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This page is dedicated to keeping readers informed of the latest news and thought leadership articles from law firms across the globe.

If your firm wishes to publish press releases or articles, please contact Shehab Khurshid on +44 (0) 207 396 5689 or shehab.khurshid@legalease.co.uk

 

Legal Developments Worldwide

Combining sources of income to satisfy the spouse visa financial requirement

November 2019 - Immigration. Legal Developments by Richmond Chambers.

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Under Appendix FM to the Immigration Rules, family members applying for entry clearance or leave to remain must provide evidence of an annual income of at least ÂŁ18,600, which is known as the minimum income requirement (“MIR”), plus an additional ÂŁ3,800 for the first child and ÂŁ2,400 for each additional child.

Data Breach Notification Obligation In Light of Turkish Data Protection Authority’s Recent Decisio

November 2019 - TMT ( Technology, Media & Telecoms). Legal Developments by ELIG Gurkaynak Attorneys-at-Law.

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There is no specific definition of "data breach" under the Turkish data protection law ("Turkish DP Law"). However in terms of notification obligations, "illegal seizure of or access to personal data" is considered as a data breach.

Costs in Immigration Judicial Review Proceedings

November 2019 - Immigration. Legal Developments by Richmond Chambers.

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As outlined in our previous series of blog posts, immigration judicial review allows you to challenge decisions by the Home Office when the decision does not attract a right of appeal or administrative review. 

An important consideration when deciding whether to pursue immigration judicial review is the potential cost implications. The general rule is that the unsuccessful party will pay the costs of the successful party.  Therefore, if you do not succeed, you may be liable to pay the costs of the Home Office. Of course, it is also important to take into account that if you are successful, the Home Office may be liable to pay your costs.

Adequate Maintenance Requirement - Appendix FM

November 2019 - Immigration. Legal Developments by Richmond Chambers.

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In July 2012, the Immigration Rules were changed to implement new requirements for non-EEA nationals applying to enter or remain in the UK under the family migration route. Appendix FM of the Immigration Rules was subsequently introduced, incorporating an adequate maintenance requirement.

Investor Visa Settlement Investment Requirements

November 2019 - Immigration. Legal Developments by Richmond Chambers.

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Tier 1 Investor visa holders can apply for settlement or indefinite leave to remain (ILR) in the UK once they have spent a continuous period of 2, 3 or 5 years with leave in the United Kingdom under the Tier 1 Investor visa route.

Life in the UK Test Top 10 Questions

November 2019 - Immigration. Legal Developments by Richmond Chambers.

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Here are the top 10 questions that our clients ask us about the Life in the UK test.

The Senior President of Tribunals’ Annual Report 2019

November 2019 - Immigration. Legal Developments by Richmond Chambers.

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The Senior President of Tribunals’ Annual Report was published on 30 October 2019. A copy of the full report can be accessed: here.  

Regulatory Authorities of UAE Economic Substance Regulations announced

November 2019 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Afridi & Angell.

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Further to our previous inBrief dated 7 July 2019, which disucssed UAE Cabinet Resolution 31 of 2019 Concerning Economic Substance Regulations (the UAE Economic Substance Regulations or the Regulations), and inBrief dated 10 October 2019, which discussed the Guidance on UAE Economic Substance Regulations issued by the UAE Ministry of Finance, Cabinet Decision No. 58 of 2019 has now designated the regulatory authorities (the Regulatory Authorities) to regulate compliance with the UAE Economic Substance Regulations. 

Emirates Development Bank appointed to maintain Register of Finance Leases

November 2019 - Finance. Legal Developments by Afridi & Angell.

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Pursuant to UAE Federal Cabinet Resolution No. 56 of 2019, Emirates Development Bank has been appointed to maintain the register of finance lease contracts created pursuant to UAE Federal Law No. 8 of 2018 on Finance Lease (the Finance Lease Law or the Law). 

UAE Ministry of Finance Issues Guidance on Economic Substance Regulations

November 2019 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Afridi & Angell.

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A previous inBrief dated 7 July 2019 discussed UAE Cabinet Resolution 31 of 2019 Concerning Economic Substance Regulations (the UAE Economic Substance Regulations or the Regulations).