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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.

Changes to Immigration system in Colombia

September 8, 2017 | Immigration, Latest Thinking

The immigration system in Colombia has recently undergone considerable changes, which will come into effect from 14 December 2017. As of this date, the Government has announced that there will be three types of visas, ‘V’, ‘M’ and ‘R’, instead of the usual 20 types, as they used to have.

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.

The importance of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) – How far is it maintained?

As globalisation increases, so does the pressure to maintain Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to a high level within all corporate sectors – especially within the legal profession.

How does terrorism affect immigration?

August 22, 2017 | Immigration, Latest Thinking, News

Following from the unfortunate recent events surrounding the Barcelona terror attacks that occurred on 17th August 2017, a greater focus should be centered upon how these forms of attacks could affect the visa application process for non-terror affiliated citizens wishing to move to the UK.

EU tourists can come to the UK visa-free post Brexit

August 21, 2017 | Immigration, Latest Thinking

The Government has announced that it plans to continue to allow EU citizens to travel to the UK for tourism purposes without the need to apply for a visa once UK have left the EU.

Changes to Family Immigration Rules

August 14, 2017 | Immigration, Latest Thinking, News

In July 2017, the UK Government issued a Statement of Changes in relation to the Financial Requirements surrounding the applications to settle in the UK with a family. We have highlighted below the changes which came into effect from 10 August 2017. The main purpose of these changes is to give effect to the Supreme

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New Data Protection Bill – Are you prepared?

The European Union is set to issue and enforce a ‘General Data Protection Regulation’ (GDPR) on 25th May 2018, in which the current British legislation has been amended, in order to comply with this. MP Matt Hancock released a ‘Statement of Intent’ on Monday 7th August 2017, regarding a ‘new data protection bill’ to be

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Can the U.K. manage immigration post-Brexit?

August 9, 2017 | Immigration, Latest Thinking, News

One year into his role as Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, Conservative Phillip Hammond has confidently stated, following from the recent Brexit talks in June, that “U.K Immigration will be managed but not shutdown post-Brexit”. However, how far is this statement going to be a warranted one? Since Britain joined the European Union, with Winston

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Are Theresa May’s Brexit negotiations being hampered by internal disputes?

August 2, 2017 | Latest Thinking

The argument over Free Movement within the government took another turn this week with No. 10 moving in to clear up any dispute in relation to Brexit negotiations. On Friday, Chancellor Phillip Hammond seemed to come into conflict with the statement made earlier that week by Amber Rudd, the Home Secretary when he warned that

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White Paper on immigration released by South Africa

August 2, 2017 | Immigration, Latest Thinking, News

On 28th July 2017, the South African Government has released its anticipated White Paper on immigration that provides a policy framework for comprehensive review and overhaul of South Africa’s immigration system and the introduction of significant changes over the next two years. Some of the significant statements which have been made are: “If you wish

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