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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.

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 COVID-19 and the answers below: Q: I am unable to leave the UK…

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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…

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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 2019, although the timing was not…

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COVID-19 Update

Wednesday 18th March 2020

In light of the recent global developments around COVID-19, we wanted to reach out and let you know about the steps LS Legal Solicitors is taking during these uncertain times.  Our office remains open! Please note that from 18 March 2020 we will not be able to continue…

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How could Brexit impact you and your business?

Thursday 13th February 2020

The UK leaving the European Union will lead to a significant change to our economy, trading and financial arrangements. There might be steps you will need to take over the next coming months, in order to prepare for the impacts this could cause for you and…

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Accounts prepared by your accountant

Monday 10th February 2020

ACCOUNTS PREPARED BY YOUR ACCOUNTANT Many people think that accounts prepared by an accountant would be 100% accurate but that is not always the case. It has been discovered in a recent case that an application can be refused by the Home…

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Success Story: Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) Visa

Thursday 6th February 2020

With delayed investment and a failed business, a break to overcome such hurdles and excessive absences to a thriving international business and a high turn over of staff, we secured ILR for…

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Post-Study visa. Graduates, rejoice! ...maybe?

Monday 3rd February 2020

On 11 September 2019, the UK Government announced the creation of a new immigration route. It promises a return to days of the Tier 1 (Post Study Worker) visa: a two-year permit for students that allows…

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NHS Visa

Tuesday 10th December 2019

As general elections are approaching soon, all the political parties are in battle to secure votes. As part of the Conservatives manifesto, they have announced they will introduce a new "NHS Visa" which will allow overseas doctors and nurses to come and work in the United Kingdom. Surprisingly the…

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Gifts and Inheritance Tax

Friday 22nd November 2019

Whether you wish to make a gift to your grandchild or to your favourite charity, you will be potentially transferring…

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Tier 2 Shortage Occupation List

Tuesday 12th November 2019

What are the changes in the Shortage of Occupation list and what does it mean for you? Changes to Shortage of Occupation List: The shortage of occupation list (SOL) has been expanded to help employers to hire skilled workers from the international countries to come and work in…

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CHANGES TO THE IMMIGRATION RULES (HC 170)

Thursday 7th November 2019

The Home Office has recently introduced a new Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules under HC 170. The changes will only apply if the United Kingdom leaves…

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