In 2008, the regime for preventing illegal working in the UK was changed by the introduction of civil penalties under the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.
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The Penningtons Manches immigration team is regarded as one of the UK’s leading firms for advice on both complex and straightforward personal immigration cases.
The visa processing service, which until how has been provided by WorldBridge, will be provided by VFS Global from 26 March 2014.
S Chelvan of No5 Chambers has been interviewed for a news item that was broadcast on Channel 4 News on 28 March.
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Currently, to come to the UK as a Tier 1 investor, an investment of £1m, £5m or £10m must be made in the UK.
The Home Office recently announced its latest set of changes to the UK’s immigration rules. Most of the key developments will take effect from 6 April 2014.
A recommendation for the suspension of the Tier 1 (Investor) visa route has been made by the Home Affairs Select Committee.
Expatriation of minors download
Recent coverage has failed to highlight the increasing number of minor US citizens and green-card holders relinquishing their US citizenship.
Claire van Overdijk of No5 Chambers has been appointed to the attorney-general’s London C panel of junior counsel to the Crown.
A survey conducted by Gateley has revealed that 60 per cent of people do not fully understand how the points-based immigration system works.
According to Taylor Wessing’s Amy Patterson, the key question that remains is whether the change in COMI is one of substance or mere illusion.
These tips will help those individuals who are new to the world of business immigration, as well as seasoned experts, as they highlight a few common issues.
S Chelvan of No5 Chambers has established some guidelines that are designed to ensure immigration officials ask the right questions of LGBTI people.
No5 Chambers’ Mark Kelly has acted for the defence in the case of Gurdev Nagra, who has been spared jail after pleading guilty to two charges of assisting unlawful immigration.
Up close and personnel: new compensation limits announced and Unison’s challenge of employment tribunal fees dismissed download
Bristows has published its Up close and personnel newsletter for February 2014.
Paul Joseph from No5 Chambers has won in the Court Of Appeal for the home secretary.
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has acquired Toronto-based immigration law firm Bomza Law Group.
Mark Harper resigned after discovering a cleaner he employed for his flat did not have permission to work in the UK. How can employers avoid the same trap?
Hogan Lovells has won asylum for a lesbian woman who feared sexual orientation-based persecution if she was required to return to her native Macedonia.
MAC has published a report on the Tier 1 investor visa, which focuses on whether the investment thresholds of the current scheme provide sufficient economic benefits to the UK.
The Migration Advisory Committee has released its much-leaked report on the Tier 1 (investor) visa route.
The Brits, Baftas and immigration download
The Brits and Baftas have recently come and gone, but do its international stars need immigration permission to ‘work’ in the UK?
Two No5 Chambers barristers have been shortlisted for the Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards 2014: Abid Mahmood and Nabila Mallick.
Tier 2 Intra-Company Transfer is a category that allows multinational companies to transfer staff to the UK to work on a long-term basis or for frequent short-term visits.
The Paris office of Eversheds is sponsoring a mentoring programme aimed at helping young women aged between 25–39 within the immigrant population.
AA (Somalia) — Supreme Court says home secretary should amend the refugee family reunion rule for children download
The Supreme Court has strongly indicated to the home secretary that she should amend the immigration rules concerning family reunion of children with refugees in the UK.
S Chelvan, barrister at No5 Chambers, has provided training in Stockholm on his ‘Difference, Stigma, Shame and Harm’ model for analysing and determining LGBTI asylum claims.
The Chambers UK Bar Guide has ranked No5 Chambers in 15 practice areas.
Labour market testing was introduced as a mandatory requirement for all standard business sponsors who wish to nominate a position under the 457 visa programme.
Few topics get tabloid blood racing like immigration, but are heart rates running quite so high among lawyers practising in this area?
S Chelvan of No5 Chambers analysed the impact of a case concerning three gay asylum seekers on the BBC World Service Newshour program on 7 November.
The UK Border Agency has updated its guidance for employers on preventing illegal working in the UK.
Immigration law update download
The UK Border Agency has published an updated version of its guide for employers on preventing illegal working in the UK.
Business immigration changes download
Immigration into the UK continues to be a hot topic, with the government wanting to reduce net immigration.
This guide addresses the issues that arise when an exempted company seeks to establish a physical office in Bermuda.
This booklet addresses employees’ many commonly asked questions regarding international assignments.
Entries for the 2015 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program (DV) (also known as the ‘green card lottery’) must be submitted electronically by 2 November 2013.
Nabila Mallick has been nominated by chambers at the suggestion of the bar bono unit for bar pro bono lawyer of the year.
Comprising of one of the largest immigration groups in the country, the barristers at No5 are at the cutting edge of the development of the law in the field. No5 Chambers has a truly national presence, with offices in London, Birmingham and Bristol.
Deputy head of No5 Chambers
On 26 June 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States issued two rulings that significantly advanced same-sex marriage rights in America.
On 6 September 2013 the UK Border Agency (UKBA) announced a number of positive changes to the immigration rules which will help UK employers.
As the legal aid cuts bite, immigration firms need to be more commercially minded to make the transition into privately funded work
On 6 April, the UK Border Agency will introduce changes to the Tier 2 immigration rules that will affect UK employers.
The Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress passed a new Exit-Entry Administration Law on 30 June, 2012, representing the first overhaul of China’s immigration law since 1986.
The Supreme Court has told the Government that its current immigration practices are unlawful.
The Government’s crowd-pleasing legal stance on immigration is creating fresh challenges for law firms
CMS Cameron McKenna is set to offload its UK immigration practice to Fragomen, an international firm specialising in immigration law.