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Beware of a legal bargain

The Legal Ombudsman has warned that using cut-rate legal advisers sometimes leaves people unable to pursue complaints when things go wrong. The 2007 Legal Services Act came into force on 25th May 2011. The most significant consequence of the Legal Services Act has been allowing legal services to be delivered outside of the traditional law

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New Entry-Exit Laws in China Target Illegal Foreigners

September 13, 2013 | Immigration, Latest Thinking, News

New rules brought into force recently mean that foreigners and businesses should be particularly careful when visiting, living in, working in and running a business in China to ensure complete compliance with China immigration laws. The “Exit and Entry Administration Law of the People’s Republic of China” and the “Exit and Entry Administration Regulations of

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Favourable changes to UK Immigration Rules for Businesses, Foreign Employees and Tourists

September 11, 2013 | Immigration, Latest Thinking, News

On the 6th of September 2013, Mark Harper, the Minister of State for Immigration, announced a number of changes to the UK immigration rules coming into force in October 2013. These changes will be positive for businesses, employees and tourists alike. Relevant rule changes for business and employees include: Removal of the English language requirement

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A number of changes to the UK Immigration Rules have been laid down today in Parliament in a written ministerial statement.

September 6, 2013 | Immigration, Latest Thinking, News

A number of changes to the UK Immigration Rules have been laid down today in Parliament in a written ministerial statement.

Priority service launches in New Zealand for UK settlement applications

September 5, 2013 | Immigration, Latest Thinking, News

From 12 August 2013, Applicants in New Zealand have an option of using a fast track priority visa service when applying for a settlement visa to the UK. The UK Border Agency aims to process all settlement priority visa applications within 10 working days of when they arrive at the hub visa processing centre in

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Hudson McKenzie shortlisted for Immigration Provider of the Year Award

September 3, 2013 | Latest Thinking, News

We are very proud to announce that Hudson McKenzie has been shortlisted for the Immigration Provider of the Year Award at the Forum for Expatriate Management European EMMA awards.  The EMMAs reward companies at the forefront of the global mobility industry. These awards are independently judged by some of the most highly esteemed professionals in

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Hudson McKenzie launches new website and expands to offer other legal services

Hudson McKenzie is proud to announce the launch of its new website on 23 August 2013. This launch comes in conjunction with the firm adding other legal services. The firm has added to its legal capabilities in a move to embrace the changing legal landscape, providing its clients a more complete legal service, thereby positioning

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Setting up a business in India: Key immigration and cultural considerations

Setting up a business in India: Key immigration and cultural considerations before you leave Having the world’s tenth largest economy by nominal GDP and being globally recognised as a centre for information technology and other rising market sectors, India is increasingly becoming a very attractive place to start or expand a business. However, planning and

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Steps employers should take to comply with immigration laws

July 26, 2013 | Immigration, Latest Thinking

It is important that UK based employers are in a position to tackle immigration issues to avoid monetary penalties and criminal sanctions. We have summarised the steps all employers should take to comply with the immigration laws.  1.    Conduct an annual audit An immigration audit should be conducted by someone other than the person responsible

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