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Legal Developments in the The UK Legal 500 2019

BRIBERY ALLEGATIONS IN MORE THAN ONE JURISDICTION: THE IMPORTANCE OF ENSURING A JOINED-UP DEFENCE AP

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

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Aziz Rahman considers the Ericsson bribery investigation and outlines how best to respond if you are investigated by more than one law enforcement agency

Have Changes to The Spouse/Civil Partnership Minimum Income Threshold Made A Difference?

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

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The plight of those denied a UK Spouse/CivilPartnership Visa or a Spouse/Civil Partnership Visa extension continues to feature in the headlines. In August 2018, the Guardian reported on one young woman, driven to attempt suicide after her fiancé, an Albanian national, was not permitted to enter the country.  The Home Office ruled Paige Smith, a British Citizen, did not meet the £18,600 income threshold.  It later transpired the Home Office lost a crucial payslip proving that Ms Smith met the criteria, a document the department had been sent four times by a Solicitor and Ms Smith’s MP.  The appeal Judge took ten minutes to rule the Visa should have been approved; however, the couple still had to wait two months for the Home Office to declare it would not appeal the decision.

BRIBERY AND THE RISK IT POSES TO TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES

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

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With Microsoft’s activities in Hungary having come underinvestigation, Nicola Sharp explains why those at the cutting edge oftechnology need to be aware of the age-old dangers of bribery.

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.