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Child abduction – what to do

By Family Law

Your Missing Child : What you can do in a Child Abduction situation If you believe that the other parent or a family member is planning to take your child abroad without your permission, we are here to help. Do you believe the other parent or a family member is planning to take your child abroad without your consent? Has your child’s other parent or family member already taken your child out of the country…

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The Graduate Visa

By Immigration Law, Visas

The importance of preparing graduate visa applications carefully and thoroughly The Graduate Visa is for international students who have completed an eligible course of study at UK bachelor’s degree-level or above who want to work, or look for work, following the successful completion of their higher education. The study course must be with a recognised higher education provider and be fully compliant in order for an application to be started; a successful application will enable…

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Ways to challenge a personal guarantee

By Commercial Law, Legal Advice, Private Legal Services

Disclaimer: The information in this article is intended for general information only. It does not constitute legal advice and should not be treated or relied upon as such. It is provided without any representations or warranties, express or implied. Guarantees are a form of suretyship which allow either a company or an individual, regarded as the guarantor, to agree to be liable for the obligations of another, the principal. The principal owes obligations to a…

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R H-N and Others (Children) (Domestic Abuse: Finding of Fact Hearings) [2021] EWCA Civ 448

By Family Law

R H-N and Others (Children) (Domestic Abuse: Finding of Fact Hearings) [2021] EWCA Civ 448 Introduction R H-N and Others is a combined appeal case which came before the Court of Appeal. The appeal largely focuses on the interrelation between proceedings concerning the arrangements for children and allegations/findings of domestic abuse. The court’s ruling has produced new guidance for the family law courts in England and Wales to follow and has demonstrated a heightened focus…

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High Value Sotheby’s Auction House Litigation Case

By Litigation

High Value Litigation Case involving Sotheby’s Auction House Disclaimer: The information in this article is intended for general information only. It does not constitute legal advice and should not be treated or relied upon as such. It is provided without any representations or warranties, express or implied. Back in 2011, Fairlight Art Ventures and Mark Weiss teamed up to buy what they believed to be the authentic painting ‘Portrait of a Gentleman’ by Dutch artist…

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Covid-19 Force Majeure – knowing where you stand in uncertain times

By Commercial Law, Covid-19, Legal Advice

The Covid-19 pandemic and the unprecedented lockdowns in both the UK and internationally have seen a rapid increase in queries relating to force majeure clauses. This article summarises the main legal principles and practical considerations. Disclaimer: The information in this article is intended for general information only and reflects the position in the law at the date of publication. It does not constitute legal advice and should not be treated or relied upon as such….

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What to do when there are issues with serving a divorce petition

By Divorce, Family Law, Legal Advice, Private Legal Services

Divorce: issues with service of the petition You have served a divorce petition and a sealed copy has been sent to your spouse with an acknowledgement of service form to return. Your spouse ignores the petition and fails to return the acknowledgement. What can you do about this issue? Disclaimer: The information in this article is intended for general information only and reflects the position in the law at the date of publication. It does…

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The Tier 4 Graduate Route

By Changes in UK Law, Immigration Law, Visas

The Tier 4 Graduate Route was first announced by the Home Office on 11th September 2019. If brought into force in line with information currently available, the route would provide two years of leave to those who are studying on Tier 4 student visas. It would permit employment and self-employment and facilitate the move into other work routes that potentially lead to settlement. Disclaimer: The information in this article is intended for general information only…

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New Changes to the Immigration Rules CP 232 due to come into force this month (June 2020)

By Changes in UK Law, EU Referendum, Immigration Law, Visas

A new Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules (CP 232) was published on 14 May 2020 which will introduce a number of changes across a range of immigration routes. We explore some of its key aspects. Most, but not all, of the changes covered by the statement come into force in June 2020. Disclaimer: The information in this article is intended for general information only and reflects the position in the law at the date…

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