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  • Changes to continuous residence rule for ILR applicants

    08 January 2018

    From 11 January 2018 new provisions are coming into force that will affect how the Home Office assesses continuous residence for indefinite leave to remain (ILR) applications.

  • Samar Shams writes for HRZone: Four lessons in prevention of illegal working

    Press

    18 December 2017

    Samar Shams writes for HRZone discussing the surprises businesses should be aware of in relation to the prevention of illegal working.

  • Changes to Immigration Rules

    12 December 2017

    In UK immigration law circles, we have grown used to a statement of changes, announcing significant alteration of the existing laws, at least three times a year. Usually, the end of year change occurs in November but this year the announcement is unsurprisingly later than usual and less eventful. Presumably because the Government have found themselves a little busy the last few months...

  • The Art of the Brexit Deal

    11 December 2017

    On Friday the UK Government and the European Commission issued a joint report on the rights of EU citizens and their family members in the UK following the conclusion of the first stage of Brexit negotiations.

  • Joanna Hunt comments for Lexis Nexis: 'Breakthrough' Brexit deal provides as many questions as answers

    Press

    11 December 2017

    Joanna Hunt comments on the deal struck by the UK and EU, as well as the implications of the agreement, in an article for Lexis Nexis.

  • Joanna Hunt writes for the Free Movement blog: British organs for British residents

    Press

    29 November 2017

    Joanna Hunt has written an article for the Free Movement blog discussing the recent case R (A) v Secretary of State for Health [2017] EWHC 281 which revisits section 175 of the National Health Service Act 2006 and the system of charging foreigners for health services.

  • Immigration in the tech industry - by any measure; a positive immigration story

    29 November 2017

    Representatives from some of the leading companies across the industry joined forces to host a Migration Advisory Committee (“MAC”) roundtable on 13 September, coordinated by Lewis Silkin and techUK.

  • Our latest Brexit update on immigration

    16 November 2017

    The UK Government published a Brexit update with the notion that it would relieve worried EEA nationals in the UK and let everyone see how lovely the UK Government intend to be over the end of free movement. This somewhat backfired when the European Parliament then said the proposal was “inadequate”.

  • Lewis Silkin submits evidence to The Home Affairs Committee

    Press Release

    10 November 2017

    The Home Affairs Committee has published Lewis Silkin’s submission to its inquiry on the capacity of the Home Office to deliver Brexit.

  • Lewis Silkin hosted Global Labour Law Conference in Hong Kong with Ius Laboris

    Press Release

    03 November 2017

    The Shifting World Dynamics and the Evolving Workplace: Global labour law conference was held in Hong Kong last month in conjunction with Ius Laboris, the leading international law alliance combining the world’s leading employment, labour and pensions firms.

  • Thousands of UK citizens could have bank accounts mistakenly frozen due to immigration policy

    Press

    27 October 2017

    Joanna Hunt has commented in an article for The Independent which discusses how legitimate people could have their bank accounts frozen as a result of new policy that will require banks to carry out identity checks as part of the Government's latest crackdown on illegal immigrants.

  • Brexit: from a slow drip to a full-on leak

    27 September 2017

    On 5 September 2017, the Home Office Post-Brexit Immigration Document was leaked to the public. The document – the exact publication date of which we do not know – provides a screenshot of government policy towards EU nationals and their non-EU family members. The document talks about how those individuals will be affected at three separate stages: (1) those in the UK ‘before exit’, (2) those who come to the UK during the ‘implementation phase’, and (3) those who arrive ‘after the implementation period’.

  • Court of Appeal orders Hong Kong’s Immigration Department to accommodate same-sex partners as dependants

    26 September 2017

    In a unanimous decision made on 25 September, the Court of Appeal ruled that the Immigration Department’s refusal to issue a dependant visa to the lesbian civil partner of a British expat was not rational.

  • Busting Brexit

    Press Release

    25 September 2017

    At the Shifting World Dynamics and the Evolving Workplace: Global labour law conference which will be held in Hong Kong on 6th October, James Davies from Lewis Silkin will be speaking on Busting Brexit myths in our first session.

  • Illegal working penalties released; name, shame and make them pay

    25 September 2017

    The ONS has released the illegal working civil penalties data for the first quarter of 2017. The revenue raised was £5,900,000, prior to any adjustment following objections to the penalties. Given the population difference, it is not surprising that London and the South East had the highest number of penalties applied and illegal workers found but there were still large numbers issues in the Midlands and North West as well.

  • New guidance published for employers conducting right to work checks

    22 September 2017

    In August we also saw the publication of amended Home Office guidance for employers conducting right to work checks. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Gimme 5

    22 September 2017

    A series of five hints, tips and thoughts to help keep your sponsor licence healthy.

  • April 2017 changes

    22 September 2017

    In April we saw the introduction of the Government’s much heralded immigration skills charge. The charge is in essence a penalty fee payable by Tier 2 sponsors for relying on non-resident rather than local workers.

  • Samar Shams comments for LexisNexis: 'European Union (Withdrawal) Bill 2017 passes second reading amid concerns over delegated powers'

    Press

    18 September 2017

    Samar Shams has commented in an article for LexisNexis following the recent passing of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill 2017 in the House of Commons last week. The article raises concerns about the Bill, particularly regarding the proposed use of delegated legislative powers, the approach to devolution, and questions regarding the continued application of EU rights and legal principles in the UK.

  • Andrew Osborne comments for Bloomberg: Premier League Fights to Retain Playing Talent After Brexit

    15 September 2017

    Andrew Osborne has commented in an article for Bloomberg which discusses the affect of Brexit on the Premier League retaining and attracting foreign players.

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