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LS Legal News Bulletin

This page is dedicated to recent news, updates and opinions from LS Legal Solicitors.

High Court Upheld Revocation of Sponsor Licence

Thursday 4th January 2018

The High Court has recently upheld the Home Office's decision to revoke an IT consultancy's Tier 2 sponsor licence in R (Sri Prathinik Consulting Limited) v Secretary of…

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Court of Appeal confirms Worker Registration Scheme extension was unlawful

Tuesday 2nd January 2018

In a decision of 7 November 2017 in the case of the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions v Gubeladze [2017] EWCA Civ 1751, the Court of Appeal unanimously confirmed that the extension of the Worker Registration Scheme from 1 May 2009…

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Court of Appeal rules that visa conditions do not have legal effect unless notified in writing

Friday 29th December 2017

On 15 December 2017 The Court of Appeal delivered its judgment in the case of Anwar v the Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] EWCA Civ 2134. The Court held that the…

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Significant Supreme Court change regarding deprivation of British citizenship

Thursday 28th December 2017

The Supreme Court made a decision on 21 December 2017 in the cases of R (Hysaj and others) v Secretary of State for the Home Department and Bakijasi v Secretary of State for…

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Dismissal for Failing to Provide Evidence of Right to Work is not a Fair Reason

Thursday 14th December 2017

In the case of Baker v Abellio London Ltd [2017] UKEAT 0250_16_0510, the Employment Appeal Tribunal found that not having documents confirming an employee's right to work is not in itself a fair reason…

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In-Country Right of Appeal for People Accused of Cheating on the TOEIC English Test

Wednesday 13th December 2017

The Court of Appeal decided that out of country appeals are not an appropriate remedy for persons whose visas have been cancelled after being accused by the…

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Important Changes to the Immigration Rules Announced

Monday 11th December 2017

A new Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules was published on 8 December 2017. It outlines government's intention to make few important changes across various immigration categories. The majority of the changes will take effect from 11 January 2018 and LS Legal Solicitors summarised the…

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Last Chance to Apply for Settlement under Tier 1 (General) Route

Wednesday 29th November 2017

Tier 1 General visa holders route for indefinite leave to remain (ILR) in the UK will be closed on 6 April 2018. This is the last chance to apply for ILR under existing visa category. Although the Tier 1 General visa route is now closed to new applications and…

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The UK’s Proposed Procedures for EU Citizens Post Brexit

Friday 10th November 2017

On 07 November 2017, the Government set out additional details of how EU citizens and their family members can remain in the UK permanently and obtain 'settled status' after the UK has left the European Union. Once finalised, it…

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BANKS TO BE REQUIRED TO CARRY OUT 70 MILLION IMMIGRATION CHECKS ON BANK ACCOUNTS

Thursday 9th November 2017

At present the law (the Immigration Act 2014) requires banks and building societies, including banks that are UK branches of EEA banks…

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Proof of Immigration Status will now be Required at your Next Doctors Appointment

Thursday 2nd November 2017

A nationwide "Passport Policy" has now been implemented through NHS services in the UK. The Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, has put together a new policy which will have the NHS checking the immigration status of patients…

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Good Character vs Bad Character

Thursday 26th October 2017

When you want to naturalise as a British citizen, you inevitably come across requirement of a 'good character'. However, there is no definition of 'good character' in the British Nationality Act 1981 and therefore no statutory guidance as to how this should be…

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