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  • Illegal immigration: Over the top


    26 October 2013

    In an article for The Economist, Joanna Hunt discusses the Government's new immigration bill and the problems it may cause when immigrants respond to its tougher new laws.

  • International outlook of trainees threatened


    01 May 2013

    In an article for Lawyer2B, Raj Shah discusses how changes in immigration policy are making it increasingly difficult for firms to recruit immigrants as trainee solicitors. Until recently, international students could switch from the Tier 4 student migrant category to the Tier 2 category. However, changes to the Immigration Rules mean that students cannot switch from Tier 4 to Tier 2 unless they have passed a UK-recognised bachelor or master’s degree or attained certain awards in education.

  • The state of migration: employing migrant workers


    21 March 2013

    Practice Development Lawyers Samar Shams and Bethan Carney, have contributed to a report for The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) which explores the trends and the factors that influence employers in recruiting migrant workers. The report discusses issues such as skills shortages, the availability of UK-born workers, and ‘work ethic’.

  • The Great British immigration scandal


    27 February 2013

    In an article for Management Today, Mary Croydon discusses Silicon Roundabout's rich, cosmopolitan identity but is concerned about the squeezing of entry routes into the UK for overseas talent. Mary goes on to warn that unless companies find ways to overcome these hurdles in order to attract the brightest and the best, it is questionable how long Silicon Roundabout will remain open for business.

  • Supreme Court tells UK Borders Agency that its current immigration practices are unlawful


    19 July 2012

    The Supreme Court has ruled that a significant part of the UK Border Agency’s practice and policies for corporate immigration is unlawful. Shahram Taghavi, lead adviser and junior counsel in the case of R (Alvi) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (JCWI Intervening), comments on the judgment.

  • Supreme Court strikes down 'unlawful' immigration policies


    18 July 2012

    In a landmark decision today, the Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that a significant part of the UK Border Agency’s practice and policies for corporate immigration are unlawful because they were not laid before Parliament as required by the Immigration Act 1971. Instead, they were simply set out in governmental “Guidance” documents and other documents external to the Immigration Rules, rendering them unlawful.

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