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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Arlingsworth Solicitors announces appointment of newly promoted senior associate.

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We are delighted to announce the promotion of one of our lawyers, Christopher Hussey, to the position of Senior Associate. Christopher trained as a solicitor at Arlingsworth after graduating from the University of Warwick and completing his professional legal qualifications at the University of Law, Guildford. Christopher has developed a reputation for delivering success and he has earned considerable praise, having been described by leading counsel as “highly capable” and a “conscientious solicitor who clients…

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Fortnite and divorce

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Fortnite and divorce We’ve gone from children stealing credit cards to the creation of questionable dance moves thanks to Fortnite but now we have hit another low. Fortnite and divorce is a thing. Reports have suggested that the game, which has pulled in over $1 billion of revenue is being blamed for irretrievable breakdowns in relationships. What is Fortnite? For those who have not yet managed to cross paths with this game, Fortnite was released…

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Chequers proposal and the EU

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Chequers proposal and the EU In order to conclude Article 50 and leave the EU, Theresa May and the Conservative Party finalised a White Paper called the Chequers proposal as a framework of 12 points of what the UK expects when parting from the European Union. These proposals will be heading off to Michel Barnier’s team and the 27 EU members to discuss whether to accept or deny them. The Chequers proposal A date has officially…

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Visa changes to the Immigration Rules?

Changes to the Immigration Rules

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Changes to the Immigration Rules On 15 June 2018, changes to the Immigration Rules were laid in Parliament that will come into force on 6 July 2018. The purposes of the main changes are to: Make provision for returning residents, including those affected by Windrush. Create a route for Afghan locally engaged staff to apply for settlement in the UK and to extend the ex-gratia redundancy scheme by six years, to include those made redundant…

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Business plan in preparation for the new UK start-up visa

New UK Start-up Visa Announced

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New start-up visa route announced by the Home Secretary The Home Office has announced plans for a new UK “start-up” visa, which will be launched in Spring 2019, for entrepreneurs wishing to set up a business in the UK. With this new route, it is aimed to widen the applicant pool of entrepreneurs and make the visa process faster and smoother. This new start-up visa is being designed to replace the existing route which was…

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Supreme court, where the symptom free personal injury judgment was made

Landmark Supreme Court Case Redefines Law for Symptom Free Personal Injury

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Landmark Supreme Court Case Redefines Personal Injury Law The Supreme Court, the highest Court in the UK, has recently ruled a landmark decision confirming that the former employees of the chemical company, who developed a sensitivity to platinum salts, should be compensated – even though their condition was symptom free personal injury. This decision has basically redefined personal injury law accepting that an asymptomatic physiological change caused by employer’s negligence can constitute an actionable personal…

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Those flags of union and EU to represent Brexit, immigration and employment

Brexit, immigration and employment

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Brexit, immigration and employment Immigration Following the initial publication of the draft withdrawal agreement on 28 February 2018, EU Counsel and UK Government held a joint Brexit, immigration and employment press conference on 19 March 2018 to announce that they had reached an agreement regarding key issues of the withdrawal agreement. The most important information provided by this conference was the length of the transition period (as well as some details about the process) and…

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Wooden couple on split fabric: when will the maintenance payments end

When Does the Clock Stop Ticking and Maintenance Payments End?

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When Does the Clock Stop Ticking? In 2014, Kim Waggott was awarded a settlement of £9.76m and £175,000 in annual maintenance payments for life, after she divorced from her multimillionaire husband, William Waggott. Following the decision, Mr Waggott protested stating that the ruling was wrong on the basis that it would not encourage his wife to ever return to work. Mrs. Waggott, who stopped working in 2002, claimed that she should be entitled to a…

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