Visas extended automatically for NHS doctors, nurses and paramedics

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Disclaimer: The NHS Automatic Visa Extension information in this article is intended for general information only in respect of the automatic visa renewal scheme for doctors, nurses and paramedics 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. It is provided without any representations or warranties, express or implied. The Home Office announced on the 31st…

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Covid-19 fears: Spike in demand for Wills due to coronavirus

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Disclaimer: The information about the increased demand for wills due to coronavirus 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. It is provided without any representations or warranties, express or implied. Demand for wills has surged in the past two weeks because of coronavirus fears. According…

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Coronavirus Crisis: Family Court Publishes Guidance on Compliance with Child Arrangement Orders

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Disclaimer: The coronavirus guidance on compliance with child arrangement orders information in this article is intended for general information only about the impact of Covid-19 on child contact arrangements 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. It is provided without any representations or warranties, express or implied. The Courts and Tribunals Judiciary have today…

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Covid-19 Coronavirus Visa Extension

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Visas extended for those currently unable to return home due to COVID-19 Disclaimer: The Coronavirus Visa Extension 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. It is provided without any representations or warranties, express or implied. The Home Office has announced that visa nationals (i.e….

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Covid-19 Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: key details

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Covid-19 Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: The Headlines Disclaimer: The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme 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. It is provided without any representations or warranties, express or implied. On the 20th March 2020 the Chancellor announced the introduction of a ‘Job…

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Covid-19 Coronavirus: Guidance for Employers

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In case coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads more widely in the UK, we offer the following Coronavirus Guidance for Employers. Employers should consider taking some simple steps to help protect the health and safety of staff, whilst at the same time ensuring to help protect themselves from potential legal action. Good practice for employers It’s good practice for employers to: keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce risks of exposure in the workplace make sure…

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Covid-19 Coronavirus: Guidance for Employees

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People across the UK may soon find themselves out of office for lengthy periods of time, whether they like it or not. This article is intended to provide Coronavirus Guidance for Employees. It has been estimated that one fifth of the UK’s workforce could be absent during the weeks when the coronavirus is at its peak while millions more will find themselves working from home or even without anywhere to work. With the disruption to the…

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Inheritance Tax Change Q&A

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Inheritance tax changes now offer the ability to shelter up to £1million Two years ago the government introduced a major inheritance tax change, the  Residence Nil-Rate Band (RNRB) on top of the basic IHT allowance of £325,000. The main aim of the RNRB is to make it easier for individuals to pass on their family home without incurring inheritance tax. To find out more about the RNRB and how it may be of benefit, we…

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Tier 4 Student Category: A Breakthrough for International Students

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The Home office released a statement relating to Tier 4 Student on 11th September 2019 to introduce plans in regards to a new immigration route which is offering a two year visa for international students after graduating from a UK university. This will come as welcome news to international students who are planning on staying in the UK after their studies in order to find work. At present, Tier 4 students must either leave the UK…

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Grandparents’ rights of access in respect to access to their grandchildren

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Grandparents do not have an automatic right of access to their grandchildren, that is, legal right to see their grandchildren if a parent denies them access. There is no legal presumption that contact with a grandparent, or any other extended family member, is in a child’s best interests. In Re A (A minor) (Grandparent: contact) [1996] 2 FLR 153 Butler-Sloss LJ presumed that a parent should have contact with their child unless there are cogent…

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