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London: Human resources

Immigration: business - ranked: tier 5

OTS Solicitors

Immigration: human rights, appeals and overstay - ranked: tier 2

OTS Solicitors

OTS Solicitors handles a raft of immigration work; it is consistently praised for its 'professional approach' and its 'vast experience'. The team handles a range of human rights and family life cases, and is also involved in deportation and asylum claims, judicial reviews, ILR and EEA applications and nationality cases. The team has recently been engaged on a number of Windrush generation cases and is also experienced in cases involving trafficking and children. On the business immigration side, the team regularly handles matters relating to investor, entrepreneur and innovator visas, sponsorship licences, illegal working compliance, global migration planning and employee transfers.

Practice head(s):Oshin Shahiean; Teni Shahiean

Other key lawyers:Paul Gulbenkian


The firm provides an excellent service; the lawyers are real professionals and they know the law very well.

The team stands out for its professionalism, its attention to every detail of the client's application, its impressive client care, its wealth of expertise and its impressive success rate.

Teni Shahiean has a wealth of expertise.

Oshin Shahiean is very knowledgeable.

Bhavini Bhatt is energetic, has keen sense of client needs, and is professional and very thorough.

Teni Shahiean has a hands-on approach.

Teni Shahiean and Maryem Ahmed are very good listeners and give good and honest advice.

Work highlights

  • Represented a client in obtaining his indefinite leave to remain.
  • Represented a client in obtaining his Adult Dependant visa.
  • Represented a client in obtaining his extended family member residence card.
  • Represented a client in her Tier 1 Entrepreneur application.
  • Represented a client for his Tier 1 Entrepreneur judicial review.

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OTS Solicitors

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

    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¬† Immigration .¬† British Citizenship lawyers are often approached about this visa route as it is seen as a ‚Äėfast track‚Äô route to settlement in the UK.
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  • Court of Justice rules on source of income for Derivative Residence applications

    On 2 October 2019, the Court of Justice delivered its judgment in Bajratari v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Directive 2004/38/EC) Case C-93/18 which concerns Chen applications and the source of funds for self-sufficiency. 
  • End of the ‚Äėcentre of life test‚Äô in Surinder Singh cases?

    In the recent case of¬† ZA (Reg 9. EEA Regs; abuse of rights) Afghanistan ¬† [2019] UKUT 281 (IAC ), the Upper Tribunal found that there is no basis in EU law for the centre of life test, as set out in Regulation 9(3)(a) of the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2016 (the ‚ÄúRegulations‚ÄĚ). It further found that it is not to be applied when Judges assess ¬†Surinder Singh ¬†cases that appear before them.
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    In applications for entry clearance where the applicant has a negative immigration history in the UK, the application may be refused under the general grounds for refusal, which are found in part 9 of the Immigration Rules. Where an applicant has ¬†‚Äėpreviously contrived in a significant way to frustrate the intentions of the Immigration Rules‚Äô,¬† the application could be refused under paragraph 320(11). In this post we look at five frequently asked questions about paragraph 320(11).¬†
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    The  Exceptional Talent  and Exceptional Promise categories are for individuals who are recognised leaders or emerging leaders in their field of expertise. There are a number of endorsing bodies for lots of different fields of work, including  artists and musicians ,  architects ,  digital experts ,  scientists  and  academics . While there isn’t an endorsing body for every expert, the growing list means that many individuals could enjoy the flexibility that this category has to offer. 

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  • Rights of appeal after the Immigration Act 2014

    The Immigration Act 2014 (‚Äúthe 2014 Act‚ÄĚ) reduced the circumstances in which the refusal of an immigration application will give rise to a right of appeal.¬†The¬† explanatory notes ¬†to the 2014 Act state that the Act was intended to restructure rights of appeal to the Immigration Tribunal. Previously, a right of appeal to the Immigration Tribunal existed against any of the 14 different immigration decisions listed in s.82 of the¬† Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 ¬†(‚Äúthe 2002 Act‚ÄĚ). As explained below, whether or not the refusal of an immigration application currently generates a right of appeal depends on the subject matter of the application rather than its categorisation.