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Prime Minister’s message to EU nationals in the UK

October 20, 2017 | Immigration, Latest Thinking, News

The Prime Minister, Theresa May, recently released a press statement with an update for EU nationals in the UK and UK nationals

Are digital borders the future of immigration for post-Brexit Britain?

Post-Brexit Britain is foreseen to be heavily laden with increased border controls. Therefore, are digital borders the answer?

Oman – Update

October 16, 2017 | Immigration, Latest Thinking, News

The Government of Oman has recently halved the salary threshold for foreign nationals who are working there and want their family members to join them. The salary threshold which was previously set at OMR 600 per month, is now at a much lower rate of OMR 300. This is a big slash in price and

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The ‘End is Nigh’ for Turkey-U.S. Relations.

October 9, 2017 | Immigration, Latest Thinking, News

On Sunday 8th October 2017, both Turkey and the United States announced that all visas between the two countries would be suspended, following from a diplomatic fall out between the two.

How does France’s new anti-terror bill affect Human Rights?

October 9, 2017 | Latest Thinking, News

On Tuesday 3rd October 2017, France approved a new anti-terror legislation, following from the recent terrorist attacks. Since the Paris attacks in 2015, France has been in a ‘state of emergency’ – However, how far does this new anti-terror legislation affect Human Rights and the application of democracy?

Faster UK Border Entry – 15 new countries added

October 6, 2017 | Immigration, Latest Thinking, News

Being a traveler, especially a business traveler, you want to be able to enter a country with ease and speed. Therefore, it’s good news for all travelers as the UK have now added 15 new countries to the 25 existing countries on the list on 5th October 2017.

Brexit – The latest update

This is an update following the end of discussions of the fourth round of negotiations between the UK and EU in Brussels last week.

Are tribunal fees unlawful?

September 28, 2017 | Employment, Latest Thinking, News

Following from the recent judgement of the Supreme Court in July 2017 regarding the abolition of employment tribunal fees, the question arises as to whether this abolition could create a ‘domino’ effect upon all tribunal fees, thus leading to tribunal fees being determined as unlawful outright.

How does social media impact the law?

In 2014, the House of Lords Select Committee released a publication regarding social media and criminal offences. The publication specifically focused upon how far criminal offences overlap, when committed in either ‘offline’ reality or virtually ‘online’.

Statement of Comparability – UK NARIC Changes

September 19, 2017 | Latest Thinking, News

As of 25th September 2017, there will be changes to the Statements of Comparability (SoC) issued by UK NARIC for overseas qualifications assessments.

Hudson McKenzie opens their second UK office in Nottingham

September 13, 2017 | Latest Thinking, News

Hudson McKenzie, with a global network of lawyers spanning across 100+ countries, has opened its second UK office in Nottingham. The firm has taken prime space in City Gate East, a prominent landmark building situated in Nottingham City Centre.

The winds are changing for the U.K. corporate governance system.

Last week, the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial strategy published the U.K government response to the recent green paper consultation, regarding corporate governance.

How does gender affect immigration?

September 5, 2017 | Immigration, Latest Thinking, News

Following from recent news regarding President Trump’s ban upon transgender individuals from entering the United States military, questions can begin to arise as to how far an individual’s gender really does affect their prospects in life and the sectors that they participate in – such as immigration.

Brexit – Brussels Negotiations

September 4, 2017 | Immigration, Latest Thinking, News

Brexit negotiations are in full swing in Brussels, we bring you the latest updates on how the negotiations are proceeding.

US suspends non-immigrant US visas in Russia

August 29, 2017 | Immigration, Latest Thinking, News

The US Government has recently announced that all non-immigrant visa operations in Russia will be suspended from 23rd August 2017 onwards. This harsh decision was a direct consequence of the Russian Government’s personnel cap in the US mission, whereby they requested the US Embassy to cut back its staff by two-thirds.