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Update on German Immigration – New ICT Directives

June 22, 2017 | Immigration, Latest Thinking, News

Effective 1 August 2017, certain new ICT Directives will be introduced. The German Parliament will be implementing changes to their immigration law in to Germany, which will affect the following Directives: 2014/66/EC (ICT) 2014/36 /EC (Seasonal Workers) 2016/801/EC (REST) The new law will allow third-country nationals who have been sent by their employer abroad, to

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Are you selling a business? Share Purchase or Asset Purchase.

In the business world, selling a business (or buying) is never straightforward and often comes with a plethora of complexities, particularly around the different structures which may be employed. These narrow down to two different methods (and sometimes a combination of the two). One option is to buy the shares of the company that owns

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Social Security Registration mandatory in France

May 20, 2017 | Immigration, Latest Thinking, News

Companies that are looking to send employees to France for assignment will now need to ensure that the employees are covered for social security, whether this be in their home country or in France. From 1st, July 2017 it will be mandatory to show Social Security Registration on the detachment declaration. What does this mean?

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Barista Visas could allow workers two years in UK

May 15, 2017 | Immigration, Latest Thinking, News

Being a nation of coffee lovers – Coffee shops and hotels in the UK have expressed concerns and claimed that British people are not interested in working in coffee shops as Baristas, therefore they are pushing for the introduction of  ‘Barista Visas’. Amber Rudd, the home secretary, is being urged to allow young people from

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Fraser Dyer joins Hudson McKenzie

May 15, 2017 | Immigration, Latest Thinking, News

Hudson McKenzie is pleased to announce that Fraser Dyer has joined the firm as Director of Acquisitions, acting as a leading property acquisition advisor to the firm’s High-Net Worth (HNW) and Ultra High-Net Worth (UHNW) clients from across the world. Fraser’s breadth of experience in property search in prime central London areas is second to

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Sponsor Licence Compliance and Audits

May 15, 2017 | Immigration, Latest Thinking, News

UK employers who hold a Sponsor Licence will be aware that they have certain duties as part of Sponsor Licence Compliance and Audits, which they must adhere to as a sponsor. They will also be aware that they can be audited by the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) officials at any point whilst holding a

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Australian Immigration – Changes to Sub-Class 457 Visa

April 27, 2017 | Immigration, Latest Thinking, News

As of 19 April 2017, several changes to sub-class 457 visa have been introduced which is designed for Temporary Skilled Workers. This category is being replaced with a new Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa. It is to be noted that existing sub-class 457 visa holders will not be affected by this change for the duration

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Rights of EU Nationals to remain unchanged

April 13, 2017 | Immigration, Latest Thinking, News

Since Article 50 being triggered last month, nationals of the European Union, European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland have been confused and left in the dark about what their work and residence rights in the UK are. Based on publication from the UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) website, we have summarised your rights. What do

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Consultant Solicitors (Fee Sharing) – London

April 11, 2017 | Latest Thinking

Are you seeking a flexible, interesting and rewarding career? We currently have opportunities for Consultant Solicitors across various Commercial disciplines.  This represents a great opportunity for an experienced Solicitor to take control of their career in an ambitious firm. JOB TITLE: Consultant Solicitor PQE REQUIRED: 5+ years LOCATION: London SALARY: Fee-Share arrangement Working as a Consultant

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Pay to add a Legal Representative on SMS

April 6, 2017 | Immigration, Latest Thinking, News

In November 2016, we saw the introduction of a new Priority Change of Circumstances service which allowed Tier 2 and 5 A-rated sponsors to apply for faster consideration of four types of change of circumstances requests. The service came at a price of £200 per request and reduced consideration times to 5 working days, as

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Increase in Home Office fees

April 5, 2017 | Immigration, Latest Thinking, News

The UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) pursuant to the Legislation laid in Parliament has announced a number of updates to immigration, visa and nationality fees. The key changes are: Fees for visitors, full-time students and workers will be restricted to a 2% increase in line with the government’s inflation target; Application fees for British Citizens

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Visa-on-Arrival Scheme in Nigeria for Business travellers

March 31, 2017 | Immigration, Latest Thinking, News

In an effort to improve its international business climate and steer the economy back to growth after four quarters of consecutive recession, the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) has expanded its visa-on-arrival scheme for “frequently travelled business persons of international repute” and “executives of multi-national companies” whose home countries have no Nigerian consular post as it

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Comprehensive Sickness Insurance for EU nationals

March 28, 2017 | Immigration, Latest Thinking, News

There has been a fair amount of reports recently whereby European Union Citizens who reside in the UK and left for holidays and/or business purposes, have been stopped at the UK Border control when trying to re-enter the UK, due to the fact that do not have Comprehensive Sickness Insurance. No doubt this has heightened

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Article 50 is being triggered

March 27, 2017 | Immigration, Latest Thinking, News

After the referendum on 23 June 2016, whereby the people of Britain voted to leave the European Union, it has finally been announced that Mrs. Theresa May will formally notify Mr. Donald Tusk, the EU Council President, on Wednesday 29 March 2017, by way of a letter, that Britain are going to trigger Article 50.

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Changes to the UK’s Immigration Rules in April 2017

March 17, 2017 | Immigration, Latest Thinking, News

Hudson McKenzie would like to remind employers about the changes to the UK’s Immigration Rules to take effect from 6 April 2017. The main changes being introduced on 6 April are: Tier 2 Criminal Record Checks Last year there was news of Criminal Record Checks for Tier 2 migrants and their adult dependant relatives, however, it

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