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LS Legal News Bulletin

This page is dedicated to recent news, updates and opinions from LS Legal Solicitors, as well as blogs and discussions.We want to know your opinion on various legal issues and we welcome your participation in our debates.

Brexit impact on the Biometric Residence Cards of EU Citizens & their Family Members

Tuesday 12th January 2021

Biometric Residence Cards (BRC) issued to EU nationals and their family members are being replaced by the new cards. If you hold a Biometric Residence Card which states the following at the bottom of it "Residence Card of a Family Member of a…

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The UK’s points-based immigration system from 1 January 2021

Tuesday 14th July 2020

Yesterday, Monday 13 July, the government published further detail on the UK's points-based immigration system. The new system will take effect from 1 January 2021, once freedom of movement with the EU has ended. It will treat EU and non-EU citizens equally and prioritise skills…

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Update: Questions & Answers - 9 June 2020

Tuesday 9th June 2020

During the global crisis caused by COVID-19, it is positive to note the temporary concessions that have been introduced by the Home Office on 9 June 2020 in relation to requirements of the family Immigration Rules which will help many individuals with their immigration concerns. The temporary…

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The lockdown is not over yet – Home Office publishes its updated coronavirus advice for UK visa applicants and temporary UK residents

Thursday 28th May 2020

It has been 2 months since the emergency measures as a result of COVID-19 were introduced in the UK. The recent announced easements of the unprecedented lockdown have been a subtle positive indication that the country is on…

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Forget about the pandemic for a second: what is happening with your right to work after Brexit?

Wednesday 20th May 2020

As there is so much attention grabbed by the coronavirus, we wanted to raise your awareness in regards to EU citizens' right to work in the United Kingdom after Brexit. The first message that we want…

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LS Legal Solicitors - COVID-19 Update

Tuesday 14th April 2020

The safety and well-being of our staff and clients is, and always has been, our top priority. We have business continuity plans in place to continue servicing our clients'…

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Q&A Relating to the Updates Announced by the Home Office in light of COVID-19 published on 27 March 2020

Thursday 2nd April 2020
Hifza Nuyani, Solicitor

The Home Office has published new updates in light of COVID-19 on 27 March 2020. Please find below some of the new questions we have been asked and the answers below: Q: I want to contact the Home Office about my Immigration…

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Approved secure English language test centres - Trinity College London

Monday 30th March 2020

Trinity College London has renewed their licence and are now back on the Home Office list of approved test providers. If you require further information, please give us a call on 0753595 9450 or send an email request to…

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7 ways to cut staff costs during the coronavirus crisis

Monday 30th March 2020
Natasha Davies, Employment Specialist

Cashflow is a major concern for small businesses during the coronavirus crisis. The vast majority are looking to cut staff costs in order to survive the coronavirus pandemic, and indeed prosper once normality is restored. But what if you have a talented workforce who you don't want…

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Q&A Relating to the Updates Announced by the Home Office in light of COVID-19 published on 25 March 2020

Friday 27th March 2020

Please find below some of the questions we have been asked in relation to the recent announcement by the Home Office in light of…

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Visas extended for those currently unable to return home due to COVID-19

Tuesday 24th March 2020

The extension, announced today (24 March 2020) by the Home Secretary Priti Patel, will apply to anyone whose leave expired after 24 January and who cannot leave the country because of travel restrictions or self-isolation. This will last until 31 May…

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Immigration Health Surcharge rising to £624 in October 2020

Tuesday 24th March 2020

The government has announced that the Immigration Health Surcharge will be increased from £400 to £624 in October 2020. The rise was in the air since the Conservatives party general election campaign during…

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