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On 4 May 2021, the governments of the United Kingdom (‘UK’) and India signed a new ‘migration and mobility partnership’ deal which would allow young professionals between the ages of 18-30 to work and live in each others countries for a period of up to two years under the ‘Young Professionals Scheme’. Business immigration expert Mohammed Hafejee gives his thoughts.
A UK Sole Representative of an Overseas Business visa is for companies who wish to locate a senior employee in order to establish a branch or wholly-owned subsidiary in the UK. A sole representative for the purposes of the visa application is an employee who has been recruited by an overseas company in a senior role.
Employee dismissed for over-zealous approach to health and safety succeeds with Employment Appeal Tribunal claim. In the case of Sinclair v Trackwork Ltd the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has decided that an employer could not rely on evidence that a supervisor had annoyed colleagues and demoralised the workforce when introducing a new safety procedure.
The new Graduate visa route is for International students who wish to remain in the United Kingdom (‘UK’) in order to seek employment following the successful completion of their studies in the UK. The Graduate visa route will open for applications from 1 July 2021. What are the key requirements to be eligible for the Graduate […]
An Intra-Company Transfer (ICT) visa is for multinational companies who wish to transfer skilled workers from their overseas offices to come and work in their United Kingdom (UK) based entity. Following the end of the transitional period on 1 January 2021, the Intra-Company Transfer visa is also applicable to EEA nationals. However, the Intra-Company Transfer […]
How the new law may affect you and your business The Pension Schemes Act 2021 came into force on 11 February 2021. Whilst a number of requirements are yet to come into effect and further guidance is required, it is clear that there will be a huge impact on corporate, trustee and regulator behaviour over […]
The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr Rishi Sunak, laid out proposals in his 2021 budget report for new UK immigration visa routes to be implemented by March 2022. The aim of the UK government’s new visa routes will be to attract the most ‘highly skilled’, ‘global mobility talent’ from around the world with a particular […]
All United Kingdom (‘UK’) based employers who intend to recruit foreign workers under the new points-based visa system must apply for a UK Visas and Immigration (‘UKVI’) sponsor licence. What is a Sponsor Licence? In essence, a sponsor licence is permission given to companies in the UK from UKVI to legally employ foreign workers. However, […]
The Skilled Worker Visa route applies to all foreign nationals who have been offered a skilled job by a UK Visas and Immigration (‘UKVI’) approved licensed sponsor. What are the requirements for a skilled worker visa? To qualify as a skilled worker, you must be offered a skilled job in the United Kingdom (‘UK’) at […]
This week marks ‘Family Mediation Week’ aimed at raising awareness of mediation and how it can help separating families manage their issues collaboratively and productively. Despite the general belief that divorce will be a messy and costly process, if managed properly, the process of divorce, and where applicable the financial and children issues that come […]
Today, is “ Divorce Day ”. This unusually named occasion takes place annually on the first working Monday in January and is normally marked by a spike in divorce enquiries after marital issues reach a head over Christmas and New Year. Whilst many law firms have reported expecting lower than usual enquiry numbers this year, […]
‘No-fault divorce’ to finally become law after decades of campaigning The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill has now cleared the final stages of parliamentary scrutiny in the House of Commons. Resolution, the national family justice body, has been campaigning for over thirty years to end the requirement for couples to assign fault in order to […]