The post-Brexit points-based system for skilled workers explained
202005.20
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The post-Brexit points-based system for skilled workers explained

The UK government’s new points-based immigration bill, The Immigration and Social Security Coordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill 2019-2021 to give it its full title, was voted through the House of Commons on Monday evening passing the vote by 351 votes to 252. The bill will now go on to receive further parliamentary scrutiny from MP’s and…

Changes in UK Immigration Rules due to COVID-19 and generally
202005.18
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Changes in UK Immigration Rules due to COVID-19 and generally

The following changes have been made to the immigration rules due to the unprecedented crises the world finds its self: However, these are other changes and do not overlap the changes that were dealt with in a recent article on Coronavirus v immigration rules. Tier 4 visa holders A student can start their course of studies…

What does Brexit mean for me?
202005.11
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What does Brexit mean for me?

The U.K Left the EU at 11 pm GMT on 31st January 2020. Brexit has thus taken place. The transitional period and what this means Under the Withdrawal Agreement, there is a transitional provision until the end of 31st December 2020 for a trade agreement to be put in place, governing the relationship in matters…

The Impact of COVID-19 on UK Immigration
202005.03
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The Impact of COVID-19 on UK Immigration

At present, the Home Office immigration department in conformity with the Government’s lockdown rules is closed for face to face interviews or for booking an appointment to take biometrics (photo and fingerprints) and scan the applicant’s passport on to their electronic system. In-country applications If an applicant under UK immigration control is about to complete…

Why is making a Will important?
202004.24
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Why is making a Will important?

This pandemic has been devastating especially for our older generation. It has also most probably jerked the memory of many who have not made a will, to do so. We hear depressing daily news about deaths from the COVID-19 virus, yet it may not have occurred to many of us to make a will because…

The COVID-19 virus and Commercial Property Leases
202004.23
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The COVID-19 virus and Commercial Property Leases

This pandemic is such an unprecedented event, that neither owners of commercial properties nor their tenants have any experience as to how to deal with the numerous issues that arise as a result. There is therefore much to be said about sensible agreements being made between landlords and their tenants, as even the courts have…