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LS Legal News Bulletin

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

New Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules: EU Settlement Scheme

Saturday 21st July 2018

Statement of changes to the Immigration Rules introducing new EU Settlement Scheme was presented to Parliament on 20 July 2018 and will come into force on 28 August 2018 for the purposes of initial trial. This Statement of Changes in Immigration…

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Changes to EEA Regulations will come into force on 24 July 2018

Saturday 21st July 2018

The UK Government are implementing a number of cases decided by the Court of Justice of the European Union in the new changes to the EEA Regulations that will come into force on 24 July 2018. These amendments make the following…

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Remaining in the United Kingdom Post-Brexit

Monday 25th June 2018

As you may have seen in the news, Sajid Javid, the Home Secretary, released more details of the Government's scheme for a streamlined application process to grant European Union (EU) citizens residing in the United Kingdom what is to be known as settled status, to safeguard their…

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New Changes to the Immigration Rules

Monday 18th June 2018

The UK Government has announced changes to the UK Immigration Rules that will come into effect on 6 July 2018. Rather atypically, many of the changes are welcome news!…

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Retained Right of Residence Significant Law Change

Friday 15th June 2018

The Court of Appeal has recently delivered a judgment in the case of Baigazieva v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWCA Civ 1088 setting out a new precedent that may require appropriate amendments to the EEA Regulations 2016. The EEA Regulations lays down a set of…

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Home Office Decisions Take Too Long says Judge

Friday 20th April 2018

The Home Office have been criticised for its protracted processing of Immigration applications in the recent Court of Appeal case Secretary of State for the Home Department v Said [2018] EWCA Civ 627. The case involved the Home Office appealing a decision from…

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New Immigration and Nationality Fees from 6 April 2018

Friday 6th April 2018

The Home Office published the new immigration and nationality fees that will apply to all Home Office applications submitted on or after 6 April 2018. They represent an increase on the charges for 2017/18, although the rise is not so…

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Home Office Loses Half of All Immigration Appeals

Monday 19th March 2018

The newly released statistics for the third quarter of 2017/18 demonstrate that the percentage of immigration decisions being reversed by judges is…

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Could Operating A Business Qualify for Private Life Under Article 8 ECHR?

Friday 16th March 2018

In the recent case of Onwuje v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWCA Civ 331, the Court of Appeal held that running a business could amount to 'private life' under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights ('ECHR'). Despite Mr Onwuje's appeal failing, the Court…

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Underpaid domestic worker wins unfair dismissal claim

Saturday 10th March 2018

Following a lengthy 8-year legal battle, in a recent case of Mruke v Khan [2018] EWCA Civ 280, a domestic worker who was paid £10 per month (33 pence per hour) has succeeded in a claim…

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Data Protection and Access to Personal Data is Set to be Denied by the Home Office

Thursday 15th February 2018

One of the most significant and consumer-friendly data protection law anywhere in the world, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), will come into effect on 25 May 2018. The GDPR seeks to create a clear…

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New 180-day residence requirement for ILR as a PBS dependant partner

Thursday 18th January 2018

Until recently, there has been no residence requirement for point-based system (PBS) dependants to obtain indefinite leave to remain (ILR). They simply had to be in…

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