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21 July 2016
Despite the UK’s decision of 23 June 2016 to withdraw from the EU, there will be no immediate changes to freedom of movement rights of EEA nationals in the UK. This right will only cease when the UK leaves the EU.
Press19 July 2016
Andrew Osborne, head of Lewis Silkin's Immigration practice and Sports group, has commented on a CNN article which dicusses the implications of Brexit on the English Premier League.
Press24 June 2016
Andrew Osbourne has commented in an article for The Times which discusses the implications of post-Brexit on British football.
24 June 2016
The UK population voted to leave the European Union (“EU”) on 23 June 2016, but nothing will happen for employers and employees overnight.
Press01 April 2016
Andrew Osborne was interviewed by BBC news on the impact of Brexit on British football and the potential loss of access to European talent which has helped make the Premier League hugely popular.
Press29 March 2016
Andrew Osborne has been quoted in an article by The Times which examines the consequences of the possible impact of Britain choosing to leave the European Union for football clubs across the country.
Press02 November 2015
Olga Nechita has been quoted in an article by City A.M. on the open letter organised by the Coalition for a Digital Economy, which urges David Cameron to welcome more skilled migrants.
Press23 December 2014
Andrew Osborne has been quoted in an article by The Telegraph.
Press23 April 2014
Andrew Osborne has been quoted in an article by The Times on the UK's overcomplicated immigration rules.
Press14 February 2014
In an article for The Law Society Gazette, Samar Shams discusses the new measures on sham marriages and civil partnerships arising from the new Immigration Bill.
Press26 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.
Press01 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.
Press21 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’.
Press27 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.
Press19 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.
Press18 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.