GAMBLING INDUSTRY

October 2018 - Crime. Legal Developments by Rahman Ravelli Solicitors.

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With a bookmaker being ordered to pay millions for failing to prevent money laundering, Nicola Sharp and Syedur Rahman examine how the gambling industry can tackle the problem.

How to Deal with A Tier 2 Sponsor Licence Suspension

October 2018 - Immigration. Legal Developments by A Y & J Solicitors.

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The UK leaves the European Union in less than six months. With the number of EU nationals coming to the UK for work reducing, having a valid Tier2 Sponsor Licence is more crucial than ever for organisations whorely on foreign talent to meet customer demands.

Sponsor Licenceholders who do not have the advantage of large HR departments to monitorcompliance need to be mindful of Home Office actions while observing the non-compliance,including licence suspensions.

Increase in Tier 1 Investor Visa applications driven by changes to US immigration

September 2018 - Immigration. Legal Developments by OTS Solicitors.

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London business immigration lawyers have noticed an increase in applications for Tier 1 Investor Visas by ultra-high net worth individuals, fuelled in part by political instability in nations such as Russia and China, and also by changes to US ImmigrationBritish Citizenship lawyers are often approached about this visa route as it is seen as a ‘fast track’ route to settlement in the UK.